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Jazz Fest Minutes
11:55 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: A Musical Journey With George Duke

George Duke, one of the most sought-after and accomplished players and producers in music.
Credit georgeduke.com

George Duke is one of the most sought-after and accomplished players and producers in music. He grew up in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

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New Orleans Hornets
10:34 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Hugo The Hornet's Last Game

Hugo headed into the game from Champions Square, with his Beekeeper attendant. The Beekeeper served as Hugo's assistant during appearances and games.
Jason Saul WWNO

Hugo, the New Orleans Hornets' iconic mascot, worked his last game Sunday evening. The team will become the Pelicans after Wednesday night's contest in Dallas, which means there isn't much room for a giant teal Hornet anymore.

It's the end of a long road for Hugo. Designed by Cheryl Henson, the daughter of Muppet creator Jim Henson, Hugo entered the league in 1988, his rookie season coinciding with the inaugural year of the Charlotte Hornets franchise, the team's original home.

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Community
8:31 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Community Impact Series: LPO Educational Outreach

LPO

How music education, delivered by the region's professional orchestra, is helping young students tap their own creative potential.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:10 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: Wayne Shorter — Connecting With The Beat

Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter.
Credit Robert Ascroft

Wayne Shorter is one of the top saxophonists and composers in jazz. It was, strangely enough, getting caught at 15 years old playing hooky from school that put him on a path into music. His punishment: enrollment in the music theory course at his Newark, NJ arts high school.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Venezuelans Endure Long Journey, Bad Weather To Vote In Election

Ingrid and Fernando Yurdanet of Miami wave their Venezuelan flag at the voting center in Kenner.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Venezuelans determined to vote in presidential election.

Although most Venezuelans living in the United States reside near Miami, they had to make the nearly 900-mile trek to New Orleans to cast a vote in an election to replace the late President Hugo Chavez. The journey and wet reception didn’t dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm.

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LoveNOLA
5:00 am
Mon April 15, 2013

In A City Of Festivals, Why Not Taxfest 2014?

Unless it's your birthday, you've just been promoted, or find out that you have the winning Powerball numbers, April 15 is not the most celebrated day in America.

But wait! If you're about to opt for that last-minute extension, maybe, just maybe, there's a way to make Tax Day fun, New Orleans-style...

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French Quarter Festival
3:55 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

After French Quarter Fest: Classic And Contemporary Quarter Bars

Cocktails at Arnaud's.
Credit Krista / Flickr

Partying at French Quarter Fest can be serious work. If you’re looking to take a break there’s few places better than one of the French Quarter’s classic bars — and there’s no shortage of them.

We’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below, along with a couple of brand-new classics to add to the pantheon. Have some favorites of your own? Add them in the comments below and we’ll update the story.

Classic

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French Quarter Festival
1:43 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

PHOTOS: Friday At The French Quarter Festival

Alex McMurray playing the Abita Beer stage.
Jason Saul WWNO

Tens of thousands of people packed the streets of the French Quarter yesterday for the second day of the 2013 French Quarter Festival.

It was a beautiful day, with cool breezes and a high that reached 73 degrees in the afternoon — in contrast to the heavy rain showers that came down for much of the day Thursday.

Green Minute
5:55 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

When Dreams Become Reality: Glass Recycling Comes to New Orleans

Christal White delivers the good news on glass recycling in New Orleans.

A lot of New Orleanians will tell you that the glass is half empty when it comes to glass recycling in this city. The question that drives everyone to drink is always ‘when is glass recycling coming?!’

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French Quarter Festival
1:56 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

2013 French Quarter Festival Schedule

Thursday – Friday music schedule.

If you're headed out to the French Quarter Festival this weekend, it's about time you got your itinerary down. Take a look at what's when with the complete festival schedule, plus links at the bottom of the post to our complete festival coverage and a map of where's it's at when you get there.

Click on the schedule images to bring up larger versions.

The 2013 French Quarter Festival starts Thursday, and runs through Sunday, April 14.

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