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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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Insider’s Guide: 2014 New Orleans Film Festival

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Locals know that the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF), held Oct. 16-23 2014, is a treasure. A festival befitting Hollywood South but without the hefty price tag or impossible-to-access events, NOFF includes a mix of future Oscar winners, Louisiana made-films, and stuff you probably won’t see anywhere else. There’s also a good chance you might run into an actual celebrity, …

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GoNOLA Find: New Orleans Holocaust Memorial

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All art is subjective in its interpretation. But Yaacov Agam’s Holocaust Memorial sculpture in the Moon Walk at Woldenberg Park really does look different depending on your viewpoint — and that’s by design. Agam’s optical and kinetic sculpture, which is a both somber and hopeful tribute to Holocaust victims and Jewish people, is our GoNOLA Find for this week.

Yaacov …

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New Orleans Public Art Tour, Part 2: Murals

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“Before I Die I want to… make peace.” What do you want to do before you die? This was the concept for an interactive public art project created by Candy Chang and is one of the many examples of large scale, wall-based art throughout New Orleans. Take a chance to explore the different kinds of creative murals across town with …

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2014 Art for Art’s Sake in New Orleans

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That hint of fall weather New Orleanians experience around this time of year is splendid, so trust us and get yourselves outdoors as often as possible. A perfect excuse to get outside is for gallery and store-strolling at Art for Art’s Sake, the citywide art event heralding the beginning of New Orleans’ arts season, held Saturday, Oct. 4. …

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New Orleans Music: 6 Songstresses to Hear Live

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New Orleans boasts a thriving live music scene, with great shows pretty much every night of the week. Next time you’re looking for a great night out or visiting New Orleans, check local music calendars for these ladies who put on shows more than worth the price of admission.

The Original Pinettes Brass Band (photo: Pinettes Facebook page)

Germaine Bazzle…

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GoNOLA Find: Piazza d’Italia

Arts & Culture History Things To Do

In a quiet part of New Orleans’ Warehouse District, it’s quite a surprise to be confronted with the Piazza d’Italia. This Epcot-esque, almost tacky vision of Italy seems to have been dropped in for a movie set. While this architectural oddity has had its critics and confused onlookers, some consider the structure an postmodern icon. Others don’t even know it …

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New Orleans Public Art Tour: Sculptures

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The first time I drove by the bunny men, I was unprepared for these long-eared identical figures staring down at me. I kept driving, though, subconsciously questioning their presence. These bunny men are part of the many public sculptures in New Orleans that one might not even notice. This is a call to action: it is time to take notice …

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Fun Monday-Wednesday: Live Music to Catch During the Week in New Orleans

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Sometimes Mondays can rain or drizzle on your parade, and making it to Hump Day can feel like an eternity. But if you are savvy about the many live music offerings across New Orleans from Mondays to Wednesdays, you can fill those nights with some culture. Who can say no to good music? Here are some shows happening during the …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Maggie Koerner

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“I still recognize a lot of Catholic guilt in the songs I write,” Maggie Koerner said. We were talking about her musical background, which began with her singing in the church choir and in plays at her Catholic school. “Remember ‘Veggie Tales’?” she said with a laugh. Today, Maggie tours and sings with famed New Orleans funk band Galactic.

Maggie …

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GoNOLA TV: Discover New Orleans’ Bywater

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Everyone’s New Orleans itinerary should include a visit to the Bywater, a colorful, eminently walkable neighborhood that in the past few years has seen an explosion in hip restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries. Whether you’re a foodie, a music aficionado, someone into outdoor activities, a lover of craft cocktails or a person more comfortable at dive bars, the …

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GoNOLA Find: Marigny Opera House

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For this week’s GoNOLA Find, visit what’s billed as a “church of the arts”: The Marigny Opera House, a deconsecrated former Catholic church-turned-arts venue whose varied program includes a puppet festival, inclusive spiritual gatherings that recall the space’s past, film screenings, dance performances and some actual opera (but not your typical opera house fare).

Inside the Marigny Opera House (photo: …

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What’s On Stage This Fall in New Orleans: A Theater Preview

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The local theater season is just heating up, and New Orleans has plenty to offer in the way of performing arts across the city this fall. In addition to the touring productions playing the Saenger Theater on Canal Street (Including Chicago on Oct. 7-12 and The Phantom of the Opera on Nov. 5-16) our local stages have a vibrant and …

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New Orleans Museum Month: Get in Touch With Nature

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You have just a few more days to take advantage of the inaugural New Orleans Museum Month, an August promotion that entitles those with membership at any of the 15 participating institutions to free admission for two at the other participating spots. We’ve told you about the art museums and history museums on the list; spend the final days of …

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Curtains Up: Broadway Across America in New Orleans

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There’s a very small gray area with musicals – you either love them or hate them. I belong to the former camp and am a huge fan of musicals; I have no idea which one was the first I saw, but there are many that I’m equally obsessed with: Grease, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Phantom

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Ashley Longshore

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“I think I’m from outer space,” Ashley Longshore said as we sat together in her studio on Magazine Street. She was standing, actually, and painting a large portrait of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, surrounded by glitter, sequins, and jewels that she uses to bedazzle her work when the painting is complete. Sitting in Ashley’s studio that morning, I felt …

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GoNOLA Find: Treme’s Historic Carver Theater

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New Orleans and classic movie theaters go way back. One of the very first movie theaters in the nation opened here, and during much of the 20th century, movie theaters were neighborhood gathering places in the way that neighborhood bars are now. Many of those historic theaters are long gone, but a few remain, and some have been restored and …

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