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GoNOLA Find: Piazza d’Italia

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In a quiet part of New Orleans’ Warehouse District, it’s quite a surprise to be confronted with the Piazza d’Italia. This Epcot-esque, almost tacky vision of Italy seems to have been dropped in for a movie set. While this architectural oddity has had its critics and confused onlookers, some consider the structure an postmodern icon. Others don’t even know it …

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Coming Soon: The New Southern Food & Beverage Museum

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You can learn a lot about a culture through its food and drink. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SOFAB) is a great place to get a taste — literally — of our region, and it’s poised to reopen at a new location on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. On Sept. 29 the museum, formerly located inside the Riverwalk shopping mall, …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans offers plenty of excuses to party. The New Orleans Burlesque Festival serves up sexy burlesque performances all weekend long, and Saturday offers a way to party in white for a good cause at the Bridal Crawl. Friday night features birthday bashes by two different New Orleans music icons: Mystikal and DJ Soul Sister. Rock out …

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GoNOLA TV: Pirates Alley in the French Quarter

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You might miss it if you’re not paying attention, but if you’re in the French Quarter be sure to take a walk down Pirates Alley. This two-block stretch of the French Quarter that connects Jackson Square and the shops of Royal Street encapsulates the romance and history of the neighborhood. On this week’s episode of GoNOLA TV, Fleurty Girl takes …

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GoNOLA Recommends: 10 Activities for a Rainy Day in New Orleans

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After living in the Pacific Northwest after college, I appreciate the type of rain showers we get here in New Orleans – short, fast, and to the point. Many times, rain in this city tends to pass quickly and there are still sunny, clear skies to be enjoyed during the storm. If you find yourself visiting and greeted by unexpected …

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Fun Monday-Wednesday: Live Music to Catch During the Week in New Orleans

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Sometimes Mondays can rain or drizzle on your parade, and making it to Hump Day can feel like an eternity. But if you are savvy about the many live music offerings across New Orleans from Mondays to Wednesdays, you can fill those nights with some culture. Who can say no to good music? Here are some shows happening during the …

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

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This weekend in New Orleans offers a variety of cultural activities, ranging from a free festival celebrating the influence of the Mississippi River to a conference hosted by the local blogging community on Internet activism. Check out the debut of a new play all weekend at The Shadowbox Theatre, or catch indie rock band Delta Spirit on Saturday night at …

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The Art of the Tease: New Orleans Burlesque Festival

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(photo: courtesy New Orleans Burlesque Festival)

Several nights a week in New Orleans you can see burlesque shows that harken back to Bourbon Street’s heyday of the 1940s and 50s, when glamorous burlesque clubs featuring sensual dancers dominated the street. The city’s top burlesque performers are some of our favorite local celebrities. There are even classes in New Orleans that …

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GoNOLA TV: Discover New Orleans’ Bywater

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Everyone’s New Orleans itinerary should include a visit to the Bywater, a colorful, eminently walkable neighborhood that in the past few years has seen an explosion in hip restaurants, bars, coffee shops and art galleries. Whether you’re a foodie, a music aficionado, someone into outdoor activities, a lover of craft cocktails or a person more comfortable at dive bars, the …

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GoNOLA Find: Marigny Opera House

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For this week’s GoNOLA Find, visit what’s billed as a “church of the arts”: The Marigny Opera House, a deconsecrated former Catholic church-turned-arts venue whose varied program includes a puppet festival, inclusive spiritual gatherings that recall the space’s past, film screenings, dance performances and some actual opera (but not your typical opera house fare).

Inside the Marigny Opera House (photo: …

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We Live to Eat Restaurant Week 2014: Top 3 Lunch and Dinner Menu Picks

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In case you needed another excuse to dine out in New Orleans this month, We Live To Eat’s Restaurant Week is taking place Sept. 8-14, 2014. Participating restaurants will offer exceptional deals on set two-course lunch and three-course dinner menus, some of which are prix fixe, providing the diner with even more delicious options. But considering there’s only one week …

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What’s On Stage This Fall in New Orleans: A Theater Preview

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The local theater season is just heating up, and New Orleans has plenty to offer in the way of performing arts across the city this fall. In addition to the touring productions playing the Saenger Theater on Canal Street (Including Chicago on Oct. 7-12 and The Phantom of the Opera on Nov. 5-16) our local stages have a vibrant and …

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

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From family histories to 1960s flashbacks, this weekend in New Orleans offers an eclectic array of things to do. Take a trip back in time as The NOLA Project performs Ken Kesey’s 1960s classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest all weekend long at NOCCA, or jam out to Woodstock-era tunes with The Weight at Tipitina’s on Saturday night. Learn …

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GoNOLA Find: Jackson Barracks Military Museum

History Things To Do

New Orleans is ripe with historic spots to explore. For instance, the National World War II Museum downtown is well-known as one of the best museums in the country. If you’re a history buff who just can’t get enough, there is one more, lesser-known military history museum in New Orleans worth exploring, and it’s our pick for this week’s GoNOLA …

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New Orleans Museum Month: Get in Touch With Nature

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You have just a few more days to take advantage of the inaugural New Orleans Museum Month, an August promotion that entitles those with membership at any of the 15 participating institutions to free admission for two at the other participating spots. We’ve told you about the art museums and history museums on the list; spend the final days of …

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Curtains Up: Broadway Across America in New Orleans

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There’s a very small gray area with musicals – you either love them or hate them. I belong to the former camp and am a huge fan of musicals; I have no idea which one was the first I saw, but there are many that I’m equally obsessed with: Grease, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Phantom

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