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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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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Boyfriend

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What comes to mind when you hear the word boyfriend? The warm fuzzies? Red-hot anger? Longing? Ambivalence? New Orleans-based rapper Boyfriend hopes you experience all of this and more when you come to her shows.

Boyfriend’s real name remains a secret, and her unknown identity challenges fans to really absorb the provocative stage persona and intelligent rhymes Boyfriend has …

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LUNA Fete Brings Fantasy through Light at Gallier Hall

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“Keeping it light” is often a necessity during holiday events, whether it’s choosing crudité instead of cupcakes or opting for small talk rather than heated political debates. However, the light option isn’t always the boring one. Starting Nov. 30, the French art collective La Maison Productions will treat audiences to LUNA Fete, an avant-garde light installation incorporating elements of video …

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Reading New Orleans: 5 Authors to Check Out

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In all art, New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta have appeared as major muses for creative minds. With a history of writers from Kate Chopin to Truman Capote to Tennessee Williams, the delta region has both produced and inspired a rich literary tradition in particular. While most people think of the works of Anne Rice and Poppy Z. Brite when …

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7 Places to Take Dance Classes in New Orleans

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New Orleans is a city full of celebration, costume, music and best of all, dance. We strut in second lines down the street, twerk in the clubs, and showcase burlesque as an art form, but what if you need help putting that rhythm back in your feet or just want to get a good workout while having fun? Lucky for …

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Under 21? Where to See Live Music in New Orleans

Arts & Culture Family Friendly Music Nightlife Things To Do

Whether you’re college-aged and under 21 or just looking for some family-friendly entertainment, New Orleans has live music for everyone. Among hundreds of live-music events and venues in the city, there are many options for those looking for entertainment without age restriction or the necessity of purchasing alcoholic beverages. Below, we’ve detailed the best options for experiencing the New Orleans …

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Top 5 Unconventional Tours in New Orleans

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As New Orleans gains popularity nationwide and internationally as a top-notch tourism destination, many enterprising companies offer a variety of tours running the gamut from the standard ghost tour to the red-colored double-decker riding tours that take visitors around to various parts of the city. However, some of the most interesting and engaging tours aren’t given by the biggest and …

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Free Fall: New Orleans November Freebies

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Tom Petty doesn’t have anything on us! We are free falling all over some gems to keep you busy as fall finally begins to take hold in New Orleans. The best part is that everything listed here is free so you can enjoy the city without breaking the bank before the holidays.

National Park Service Ranger Jazz Walk

Every Tuesday …

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Insider’s Guide: 2014 New Orleans Fringe Festival

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There’s never a shortage of good things happening on stages across New Orleans at any time of year. However, the New Orleans Fringe Festival on Nov. 19-23 amps up the offerings in one gigantic, five-day, five-night celebration of the performing arts across the city. The festival brings multi-disciplinary artists from every corner and in between — performers come from across …

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Gumbo and Good Times: 2014 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

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One of the Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s cultural enrichment programs, Treme Creole Gumbo Festival takes place Saturday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 9 in Armstrong Park. Celebrating its seventh year, the festival pairs brass bands and jazz music with a variety of Creole dishes. Gumbo, of course, is the star here, but a few other standouts deserve mention.

Interactive Arts…

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Insider’s Guide: Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Arts & Culture Events Music Things To Do

Now in its 15th year, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is one of New Orleans’ quintessential music festival experiences. Since its inception, the festival has hosted more than 2,000 musical acts, with a mixture of national headliners and local favorites, and one million attendants. In addition to musicians, the festival frequently features burlesque and circus acts, as well as …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Chris Trew

20 Questions Arts & Culture

“At the time, there was no place in New Orleans to pursue comedy. There was no leadership,” said comedian Chris Trew. He first got into comedy as a student at LSU, but found himself unable to pursue his dreams in his favorite city.

So the seed was planted. Chris decided he wanted to open up a space in New Orleans …

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Prospect.3: A New Orleans Art Scavenger Hunt

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Starting Oct. 25, contemporary art invades every corner of New Orleans with Prospect.3, an international art biennial featuring work by 58 artists in 18 venues. Venues include New Orleans art galleries and museums, but you’ll also find art in outdoor spaces and even on a barge on the Mississippi River. There are also community events and parties held in conjunction …

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Celebrating Death Through Life: Día de Los Muertos in New Orleans

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Would you be caught dead (no pun intended) spending your day in a cemetery? Well, maybe only in New Orleans because our Cities of the Dead command a closer look. But for el Día de los Muertos, commonly known as the Day of the Dead, traditionally people visit the graves of their deceased ancestors much like New Orleanians do on …

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Snapshots of NOLA: New Orleans Instagrammers You Should Follow

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Instagram has transformed how people document their lives. Whether it’s a night out with friends, travels abroad, architecture, or even breakfast, Instagram has made sharing photos fun and connecting with others incredibly easy. We are fortunate enough to live in a vibrant, inspiring, and highly photographable city filled to the brim with creative and innovation Instagrammers. Here are a few …

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2014 International Fest Docks at Port of New Orleans

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The third weekend in October is a busy one. If you’re already planning on party-hopping from Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival to Oktoberfest, not to mention haunted happenings Boo at the Zoo and Boo Carre, save time on Saturday for International Fest, running from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Port of New Orleans on Oct. 18.

Part …

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NOLA Goes Mod: Modern Architecture in New Orleans

Arts & Culture History

There’s so much to appreciate in New Orleans architecture: it spans the centuries from cast iron balconies in the French Quarter that date back to our colonial roots, to the seemingly endless styles of shotgun architecture throughout the city. It’s easy to miss, or take for granted, the wonderful modern architecture that helps make the city so attractive and invites …

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