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How to Celebrate 2014 New Year’s Eve in New Orleans

New Year’s Eve is a time for big celebrations here in New Orleans. Several venues host parties and celebrations for people of all ages and interests. From the big all-inclusive hotel-hosted celebrations to the live music-centered parties to daytime kids events, there’s bound to be something to suit you and your family’s taste. In the end, the most difficult decision …

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Restaurants Open on Christmas Day in New Orleans

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While some people like to cook on Christmas, your idea of a nice way to spend the day might be not cooking and doing the resulting dishes. If you fall into this category, we rounded up some great New Orleans restaurants that will be open for the holiday. A delicious, stress-free meal might be the best present of all.

Restaurants…

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New Orleans Calling: Born In A Cast Iron Pot

WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been recently renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

Welcome to New Orleans Calling, WWOZ’s nationally syndicated program. New Orleans Calling airs on WWOZ 90.7 FM in New Orleans every Saturday morning from 7 a.m.-8 a.m., and you can …

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Kwanzaa Celebrates Culture and Family in New Orleans

in Arts & Culture

It’s been said that New Orleans is the United States’ most African city. How fitting then that many New Orleanians would celebrate Kwanzaa as they do. Kwanzaa is an African-American cultural celebration that incorporates African ritual and concepts into a week-long commemoration beginning Dec. 26 – Jan. 1.

The African influence on New Orleans music, dance, and food is undeniable. …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Juley Le

“I’m not a big shopper,” said Juley Le, a New Orleans-based lifestyle blogger who writes about fashion, style and food. Her lack of enthusiasm for shopping surprised me at first, but then she explained, “I wear what’s in my closet. A lot of my shopping isn’t intentional, but if I see something cool then I’ll buy it.”

Juley’s blog Upperlyne …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

in Cocktail Culture, Events, Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of holiday fun, featuring everything from cocktails and small bites from the city’s best bartenders and restaurants at Tales of the Toddy to a special dinner series at Emeril’s, and a tongue-in-cheek holiday show at Mid-City Theatre. You’re sure to have the time of your life as Dirty Dancing comes to the Saenger …

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GoNOLA TV: Exploring Prospect.3

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do Video Videos YouTube

There’s still time to check out Prospect.3, which has transformed New Orleans into a massive art event, inviting participants to see works in venues all across the city. Open now through Jan. 25, Prospect.3 features works in every medium by legends including Jean-Michel Basquiat and Paul Gauguin, plus artists from the city, the region and around the world. In this …

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NOLA History: Antebellum Canal Street

History

Visitors and locals alike view Canal Street as the transit hub of the city. Buses and streetcars have converged on Canal Street for more than 150 years now, bringing people from downtown and uptown to the city center, for work, shopping, doctors’ appointments, and many other errands. But streetcars have only been a part of Canal Street since 1860 — …

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GoNOLA Recipes at Home: Pumpkin Hot Buttered Rum

Cocktail Culture Events Food Recipes

On Thursday, Dec. 18, you’ll find a trio of spirited events. Tales of the Cocktail puts on its seasonal Tales of the Toddy event at the House of Blues while Emeril’s Restaurant hosts Omagasse, its five-course, off-the-menu dinner series with optional wine pairing. Do festive drinks make you feel like singing? Head to NOLA ChristmasFest for the Karaoke Caroling & …

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GoNOLA Find: Sew Fabulous

Family Friendly Things To Do

In a city filled with costume parties and events year-round, a knowledge of sewing is never a bad thing. But what if you never learned or have the basic skills but want to step up your game?

Located on Oak Street in the Riverbend neighborhood, this week’s GoNOLA Find is Sew Fabulous, a local studio dedicated to preserving and educating …

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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: CBD/Poydras Corridor

Arts & Culture Cocktail Culture Nightlife Restaurants

It used to be that the peak of activity in New Orleans’ Central Business District/Poydras Street corridor occurred during the day, when a flurry of office workers embarked on their lunch break dashes. The neighborhood would quiet down significantly at night, unless there was a Saints game at the nearby Superdome. But in the last few years, the part of …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things To Do In New Orleans This Weekend

Events Family Friendly GLBT Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of festive fun, as holiday events kick off all over town. Bring the whole family downtown for the start of NOLA ChristmasFest at the Convention Center, join the Running of the Santas on Saturday, enjoy holiday tea with Papa Noel aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, or do some holiday shopping the handmade way …

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Lighting the Holidays: The Best New Orleans Light Displays

Family Friendly

New Orleans may not have a white Christmas this year, but it certainly knows how to get in the spirit in other ways. Opportunities abound to enjoy the festive lights and other decorations across town through the New Year.

NOLA ChristmasFest at Christmas in the District

Convention Center Boulevard is awash in lights this time of year; it will be …

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2014 GoNOLA Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50 and $20

Shopping

Did you get a co-worker you don’t know too well in the office’s holiday gift exchange? Looking for a few Hanukkah gifts or stocking stuffers? On a budget this season? If you fall into any of those categories, chances are you’re looking for some gift ideas that won’t break the bank. For our final installment of the 2014 GoNOLA Gift

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GoNOLA Top 5: Reveillon Dinners 2014

Food Restaurants

Nothing puts the tinsel on top of the holidays in New Orleans like a reservation at one of the many local, critically acclaimed restaurants offering delicious, one-of-a-kind Reveillon dinners. The spirit of the Reveillon began as a late-night dinner tradition among the French who attended midnight Catholic Church services during Christmas and New Year’s. Now this tradition is celebrated all …

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2014 GoNOLA Gift Guide: Gifts For Do-Gooders

Shopping

We continue our 2014 GoNOLA Gift Guide with a gift for that selfless person on your list who maybe would prefer to not receive anything — but that’s no fun. The next best thing are gifts that benefit local makers, farmers/food producers and charities. These gifts may be guilt-free, but they’re not lacking in style. Below are some other suggestions …

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