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Love NOLA
5:20 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Make Way For Buck Moths: Caterpillars Above And Below

A buck moth caterpillar.
Steve Collins

Brett Will Taylor on the treacherous buck moth caterpillars that fall from the oak trees in New Orleans.

You only have to spend about 10 seconds in New Orleans to know that ours is a city that relishes being over the top. And we do love her for it. Most of the time.

But not when it comes to bugs. Seriously. Must New Orleans bugs be so, well, New Orleans? Larger than life? With a voracious appetite? And more than a little crazy?

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Jazz Fest Minutes
10:20 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: Singer-Songwriter Eric Lindell

Eric Lindell.

Singer-songwriter Eric Lindell’s music has a soulful quality that is redolent of New Orleans. But he grew up in Sonoma County, California.

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Jazz Fest 2013
8:48 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Sunday, May 5

With seven days of music over two weekends, getting all the way through Jazz Fest requires not only raw stamina, but planning. In order to help you on this, the last day, here's the complete music schedule for Sunday, May 5, 2013.

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Jazz Fest 2013
1:27 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Photos From The Second Weekend Of Jazz Fest

Jamaican musician Brushy One String, performing at the Blues Tent.
Allyce Andrew WWNO

More scenes from the Fair Grounds during the second weekend of the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
12:09 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: Making Connections With Multi-Instrumentalist Nicholas Payton

Trumpeter, vocalist and keyboard player Nicholas Payton.
Credit nicholaspayton.com

Nicholas Payton is one brilliant musician. He plays just about everything on the bandstand very well. He’s best known for his trumpet work but is also a dynamic keyboard player, and even manages to play superbly on both at the same time.

In recent years Payton has added another tool to his kit: singing.

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Jazz Fest 2013
10:41 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Jazz Fest Music Schedule For Saturday, May 4

Your updated, complete music schedule for the second Saturday of Jazz Fest 2013!

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Arts & Culture
8:15 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Folklife Tents Bring Craft Culture To Jazz Fest

Allyce Andrew

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival continues its second weekend today. There is no rain expected, but there will be mud. When the weather is not so friendly, more folks head under the tents.

And that’s where you find most cultural displays at Jazz Fest.

Rachel Ornelas directs the folklife village at the festival. All year she vets artisans around the state, with the help of folklorists and anthropologists.

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A Blog Supreme
4:03 am
Sat May 4, 2013

At Jazz Fest, Photographers Have A Culture All Their Own

Little Freddie King at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 2013, photographed by Skip Bolen.
Courtesy of Skip Bolen

Originally published on Sat May 4, 2013 10:53 am

The 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival wraps up Monday. This weekend and last, 12 stages have mixed such marquee names as Fleetwood Mac, Phoenix and Los Lobos with dozens of local bluesmen, soul belters and Cajun fiddle players.

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Jazz Fest 2013
2:03 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Friday, May 3 — Jazz Fest Schedule

The rain might have delayed the opening of Jazz Fest today, but everything is back on schedule! Here's your music lineup for Friday, May 3, 2013.

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Jazz Fest 2013
1:35 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Photos: Jazz Fest Food

Crawfish Almondine. Perfect for when you're done with your set on stage.
Allyce Andrew WWNO

Music isn't the only thing that draws people to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival each year. The astounding variety of food all in one spot is one of the biggest pluses for locals and visitors alike.

Do you have your own Jazz Fest food favorite? Did we miss something important? Let us know in the comments below.

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