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New Orleans is known as a ‘museum city’ with 46 museums and arts and culture attractions. However, the arts and culture scene is rich in live music, all star bands, local artists, theater and many cultural festivals. Soak it up!

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French Quarter Fest: An Insider’s Guide

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With a little planning, those heading to French Quarter Festival (April 9-12, 2015) can make the most of an incredible, only-in-New Orleans experience.

Over the course of four days, thousands of musicians will perform on 23 separate stages across the French Quarter and the Mississippi Riverfront; more than 60 food vendors will also be on site serving some of the …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Rebecca Rebouché

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“I feel it’s a privilege to be in a relationship with New Orleans, despite how difficult that relationship can be at times,” says Rebecca Rebouché, an artist who makes, in her words, “allegorical paintings of the natural world.” Rebouché was born in Franklin, Louisiana, but has spent most of her life in New Orleans making art.

 

“I’m inspired by …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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Eat, repeat. This weekend in New Orleans is chock full of foodie opportunities, from the annual Hogs for the Cause in City Park to NOLA FoodFest in French Market. An Easter egg hunt in City Park satisfies any candy cravings while a performance from comedian Chris Gethard sates an appetite for comedy. Voracious book readers can attend Tennessee Williams New …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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Capitalize on the gorgeous spring weather with plenty of outdoor events happening in New Orleans this weekend. NOMA starts its Movies in the Garden series with the adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, while the Congo Square Rhythms Festival and a gardens tour through the Garden District (where else?) provide even more chances for a weekend spent …

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Video: Hayley and Will Sampson of Indywood

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If you’re in New Orleans and you want to see a movie, there are other options besides staying in with streaming video or going out to an overpriced multiplex. The city has several independent movie theaters where you can see local and independent films that you might not get to see outside of a film festival, or anywhere else. One …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Andi Eaton

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“My style is a combination of gypsy jet-setter and quirky art school indie-lover, with a dash of tropical princess,” said Andi Eaton, New Orleans based stylist, author and designer. “I love intricately constructed, ethereal clothing.”

Eaton, who began her career as a stylist, took her first foray into design with her line Hazel & Florange. “The clothing line I’ve designed …

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A Guide to Literary Adventure in New Orleans

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Expedia Viewfinder teamed up with GoNOLA to highlight ways to experience New Orleans’ literary side.

Sweeping oak trees, bayou shadows and literary geniuses make New Orleans a writer’s dream destination. Between Expedia Viewfinder’s love for exploring a city in new ways and New Orleans’ scholarly scene, it made sense to partner with GoNOLA to create a literary-inspired vacation in the …

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New Orleans Religious Buildings to See During Lent

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Have you been to church lately? Religious buildings are often one of the de facto stopping points for any traveler — and for good reason. Often, in older cities, architectural and artistic marvels, religious architecture can teach the shrewd observer much about a community’s history. New Orleans is no different. Though during the colonial period and moving toward the present …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with G-Eazy

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“When I moved here it was 2007, mixtape Weezy in his prime,” said prolific rapper, songwriter and producer, Gerald Earl Gillum, or G-Eazy. “You’d go to any bar and people knew all the mixtape songs word for word! Lil Wayne played Voodoo Fest the first year I ever went.”

G-Eazy grew up in Oakland, California but came to New Orleans …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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Cheers to the weekend! On Friday night, NOLA Brewing Tap Room will celebrate “six years of beers” with musical guests and plenty of brews. This weekend also offers an opportunity for kids to learn the basics of gardening at a class co-hosted by the National Environmental Education Foundation and the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Cultural festivals make the scene, too: …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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New Orleans taps into its balletic history this weekend. As one of the very first cities to introduce ballet into theaters, New Orleans also was home to Suzanne Douvillier, the first female choreographer in the United States. Dancers and spectators can enjoy the Fleur de Lis Semi-Finals Ballet Competition starting Friday; on Saturday, the New Orleans Ballet Association presents New …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Edward Spots

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“I took my first ballet class at New Orleans Dance Academy on Magazine Street when I was 13,” said Edward Spots, a former dancer with Alvin Ailey II who has recently moved back to New Orleans to build up the dance community in his hometown.

Spots’s interest in dance was first sparked when he attended New Orleans Charter Middle School, …

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NOLA History: Ballet in New Orleans

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Even though the city of New Orleans was founded in 1718, it wasn’t until the late 18th Century that truly “refined” entertainment, such as opera and ballet, made its way to New Orleans. With the influx of French refugees from Saint-Domingue during that island’s revolution, the 1790s were a time of cultural growth for the Crescent City. Opera comes to …

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Video: Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and the Bangas

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Tank and the Bangas is quickly becoming one of those New Orleans bands you have to see live, and that is in part because of the electric frontwoman Tarriona “Tank” Ball. With a background singing in church and slam poetry, Ball infuses passion, presence and infectious energy into her music, which combines R&B, soul and spoken word.  Be sure to …

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Most Instagrammable Places in New Orleans

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New Orleans has no shortage of visual inspiration. Everywhere you look in this magical city, you will find colors, textures and scenes that will make you want to stop and capture the moment. Here are some of the most highly Instagrammable spots in NOLA, featuring photos taken by you!

Best Outdoor Spots Crescent Park

City Park wildflowers field

Under the…

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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We suggest making the weekend after Mardi Gras a low-key one. Take the family to Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Saturday afternoon for Chinese New Year crafts and activities, or enjoy the inaugural Tulane Film Festival on Friday and Saturday. There’s also a bike workshop aimed at commuters and a new exhibit showcasing the private works of Edgar Degas. …

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