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So Decadent: Southern Decadence 2015

Southern Decadence has become a Labor Day weekend New Orleans tradition— so much so that VIP weekend passes sold out a month before the festival. An additional 100 were hurriedly […]

Scales and Ales

Event director Sara Bradford talks about this year’s festivities. We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and this year more than 40 restaurants will be serving […]

Dressed in White – Twice

SoHo of the South, more commonly known as New Orleans’ Warehouse District, is also synonymous with the arts district of New Orleans. Every summer, the creative neighborhood comes together to […]

Satchmo’s Life in New Orleans

On July 29, the Louisiana State Museum, in conjunction with the Louis Armstrong House Museum, will exhibit “Satchmo: His Life In New Orleans” at the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Mickey Hanning

Why roller derby girls? When I originally thought of it, we figured we could do it with our wives/girlfriends chasing the men through the street as a laugh. Technically, women […]

Chaz Fest Returns for 2015

After a year hiatus, there will be a Chaz Fest in 2015. The Ninth Ward local music festival, named after the irrepressible washboard virtuoso “Washboard” Chaz Leary, will be held […]

The NOLA Jitterbugs Share the History of Dance

Nothing defines the joie-de-vivre of New Orleans so much as traditional jazz music, and nothing gives life to jazz like swing dancing. For the first time in French Quarter Fest […]

Student Poet Daisha Calliet Takes on Ferguson

Daisha Calliet, at age 15, has a vision far beyond her years. Calliet’s artwork illustrated this at the community-centered celebration of street art’s transformative energy, Exhibit BE, which held its […]

10 Random Mardi Gras Facts

In the days leading up to Lent, merrymakers traditionally would binge on meat, eggs, milk and cheese, preparing for several weeks of fasting. In France, the day before Ash Wednesday […]