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New Orleans Nightlife

What mood are you in? New Orleans has clubs, wine bars, music venues, or just plain hangouts that are sure to suit. If you’re up for live music, dance music, great places to sit and visit with friends or just people watch, you’ll make a long list of favorite haunts once you find yourself in New Orleans.

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Midweek Magic: Bridge the Gap Between Jazz Fest Weekends

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You’ll never want to leave. It’s a cliché that’s been applied to countless places around the globe— big and small — but it’s particularly true of New Orleans.

There’s not a weeknight in New Orleans where you can’t find something to do, whether you’re outside a historic bar watching world-class musicians play in the street or indulging in the city’s …

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9 New Orleans Places for Late Night/Early Morning Food by the Hour

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If New York is the town that never sleeps, then New Orleans is the town that never sleeps hungry. Our city’s reputation for a vivacious night life needs no explanation, but it should be mentioned that a night out in New Orleans is never complete without a stop for something delicious to eat. No matter what hour, late night or …

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with G-Eazy

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“When I moved here it was 2007, mixtape Weezy in his prime,” said prolific rapper, songwriter and producer, Gerald Earl Gillum, or G-Eazy. “You’d go to any bar and people knew all the mixtape songs word for word! Lil Wayne played Voodoo Fest the first year I ever went.”

G-Eazy grew up in Oakland, California but came to New Orleans …

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Video: Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and the Bangas

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Tank and the Bangas is quickly becoming one of those New Orleans bands you have to see live, and that is in part because of the electric frontwoman Tarriona “Tank” Ball. With a background singing in church and slam poetry, Ball infuses passion, presence and infectious energy into her music, which combines R&B, soul and spoken word.  Be sure to …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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The second weekend of Mardi Gras provides plenty of opportunity for day-and-night revelry, whether at fetes like the Krewe de Lune Space Ball and Not-So-Superhero Party or the Endymion pre-party, Samedi Gras Festival. Parade-goers can also acquire a new mask at French Market before Fat Tuesday. Looking for something more intimate? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special five-course meal at …

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The Micro-Krewes of New Orleans Mardi Gras

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The image of Mardi Gras that most people know is of super krewes with massive floats and celebrity riders crawling down St. Charles Avenue, past throngs of excited people. But there’s also a smaller — in one case, miniature — side of Carnival that draws out New Orleans’ quirky, DIY side.

During the Carnival season you can catch parades by …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 5 Things to Do in New Orleans This Weekend

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Krewe du Vieux makes a historic cross over Canal Street on Saturday – the route may be new, but the wicked satire remains the same with this year’s theme, “Begs for Change.” Friday night brings laughs with the New Orleans Comedy and Art Festival on Freret and the Bushwick Book Club’s interpretation of A Confederacy of Dunces. Other things …

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Ideas For Getting Around New Orleans Without a Car

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Like many other American cities, New Orleans is a car city, by and large. Most people drive their own cars as a main mode of transportation — however, some people do just fine without them. Most people who visit from out of town do so without ever renting a car. While some of our public transportation schedules aren’t as robust …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans is one of contrast. You’ll find ExhibitBE closing ceremonies in Algiers and a hotel and bar grand opening in the CBD, plus a brass band blowout and a piano legend playing the very same night. Two popular musicals are sure to command (or divide) attention: Jesus Christ Superstar at Le Petit Theatre and Mamma Mia!

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My New Orleans: 20 Questions with Charm Taylor

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“My music is influenced by the overall human condition; our personal truths, our history, the emotions we project, the communities we are a part of, the lives we lead,” said Charm Taylor, lead singer and songwriter for The Honorable South.

Taylor first moved to New Orleans in 2007, attracted by the stories of the city’s musicians. After making a documentary …

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10 New Orleans Music Acts You Have to See in 2015

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Most locals and visitors know the live music stalwarts of New Orleans: King James and the Special Men on Mondays, Rebirth Brass Band on Tuesdays, DJ Soul Sister’s Saturday night HUSTLE dance parties, and plenty of others nearly every day of the week. But you may not know about some bands and musicians who are newer on the scene or …

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Free Things to Do in New Orleans in January

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So you might be a little broke post-holiday season — or, all your dough just might be in the form of Starbucks gift cards — but that is OK. From Uptown to Downtown and on side streets in between, you can get a taste, a listen, or a vision of New Orleans culture for no money down.

Free Things to…

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How to Celebrate Twelfth Night in New Orleans

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With Christmas day behind us and the New Year fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the impending Carnival season, which kicks off each year on Twelfth Night. Unlike Mardi Gras’ ever-changing date, Twelfth Night always falls on Jan. 6. It marks the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas, thus officially ending the holiday season. While some religious …

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

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On Friday, Kermit Ruffins and his band will boogie at the Blue Nile while Big Deal Burlesque peels off its winter layers at Freret Street Publiq House. You’ll still find holiday events aplenty, too, from the Cabildo’s Creole Christmas Historic Home Tour to the Moscow Ballet’s performance of The Great Russian Nutcracker at the Saenger.

Friday, December 26

1. Kermit

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Interview With Bianca Del Rio, Winner of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

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Bianca Del Rio, the winner of season 6 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” is a West Bank native who made a name for herself as a performer and costume designer in New Orleans before moving to New York. She recently performed two sold out shows on her “Rolodex of Hate” tour at House of Blues New Orleans. We asked her a …

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How to Celebrate 2014 New Year’s Eve in New Orleans

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New Year’s Eve is a time for big celebrations here in New Orleans. Several venues host parties and celebrations for people of all ages and interests. From the big all-inclusive hotel-hosted celebrations to the live music-centered parties to daytime kids events, there’s bound to be something to suit you and your family’s taste. In the end, the most difficult decision …

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