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Great music clubs line New Orleans streets, each with a different scene. From Bourbon Street to Frenchmen Street you’ll find live music to suit every musical taste. Traditional New Orleans Jazz, Funk, R & B, Blues, Swing Dancing, Brass Bands – come on out and find your beat.

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New Orleans Second Lines: When You Hear ‘Em Coming, Get Behind

Arts & Culture Music Video

New Orleans culture stands apart from others in so many ways. It is in our food, in our architecture, but it is also in the rhythm by which we live our lives. Music is the heart of New Orleans, and we use it in celebrating anything and everything. A very special tradition involving our native music of brass band and …

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New Orleans Calling: In Search of Satchmo

Music New Orleans All the Way Live

Starting this month, WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

Welcome to the WWOZ’s new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! We have lots in store for you!

The presence and spirit of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong  can be found …

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New Orleans Calling: Summer Days and Nights

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Starting this month, WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

Welcome to the WWOZ’s new nationally syndicated program, New Orleans Calling! We have lots in store for you!

This week’s episode, titled “Summer Days And Nights,” focuses on …

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Satchmo Summerfest: A New Orleans Style Celebration of Louis Armstrong

Events Music Things To Do

New Orleans celebrates the life, legacy and music of its most famous native son, Louis Armstrong, with Satchmo Summerfest, a free three-day festival August 1-3, 2014 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Old U.S. Mint. Produced by the same folks who put on French Quarter Festival, this annual event is now in its 14th year. The festival usually takes place during …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Big Freedia

20 Questions Music

Freddie Ross got his start singing in the Baptist church choir in his Uptown New Orleans neighborhood. “My mother made sure I never missed practice,” he said. Today, Freddie is best known as Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce.

Freddie is a man, but uses “she” for his stage persona, Big Freedia, an ambassador for Bounce music who you may …

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New Orleans Calling: Didn’t It Rain

Music New Orleans All the Way Live

Starting this month, WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

Welcome to the WWOZ’s new nationally syndicated program, NEW ORLEANS CALLING! We have lots in store for you!

Irma Thomas is the Soul Queen of New Orleans! (Image from …

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

Events Music Things To Do

There is plenty of fun to be had during the long 4th of July weekend in New Orleans, including family fun, empowerment and a musical feast at Essence Fest. The annual dueling barges fireworks show on the Mississippi River on Friday night is worth watching, as is the new multimedia production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tulane. Saturday evening …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Andrew Duhon

20 Questions Music

“I have begun to surrender to the idea that perhaps I was just lucky with New Orleans,” Andrew Duhon told me as we sipped iced coffee in the Lower Garden District. “Traveling is an exercise in missing it and returning to fall in love with an new aspect.” 

Andrew is a NOLA-based musician, songwriter, and poet, who tours all over …

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New Orleans Calling: The New Orleans Piano Tradition

Music New Orleans All the Way Live

Starting this month, WWOZ’s nationally-syndicated one-hour program New Orleans All The Way Live has been renamed and re-imagined in a great new form, with a new name — New Orleans Calling.

For over five years, since New Orleans All The Way Live was launched, WWOZ and host and producer George Ingmire have brought the authentic sound of WWOZ and

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Summer Groovin’ in New Orleans: Wednesdays on the Point Concert Series

Events Music Things To Do

If the final concert of Wednesdays at the Square earlier this month left you eager for more live New Orleans music to fill your Wednesday evening schedule, I’ve got good news for you – the summer concert series, Wednesdays on the Point, will be happening again this year in Algiers Point from July 9 – August 27.  The series is …

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Have a Bangin’ Fourth of July and Essence Fest in New Orleans

Events Family Friendly Music Nightlife Travel

If there’s one thing New Orleans does well, it’s throwing a party, and this year’s Independence Day celebrations are a prime example. This 4th of July in New Orleans will not only have fireworks, but also Prince. As if that alone isn’t enough reason to celebrate our country’s independence in New Orleans, we have plenty of other options over four …

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Playing Out of the Box: New Orleans Soul Rebels

GoNOLA Radio Music

The brass band tradition is one of the most special and definitive aspects of New Orleans culture. There’s nothing like a bunch of horns playing traditional second line, funk or hip hop to get you on your feet, and the Soul Rebels brass band encapsulates that spirit with skill, style and creativity.

Two members of …

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ESSENCE Fest Empowerment and Entertainment in New Orleans

Events Music Things To Do

ESSENCE Festival, an outgrowth of ESSENCE Magazine and now in its 20th year, will be back in New Orleans this summer: July 3-6. ESSENCE Fest will offer a packed and powerful schedule of activities for attendees — and it’s not just about the music. In addition to the dozens of performers that will take to the stage each evening, ESSENCE-goers …

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Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2014 Lineup Revealed

Events Music Travel

This Halloween in New Orleans will no doubt be more epic than ever before with the announcement of the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2014 lineup. Right off the bat you have Grammy Award-winning headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast and Arctic Monkeys leading a formidable roster of this year’s performers at the 16th annual New Orleans music festival.

The Voodoo …

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Ogden After Hours: A Thursday Escape in New Orleans

GoNOLA Radio Music

Something special happens every Thursday at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the Warehouse District. At Ogden After Hours, in the span of two hours you can hear the stories that make some of the best musicians in New Orleans so interesting in addition to an intimate concert, all in a beautiful art-filled setting …

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

Events Music Things To Do

This weekend in New Orleans brings a little international flair, with Argentinian tango, beers from around the world, and music, food and art from our own South Louisiana backyard. Live music fans have a variety of affordable opportunities to take in tunes this weekend, as Tipitina’s and the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival host free performances and Gasa Gasa showcases four bands …

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