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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: 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

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

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

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly

Photo “calavera with hat” courtesy of Angélica Portales
(Flickr)

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 …

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Snapshots of NOLA: New Orleans Instagrammers You Should Follow

Arts & Culture

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

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Music Nightlife Things To Do

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.

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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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Insider’s Guide: 2014 New Orleans Film Festival

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

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

Arts & Culture

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

Arts & Culture

“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

Arts & Culture Nightlife Things To Do

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

Arts & Culture Music Nightlife Things To Do

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

Arts & Culture History

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

Arts & Culture Music Nightlife Things To Do

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

20 Questions Arts & Culture Music Nightlife

“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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