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Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse Showcases N.O. Jazz

Looking for a jazz club in New Orleans open seven days a week with premier local jazz artists and no cover to get in? Legendary and Grammy-award winning New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield has a treat for you. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse showcases some of the best jazz artists in the city every night of the week and has quickly become a go-to for the genre. While it’s located on Bourbon St in the French Quarter, it’s a breath of fresh air as a classy retreat from the typical Bourbon St clubs. If jazz is what you’re after, Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse is an ideal location.

One special regular event at New Orleans’ Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse is the Playhour at the Playhouse, which features different artists performing at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. every week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and at 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Upcoming Playhours at the Playhouse this week include Lady Sings the Blues feat. Dana Abbot on Wed., June 25th, Paul Longstreth on Thurs., June 26th and Jeff “Snake” Greenberg on June 27th, all at 5 p.m.



Other regular featured artists that you might catch on your trip are Gerald French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band every Monday, Irvin Mayfield himself with the NOJO Jam every Wednesday and Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown every Friday, all at 8 p.m.

This regular slot is always filled with both popular and up-and-coming artists in the local jazz scene and makes a perfect music performance to catch in the late afternoon just before your dinner plans (particularly if your reservations are in the French Quarter). In the same way, the 8 p.m. concerts are a perfect after-dinner musical dessert and an especially jazzy way to close out your evening if you’re turning in early read more »

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New Year’s Travel Resolutions

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In the hustle and bustle of the passing year, it can be easy to get caught up in the day to day and forget to take some time to do a little traveling. Unless finances are keeping you from it, there’s really no need to forgo traveling—even if it means a quick weekend getaway to somewhere close by. Traveling gives you the opportunity to recharge your batteries, to see and experience new places, to try new foods and create memories that can last a lifetime. Here are a few New Year’s travel resolutions for 2014 that you can add to your list.

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Monteleone Hotel’s Carousel Bar

Next time you are in New Orleans experience one of the few places that locals will actually venture down into the French Quarter to visit. Voted the number one hotel bar in the city by the readers of the local Gambit Weekly and hailed by Esquire to be one of 2011′s Best Bars in America.

The Carousel Bar and the historic Hotel Monteleone are an oasis of class and sophistication that New Orleans is famous for.This establishment has been owned by the same family for the last 125 years! The hotel offers both a sense of heritage and a luxurious feeling. The welcoming lobby is filled with sparkling chandeliers and a wonderful 1909 grandfather clock. read more »