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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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What’s New at Jazz in the Park? Treme Art Exhibit

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A home for music, food vendors, and spontaneous second lines, Jazz in the Park is also an informal exhibit space for local art vendors. Now, it has a formal component, too.

This year, the free annual concert series simultaneously hosts Treme Art Exhibit. Spotlighting artists from Treme, the area where so much of jazz culture originates, only makes sense, says …

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Midweek Magic: Bridge the Gap Between Jazz Fest Weekends

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You’ll never want to leave. It’s a cliché that’s been applied to countless places around the globe— big and small — but it’s particularly true of New Orleans.

There’s not a weeknight in New Orleans where you can’t find something to do, whether you’re outside a historic bar watching world-class musicians play in the street or indulging in the city’s …

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

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Festival season starts on a high note in New Orleans this weekend: French Quarter Fest (starting Thursday) brings in more than 1,700 musicians plus dance lessons, film screenings, live interviews, and plenty of food. Also outdoors is the annual spring garden show in City Park on Saturday and Sunday, offering blooms for sale, lectures, and kid-friendly activities. Those looking for …

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Music in Motion: Roving Village Residencies Takes Over City Park

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If the walls of New Orleans’ buildings could talk, oh, what they would have to say! We aren’t there yet, but, through the Roving Village Residencies project starting April 3, they can sing.

You might remember The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory created in Bywater several years ago, a musical architecture test run from local nonprofit New Orleans Airlift …

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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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