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Rodin, Nudes and Beasts at NOMA

Three special exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park provide an exciting array of art-viewing opportunities this month. Works ranging from monumentally romantic 19th Century Rodin […]

Mardi Gras Mysteries

One of the strangest things about growing up in New Orleans is not the widespread frenzy of hedonism, crazed dancing in the streets and masking on the Tuesday before Lent—no, […]

Acadian Carnival

Cajuns and Creoles are universally known for their “laissez les bons temps rouler” (“Let the good times roll!”) spirit. But Mardi Gras in Acadiana is truly a time for Cajuns […]

Bourbon Street Upbeat

Bourbon Street is changing. While there have always been some great clubs and restaurants, many New Orleans residents have felt that Bourbon was largely a spectacle, more for visitors and […]

Mardi Gras Music Royalty

Some perennially popular New Orleans recording artists are back in the national spotlight once again. The Meters, The Radiators, The Neville Brothers and Dr. John are currently enjoying successful recording […]

Mardi Arts

Although people think of Mardi Gras as an especially colorful form of entertainment, it is also an art form—actually several art forms. First, there is the art of creating a […]

Modern Jazz: Big Easy Beat

Although most people do not associate New Orleans with modern jazz, there is a modern jazz scene here. Thanks to the ascendency of Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., and, to […]

Brass Band Jazz, Part Three

(The final of a three part series on Modern Brass Band music. Read parts one and two.) By the late 80s three distinct schools of modem brass band music had […]

Inside Zydeco, Part Two

On the dark, winding, old Breaux Bridge highway, a neon sign outside the former King Creole club flashes: “Saturday at 9 p.m. Fernest and the Thunders.” Inside it’s 9:30 p.m., […]

Gallery Scene: Magazine Street, Art on the Street of Dreams

At one time just about all the serious art galleries in New Orleans were in the French Quarter. Now, most of the art galleries in the French Quarter are not […]