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Essence Fest 2012's Lineup Packs a Punch

Essence Fest 2012's Lineup Packs a Punch

July 5, 2012  |  Upcoming Events

This weekend, Essence Fest returns to downtown New Orleans, and it’s bigger than it ever has been, expanding to five full days of contemporary black American music and culture. Legendary soul queen Aretha Franklin headlines, along with Keysh… Read More »

Go 4th On the River!

Go 4th On the River!

June 26, 2012  |  Upcoming Events

We celebrate a lot of things here in Louisiana, from antiques and alligators to wooden boats and zydeco. So it’s nice when the rest of the country gets to join in! On Wednesday, July 4, the Crescent City--and every other American city--celeb… Read More »

Celebrating Plantations

Celebrating Plantations

June 19, 2012  |  Upcoming Events

Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine you’re sitting on a wide wooden porch, crisp breeze blowing through the wooden railing. Maybe you’re sipping a cool mint julep. The porch overlooks a grand vista: twin lines of majestic oaks disapp… Read More »

What's the Point?

What's the Point?

June 11, 2012  |  Upcoming Events

For some New Orleanians, visiting the West Bank is like crossing the Atlantic. It’s a whole different world, especially in the historic community of Algiers, which is almost as old as New Orleans’ French Quarter! Here’s a bit of … Read More »

New Orleans Fun & Free, Part 1

New Orleans Fun & Free, Part 1

May 24, 2012  |  Upcoming Events

New Orleans is a great place to find entertainment of any kind. It could be live music, a cooking demonstration, an enterprising street performer, a play or, of course, a parade. Often, though, we may find ourselves spending a bit more than we’… Read More »

Jazz Fest Highlights: Second Weekend

Jazz Fest Highlights: Second Weekend

May 7, 2012  |  New Orleans

The best of the Fest, day by day. Thursday, May 3 The second weekend of Jazz Fest started off with a talent-packed Thursday lineup. Flow Tribe, the Dukes of Dixieland, Ani DiFranco, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more highly anticipated acts … Read More »

Theater Thursday: Kids Edition!

Theater Thursday: Kids Edition!

May 3, 2012  |  Upcoming Events

  (Image via JPAS.org) During festival season in New Orleans, it can be easy to forget that there are kid-friendly events going on, too. For a change of pace, try this upcoming children's show in Covington! How I Became a… Read More »

Jazz Fest Highlights: First Weekend

Jazz Fest Highlights: First Weekend

May 2, 2012  |  Upcoming Events

Last weekend, local and national acts tore it up at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz Fest. As usual, this year's Fest features a huge range of music, from the melancholy guitar of Bon Iver to the West African rhythms of Seguenon Kone and L'Ivoire… Read More »

French Quarter Wine Fest Puts a Cork in It

French Quarter Wine Fest Puts a Cork in It

April 24, 2012  |  Upcoming Events

After two months of anticipated wine tastings, thoughtfully paired with cuisine by chef Michael Farrell of Le Meritage Restaurant, the French Quarter Wine Festival will come to its close this Friday. Maison Dupuy Hotel, which houses Le Me… Read More »

A Fest to Impress

A Fest to Impress

April 16, 2012  |  Upcoming Events

This year’s French Quarter Festival is bigger than ever, with twenty-two stages, more than 250 hours of music, and over 800 local musicians set to play at the four-day fest. That’s not to mention the 70 restaurants that will participat… Read More »