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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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NOLA History: Movies Set and Shot in New Orleans

Arts & Culture History

The history of New Orleans offers film makers an incredible range of story lines and plot complications, as well as some very unique locations. In recent years, the number and type of films made in the city has increased, due mostly to the tax breaks available to film producers when they work in Louisiana. Now, not only do we have …

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Take a Week Off from Laundry: New Orleans Art at White & Dirty Linen Nights

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

I’ve often thought that New Orleans is a city that has something to offer every side of a person, and this is perfectly illustrated by the upcoming events Whitney White Linen Night and Dirty Linen Night.  Whitney White Linen is celebrating its 20th anniversary while Dirty Linen, which started as a spoof event and always happens exactly one week after …

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Have A Wonderfully Spooky Time In Haunted New Orleans

Arts & Culture History Travel

In a city with nearly 300 years of history, there are bound to be a few ghosts, and even more tales throughout New Orleans of haunting and inexplicable phenomena. There are so many ways and places to experience the paranormal and learn about the sometimes gruesome, sometimes comic and and always colorful haunted history of New Orleans. Here are some …

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

Arts & Culture Events GLBT Nightlife Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers empowering events, intoxicating spectacles and spiritual feasts. Celebrate diversity with New Orleans Pride, and embrace girl power at Festigals. Indulge in live performances of Reefer Madness and Bourbon & Burlesque showcase forbidden pleasures. After all of that, cleanse your spirit at a ritual voodoo blessing and feast in honor of St. John.

All Weekend

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Six Sultry Burlesque Beauties of New Orleans

Arts & Culture Nightlife

The Bourbon Street of the 1940s and 50s, while still decadent, offers a slightly different picture than the one brought to mind today: back then, Bourbon was a glamorous street packed with live music and creative, sensual burlesque dancers.  Being that burlesque was one of the main draws to the French Quarter, it makes sense that Bourbon Street had the …

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Swing and Shout: Dancing in New Orleans

Arts & Culture GoNOLA Radio Things To Do

There’s an energy and a spirit in New Orleans that not only welcomes dancing for any reason in any setting, but practically insists upon it. In New Orleans, we dance at concerts, in second lines, at parties and on the street corner, partly because there’s complete freedom to do so and usually because we’re powerless …

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

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty to do, no matter what your persuasion. For plenty of free fun, all weekend long, head to the banks of Bayou St. John for the Bayou Boogaloo festival. This weekend also offers lots of cultural experiences, ranging from a touring Broadway production of “War Horse” at the Saenger Theatre to a performance and …

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Greek and New Orleans Cultures Collide at Greek Fest 2014

Arts & Culture Events Things To Do

Opa! With the beloved Greek Festival New Orleans held this Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, it’s time for people in New Orleans to go Greek and trade their hamburgers for goatburgers, hot dogs for gyro sandwiches and American cheese for fresh feta. This annual celebration of Greek culture on Bayou St. John comes complete with hummus and ouzo, Hellenic …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Mardi Gras Indian Music

Arts & Culture Music

One of the most unique gems of New Orleans culture is the Mardi Gras Indians, a stunning array of color and sound, born from local African-American heritage. Made famous by the HBO series “Treme,” the Mardi Gras Indians traditionally appear in public only two times per year—Mardi Gras and Super Sunday, the Sunday closest to St. Joseph’s Day.

One of …

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New Orleans Museums: 10 Lesser-Known Gems

Arts & Culture History

You might expect that a city such as New Orleans, one with a rich history and talented community of artists, would likely be home to many museums.  And you would be right!  You have probably heard of the crowd-drawing museums like the National World War II Museum or New Orleans Museum of Art, and those are popular for a reason, …

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

Arts & Culture Music Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans features an all-star lineup of music. Whether you catch the stars at Jazz Fest, during Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World, in the Treme for the re-opening of the historic Carver Theater or at the Saenger Theatre for a celebration of the music of Dr. John, there’s every reason to move your feet, dance and …

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GoNOLA Top 5: New Orleans Cinemas

Arts & Culture Things To Do

New Orleans has always had a big screen love affair with the movies. Hollywood South isn’t just a great place to make a movie, it’s also a great place to watch a movie. Though we do have the big multiplex cinemas with the biggest blockbusters around, New Orleans offers more than just the holiday tent-pole movies, so take a look …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Craig Tracy

20 Questions Arts & Culture

“New Orleans is a lot more than a guy with a trumpet,” said fine art bodypainter Craig Tracy. We were sitting in his Royal Street gallery surrounded by photographs of real live bodypainting. “This city has influenced every aspect of my life,” Craig said. “For example, my parents and I used to paint our faces every Mardi Gras when I …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: Traveling South

Arts & Culture New Orleans All the Way Live

Each week on New Orleans All The Way Live, we take you into the world of New Orleans music, food, culture, and tradition through live performance and interviews with the special people that make up our diverse city.

Tab Benoit at Jazz Fest (Photo by Leon Morris)

This week, we pay a visit to the Contemporary Arts Center for …

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GoNOLA’s Ultimate Guide to Jazz Fest 2014

Arts & Culture Events Family Friendly Food Music Nightlife Things To Do Travel

How much do we love Jazz Fest? Let us count the ways. Seven days, full of music, food, art, culture and a joie de vivre that can really only be found in New Orleans. It’s a festival like none other, that puts equal emphasis on and care to every layer of the celebration. That being said, there is a lot …

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31 Things To Do In New Orleans While In Town For French Quarter Festival

Arts & Culture Cocktail Culture Events Family Friendly Food Music Shopping Travel

It’s that time again – the time to consume as much New Orleans food, music and culture that’s humanly possible, all within the national historic landmark known as the French Quarter. One of the world’s most iconic neighborhoods will be filled with friends and strangers from near and far to absorb New Orleans concentrated into four days of more fun …

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