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New Orleans Music

Tipitina’s – Where Live Music Meets History

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This week, Tipitina’s (501 Napoleon Ave, Uptown) celebrates 35 years serving up some of the best live music the city has to offer. On the 6th, they hosted a Super Fais Do Do with Bruce Daigrepont. On the 11th, they featured Re:Orientation with Gravity A and friends. This weekend, their anniversary party on Jan 18th and 19th features a reunion of the Radiators as well as the Soul Rebels and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. On the 26th, the venue hosts The Nevilles, a longstanding New Orleans musical family. This selection of artists is just a taste of the quality live music that Tipitina’s might be hosting any weekend in New Orleans, and for the past 35 years.

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New Orleans Attractions

Celebrations in the Boo Carre: Halloween in New Orleans

Porch on Magazine St decorated for Halloween

Like any other holiday, New Orleans’ Halloween celebrations are big, loud, and full of fun-loving visitors and locals. With all of the in-the-street cavorting and wild costumes, All Hallows’ Eve in the Big Easy has come to resemble Mardi Gras season more and more with each passing year.

Some of the biggest celebrations take place downtown in the French Quarter, particularly on the Esplanade end and on Frenchmen St. Around Frenchmen especially, the streets are congested with flashy, splashy costumes of all themes—some of the handmade getups are truly a sight to be seen— and plenty of brass bands and dancers.

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New Orleans Attractions

Sunday Evening in New Orleans

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In most towns, Sunday nights can be lonesome, depressing times.  You’re not ready to go back to work or school on Monday morning, but the promise of Friday night pizza and a movie, and Saturday barbecues has passed.  What to do?  In New Orleans, though, life really is a Cabaret—what good is sitting alone in your room?  Sunday night offerings are available at various bars, museums, and restaurants, keeping you from staring at the TV screen by yourself.  For example, Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant,  offers viewings of HBO dramas that have a Louisiana connection and that you may have missed last time around.   Past episodes of Treme’, the New Orleans –filmed and themed show about musicians, as well as True Blood,  are screened this Sunday, July 29, alternating at 7, 8, 9, and 10 PM, and you can feast on a famous Buffa’s hamburger while you’re at it.    If you get there earlier in the day, there’s music to listen to as well.

Another chance for company and entertainment is at Siberia on St. Claude Avenue.   An early gig on Sundays at 5:30 PM by New Orleans rhythm and blues band, King James and the Special Men, is a rowdy, joyous place to be, and you can get bar snacks there too, like pierogi or a mushroom and spinach blini  (t is Russian, after all!).    There’s no cover charge, and the drinks are cheap.

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