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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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French Quarter Festival
1:27 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

FQF Playlist: The French Quarter in Song

All kinds of music float through the French Quarter this weekend. The neighborhood is central to New Orleans music history and the lifeblood of performers today.

Musicians spend so much time here, it’s no wonder French Quarter streets, sites and people gets celebrated in song.

Here’s a list of famous, and infamous, songs that mention “Da Quarters.”

“Salee Dame” tells the tale of a woman who lives by La Rue Dauphine. You can just see her hips shaking when you listen to this version by the Creole Jazz Serenaders. (Thanks American Routes and Nick Spitzer.)

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Music Features
12:57 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Between The Stages: Music History Sites To Visit During French Quarter Fest

J&M Recording Studio, on the corner of Rampart and Dumaine Streets.
Credit Wally Gobetz / Flickr

The French Quarter is alive with music this weekend as the 30th annual French Quarter Festival kicks into high gear.

Music has been central to the identity of New Orleans from the earliest years of the city's founding, and a casual stroll through the streets of the French Quarter will bring you past centuries of tangible music history.

While you're down in the Quarter for the Festival, or any time at all, make sure you don't miss these landmarks.

J&M Recording Studio
840 North Rampart St. (corner of Dumaine)

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Jazz Fest Minutes
8:30 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: The Legendary Del McCoury

Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will play Saturday, Jazz Fest May 5.

Bluegrass Hall of Famer Del McCoury’s folks came from the mountains of western North Carolina, but he grew up on a farm in York County, Pennsylvania, less than an hour’s drive from Baltimore.

“My dad and my older brother listened to the Grand Ol’ Opry every Saturday night,” McCoury said. It was before television, in the middle- to late-1940s.

“At a young age I heard Earl Scruggs, and that’s what got me into music.”

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Events
6:08 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

60-Second Weekend

This Sweaty City: A Radio Performance and production of Goat in the Road- showing this weekend at the Shadowbox Theater.

Listen to 60-Second Weekend with Laine Kaplan-Levenson.

Today we embark on the first installment of 60-Second Weekend — some under-the-radar events in and around New Orleans. It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to chin up and start planning your weekend. If you’ve been outside in the past few days, you’ve felt the humidity (don’t deny it) — but with this heat comes flowers in bloom and other festivities to enjoy over the next few days. We Got Your Weekend:

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Notes from New Orleans
4:31 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Hear Music from Musaica's Upcoming "Green" Performance

Musaica Chamber Ensemble's final performance of the 2012-2013 season takes place on April 22 at the Lakeview Unitarian Church.

Click here to listen to this week's Notes From New Orleans.

The performance life of a symphony musician requires complete professional perfection. Their rigorous days are spent responding to the singular interpretation of conductors and music directors, so when it's time to unwind many choose leisurely hobbies.

Still, others can't get away from playing more music. Sharon Litwin finds out why on this week's Notes from New Orleans.

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