New Orleans Arts & Culture

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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New Orleans All The Way Live: Little Freddie King and The B3 Summit

by Mallory Whitfield February 12, 2014 Arts & Culture

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.

On this week’s program, we listen to the one and only Little Freddie King, as he plays songs about chickens, foxes, …

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Defined

by The Red Streetcar February 7, 2014 Arts & Culture

New Orleans has a language all its own and Mardi Gras is certainly no different. And because in every Mardi Gras crowd, there are plenty of first timers, we’ve cobbled together a bit of a Mardi Gras glossary of terms and traditions. If this is your first rodeo, feel free to use this guide to fit right in. If you’re …

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Mardi Gras Lagniappe: Dance Troupes and Marching Clubs

by Nikki Carter February 6, 2014 Arts & Culture

Mardi Gras parades are full of floats, high school marching bands, cheer teams, and many other entertaining groups, including dance troupes and marching clubs. These groups are an integral part of Carnival season and after joining a dance troupe myself this year, I can attest that there is something just so New Orleanian about every aspect of being in one. …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: Valentine’s 2014

by George Ingmire February 5, 2014 Arts & Culture

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.

This week’s program is a mixture of love songs and sweets, as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. Throughout the hour, we’ll …

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Rock Star for a Night: Riding in the Krewe of Muses

by Sally Tunmer February 4, 2014 Arts & Culture
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Mardi Gras has come a long way – both literally and stylistically – since the first parade rolled through New Orleans in 1857. Now, we’ve got glitter on our king cakes, dancing men in windbreakers and all-girl krewes, the most celebrated of which is the Krewe of Muses.

When the grandest party in the world …

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All Dolled Up in Purple, Green and Gold: Mardi Gras Decor in New Orleans

by Allison Alsup February 4, 2014 Arts & Culture

In New Orleans, the old adage “All that glitters is not gold” certainly holds true. All that glitters in the Big Easy is purple, green and gold. Our beloved Mardi Gras season is here and many residents and businesses have already hung bright wreaths, bunting, masks and garlands with the same passion and creativity that other cities usually reserve for …

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GoNOLA Top 5: A Pop Culture Tour of New Orleans

by Sara Hudson February 3, 2014 Arts & Culture

There’s nothing a New Orleanian loves more than to talk about New Orleans — where they’re from, where they went to high school, if they left, when they came back. When they moved here, what neighborhoods they’ve lived in, where they live now, where they might live next. The food they have eaten and plan to eat while they are …

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Mardi Gras 2014: Krewe du Vieux is Coming

by Valerie Boucvalt February 1, 2014 Arts & Culture

Now that we are well into Carnival Season and Phunny Phorty Phellows kicked things off right on Twelfth Night, more and more excitement fills the air in New Orleans because a host of Mardi Gras parades are right around the corner. Next up is a local favorite, Krewe du Vieux. This edgy, satirical romp of a parade is the …

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Lucky in Love: Famous New Orleans Couples

by Paul Broussard January 31, 2014 Arts & Culture

See that couple strolling by hand-in-hand? It’s not hard to get all lovey-dovey when you’re with the one you love in New Orleans; we just inspire romance (and passion) in our architecture, history, and unique culture. To help celebrate New Orleans romance and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, let’s take a look at some famous New Orleans couples, both …

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New Orleans King Cakes: Version 2.0

by The Red Streetcar January 24, 2014 Arts & Culture

King cakes in New Orleans are a serious and deeply personal business. You ask any person that’s truly lived through a king cake season to describe a king cake and they’re going to give you the exact details and specifications of their favorite king cake. If you run into someone who spent their formative years in New Orleans, then you’re …

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NOLA Neighborhood Top 10: The Bywater

by Nikki Carter January 23, 2014 Arts & Culture

Local photographer and legal advocate Megan Trosclair decided to buy a home in the New Orleans Bywater neighborhood, also known as the “Upper 9th Ward,” after renting in the area for three years. It is a choice she has never regretted.  She says, “What I like most about the Bywater is that I can walk from my house to get …

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NOLA Neighborhood Top 10: Tremé

by Sara Hudson January 20, 2014 Arts & Culture

In a city known for its history, music and personality, no neighborhood overflows with more of any of these qualities than Tremé, the oldest African American neighborhood in the United States. Located on the lakeside of the French Quarter, just across N. Rampart Ave (toward the lake), Tremé is a solidly residential neighborhood infused with a long history of cultivating …

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NOLA By Day: Saturdays in New Orleans

by Valerie Boucvalt January 18, 2014 Arts & Culture

Every day of the week, New Orleans is brimming with possibilities. From working out to the best in New Orleans food and drinks, and not to mention live music, shopping and experiencing the arts, you’ll never be wishing there were more to do in this fine city. Check out what’s hot on Saturdays in New Orleans.

Eat, Drink and Be …

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New Orleans All The Way Live: Art in the New Year

by George Ingmire January 15, 2014 Arts & Culture

Every week on New Orleans All The Way Live, we explore the deeper side of New Orleans culture. With countless live music recordings, as well as interviews with the artistic, culinary, and leading minds of the city, this New Orleans podcast allows you to get to know NOLA in a whole new way.

This week we collide new and old …

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See New Orleans: 14 Things for 2014

by The Red Streetcar January 10, 2014 Arts & Culture

In New Orleans, the question of “What do you want to do today?” is a bit more loaded than in most places. It is just such a hard question to answer, and not because there isn’t anything to do, but because there is so much to do. With so many options, people find themselves overwhelmed and unable to decide. The …

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New Orleans: A Comedy Destination

by Valerie Boucvalt January 9, 2014 Arts & Culture
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New Orleans is known for its music, food, and unique culture, but during the recent resurgence of life and creativity in the city, New Orleans’ comedy scene has been steadily on the rise. Nowadays, you can find standup comedy every night of the week here, but a big reason for the growth in comedy offerings …

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