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Courtesy US Navy

Three thousand sailors are in New Orleans for Navy Week, marking the start of the nation’s bicentennial of the War of 1812. Some seeing the city for the first time will be getting pointers from sailors coming home for the celebrations.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Navy is kicking off its celebration of the War of 1812 in New Orleans in a big way.

The event, which is the first of four years of festivities around the nation, begins Tuesday with a parade of tall ships and modern Navy ships sailing up the Mississippi River into the Port of New Orleans

A 21-gun salute fired by the National Guard's Washington Artillery at the old Navy pier in Algiers will welcome them.

2012 French Quarter Festival Music Schedule

Apr 10, 2012
2012 French Quarter Festival

Stay on top of what you want to see before you even get to the French Quarter!

Click on the images to the left to view this weekend's music lineup, or download high-resolution .pdfs to print and take with you below.

And don't forget to come say hello! WWNO will be at the French Quarter Festival all weekend, in our booth right across Dectaur Street from Jackson Square. Drop by with questions, comments, concerns... or maybe even a complement or two! We'd love to meet you!

2012 French Quarter Festival Map

Apr 10, 2012

Find your way around the French Quarter Festival!

Click the image to the left for a large version of this year's FQF map, or download a .pdf copy here.

S. Asher / Tulane University

WWNO presented Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass on Saturday, March 10, 8:00 p.m. at McAlister Auditorium. Take a look at the slideshow for photos from the event..

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This year’s Super Bowl celebrations have ended in Indianapolis. But planning is already under way in New Orleans for next year’s game.

There are tens of thousands of comic books for sale at New Orleans Comic Con. Photo by Jason Saul.
Jason Saul

Thousands of fans of all shapes, sizes, colors and alien species packed the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center this weekend for the 2012 Wizard World Comic Con.

Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass Saturday, March 10, 8:00 p.m., McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University campus, New Orleans.

For fifteen years Ira Glass and his team at This American Life have pushed the boundaries of radio journalism, exploring people, places, issues, and ideas all across the country. Their adventure in radio story-telling has won a host of awards, and Ira received the highest individual honor in public broadcasting, the Edward R. Murrow Award.

The 4th Annual Joan of Arc Parade kicks off on Twelfth Night in the French Quarter, celebrating the Maid of Orléans' 600th Birthday. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday, January 6, at the corner of Conti and Decatur Streets.

More info at www.joanofarcparade.com

Diane Mack takes you behind the scenes for a pair of weekend events, LPO director Carlos Miguel Prieto discusses the orchestra's holiday performance, and Sharon Litwin interviews the superintendent of the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park.

Jack Hopke is your host for WWNO's weekly news magazine.

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