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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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New Orleans All The Way Live: 48 Hours in New Orleans

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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. Tune in this week as we read listener emails about things to do in the Crescent City, musically, food related and …

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Cajun Country Comes to New Orleans at the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

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For a real Louisiana Cajun Country experience all in one weekend, head to the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival at its new home in Armstrong Park June 14 and 15. Festival-goers can get an authentic taste of Cajun culture right outside of the French Quarter and enjoy this regional treasure we proudly celebrate in New Orleans.

This year’s festival promises one amazing …

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GoNOLA Top 5: Best Spots to Hear Street Musicians in New Orleans

Music Things To Do

Music is such an integral part of the culture in New Orleans, and we’ve got music clubs and bars by the dozens to satisfy your needs for a fun night out on the town. But while you’re on your way to go out, you might just find the party has already started in the street. New Orleans has no shortage …

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Mid-Week Guide to New Orleans: Live Like A Local

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If you happen to find yourself in New Orleans during the week and are itching to discover unique pockets of culture and activity, you are in luck because there is plenty around the clock and throughout the year. In between the hustle and bustle of the weekends, mid-week travel to New Orleans can provide visitors the opportunity to expand beyond …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Alexis Marceaux

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Alexis Marceaux’s mom used to blast The Carpenters while she was cleaning the house. And Alexis sang along. “My mom thought I actually had a sense of pitch so she put me in the St. Bernard Parish choir,” she said. Alexis’s humility impressed me. She attributed her success to her mom, her mentors, her Marigny Recording Studio, and especially her …

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

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Summer fun in New Orleans is in full swing this weekend, as events around the city offer a variety of things to do, no matter where your interests lie. Opera lovers can take in new works in the Marigny at the New Fangled Festival of Opera, and Doctor Who fans can geek out in Kenner at the NOLA Time Fest. …

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Aieeee! New Orleans Cajun-Zydeco Bands

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New Orleans has its own indigenous culture and musical genres, but is also fortunate to be positioned in a state where influences outside the city limits are naturally integrated and attracted here. One of the special cultural contributions Louisiana has bestowed upon New Orleans and the world is Cajun and Zydeco music. When you’re in New Orleans, get ready to …

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

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This weekend offers a variety of things to do in New Orleans: indulge in food and wine at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, and savor the savings at the grand opening weekend of the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Go Greek in Lakeview at the 41st annual Greek Festival, or party it up to indie rock, hip hop or …

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GoNOLA’s Guide to a Great Guys Weekend in New Orleans

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I’m pretty sure that New Orleans is the town that invented fun, so it comes as no surprise that when the guys are looking for a place to get away and enjoy themselves that New Orleans is high on the short list. But what do you do once you get here? Well, I’ve got several recommendations for can’t miss places …

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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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