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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Arts & Culture Events Food Music Sports & Recreation Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans, there’s lots to do no matter where your interests lie. Sports fans can take in the action all weekend long at WrestleMania, while fans of the arts should check out the New Orleans International Puppet Festival in the Marigny. Jazz lovers can enjoy two free performances from Glen David Andrews as he celebrates his latest …

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Eight Blocks of Fun at the Freret Street Festival in New Orleans

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One of the great New Orleans success stories is the transformation of Freret Street from a sleepy, under-occupied commercial strip to a real shopping, dining and entertainment hub in the heart of Uptown New Orleans. The Freret Street Festival happens this year on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and features a diverse musical lineup, this year …

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

Arts & Culture Events Food Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans promises a bevy of culinary events for foodies. From pork to oysters to classic American treats and eats, this weekend is no time to start a diet. Wash it down with a pint, as the Brooklyn Brewery Mash makes its way to the Crescent City. Need a little more culture in your diet? The NOLA …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Lauren “Fleurty Girl” LeBlanc

20 Questions Arts & Culture

When she started her popular New Orleans-inspired t-shirt and merchandise line back in 2009, Lauren LeBlanc, a.k.a. Fleurty Girl, was a single mother of three with a $2,000 tax refund. With nothing but talent, hard work, and that $2,000, she began one of the most successful businesses in New Orleans. Lauren embodies the Fleurty Girl persona and brand through her …

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