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

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Krewe du Vieux makes a historic cross over Canal Street on Saturday – the route may be new, but the wicked satire remains the same with this year’s theme, “Begs for Change.” Friday night brings laughs with the New Orleans Comedy and Art Festival on Freret and the Bushwick Book Club’s interpretation of A Confederacy of Dunces. Other things …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans, Prospect.3 rewards last-minute visitors with closing ceremonies and free admission at the Ogden. Comedy fans looking for a late night show can enjoy John Mulaney’s tenure at the Civic Theatre on Friday; beer lovers should plan to attend the Courtyard Brewery Grand Opening on Saturday. Nurture your sweet tooth on Sunday – Champions Square morphs …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans is one of contrast. You’ll find ExhibitBE closing ceremonies in Algiers and a hotel and bar grand opening in the CBD, plus a brass band blowout and a piano legend playing the very same night. Two popular musicals are sure to command (or divide) attention: Jesus Christ Superstar at Le Petit Theatre and Mamma Mia!

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Charm Taylor

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“My music is influenced by the overall human condition; our personal truths, our history, the emotions we project, the communities we are a part of, the lives we lead,” said Charm Taylor, lead singer and songwriter for The Honorable South.

Taylor first moved to New Orleans in 2007, attracted by the stories of the city’s musicians. After making a documentary …

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Revitalizing New Orleans Intersections Through Art

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The next time you’re stopped at a red light in New Orleans, look around and see what inspires you. It might be the architecture or the canopy of live oaks, but it might also be the utility box in the middle of the neutral ground (that’s what we call medians here in NOLA.) All around town, an ongoing community project …

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GoNOLA Find: 5 Press Gallery

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This week’s GoNOLA Find is a new gallery in an already growing arts community, and is contributing to making Press Street the place to be. Part of the NOCCA Forum, an expansion of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in the Bywater neighborhood, the 5 Press Gallery was funded in 2014 by The Emeril Lagasse Foundation and the Solomon …

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10 New Orleans Music Acts You Have to See in 2015

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Most locals and visitors know the live music stalwarts of New Orleans: King James and the Special Men on Mondays, Rebirth Brass Band on Tuesdays, DJ Soul Sister’s Saturday night HUSTLE dance parties, and plenty of others nearly every day of the week. But you may not know about some bands and musicians who are newer on the scene or …

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

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Many of this weekend’s events revolve around the Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial. Battle re-enactments, a commemorative light show, and a symposium at the Old U.S. Mint are just a sampling of the activities you’ll find. The weekend isn’t limited to history: music, live performances, sporting events, and New Orleans Comic Con are all on deck.

All Weekend

1. Wizard

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Free Things to Do in New Orleans in January

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So you might be a little broke post-holiday season — or, all your dough just might be in the form of Starbucks gift cards — but that is OK. From Uptown to Downtown and on side streets in between, you can get a taste, a listen, or a vision of New Orleans culture for no money down.

Free Things to…

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Chandra McCormick

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Chandra McCormick and her husband Keith Calhoun are photographers who document the African American community in New Orleans. They first met in 1978 when Keith made Chandra’s portrait. Soon after, Chandra became his apprentice, and today she is his collaborator and wife. The two artists call themselves “visual anthropologists” and still work closely to document the rituals of daily life …

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Kwanzaa Celebrates Culture and Family in New Orleans

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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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GoNOLA TV: Exploring Prospect.3

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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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GoNOLA Neighborhood Guide: CBD/Poydras Corridor

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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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9 Ways New Orleans is Different During the Holidays

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It’s no secret that New Orleans is different than most places, and this certainly applies to how the city celebrates holidays. We definitely take the holidays seriously: Stately homes are decked out to the max, festive holiday markets abound, and of course there are plenty of gatherings where food is the main focus. But if you find yourself in NOLA …

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Prospect.3: Walking & Wheeling to Art

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Small pink signs have cropped up across the city within the last few months, and you might be wondering why. Flashing “P.3” in white font, they denote the venues housing Prospect.3 art exhibits. Prospect.3: Notes for Now, the latest iteration of Prospect New Orleans’ contemporary art biennial, features the work of 58 artists in 18 venues across the city — …

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GoNOLA TV: The New Orleans Film Festival

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The New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) is one of the fastest growing film festivals in the country, and it’s easy to see why. It’s got the laid-back feel of a New Orleans gathering mixed with industry clout that brings in big films, important film industry names and prime networking events for emerging filmmakers. Held every October, the NOFF is also …

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