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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&rsqu… Read More »