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Today in NOLA 7.30.17

Today, celebrate the Boy Who Lived at Tubby & Coo's. The Congo Square Preservation Society will toast a new refurbished historic maarker with dancing, music, markets and more. The Prytania will screen Christopher Nolan's mind-bender Inception, while Castillo Blanco welcomes a new musical experience. 


New World Rhythms Fest Back This Weekend

Between St. Patrick's Day, St. Joseph's Day, and Super Sunday festivities, this weekend is packed with things to do around the city. If you're looking for a worldly experience without having to leave the French Quarter, venture to Louis Armstrong Park for the tenth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. The two-day free fest (3.18-3.19) is a celebration of the African diaspora and spotlights NOLA's famous Mardi Gras Indians, with a "battle" between three local tribes. 

Today in NOLA: 3.21.15

Head out to Armstrong Park for day one of the Congo Square Rhythms Festival. Or, take a luscious secret garden tour. Finn McCool's hosts St. Baldrick, an after St. Patrick's Day shave down benefiting cancer research. On this day in New Orleans in 1788, the Great New Orleans Fire burned down 856 of the 1,100 buildings in the French Quarter. Now, more on Saturday happenings. 

Cajun Zydeco Festival Set For Louis Armstrong Park Debut

by Elizabeth Davas

New Orleans' mid-June Fais Do-Do is moving closer to Congo Square. The eight annual Lousiana Cajun Zydeco Festival is set to twirl into Louis Armstrong Park on June 14 and 15.

New World Rhythm Fest Back at Congo Square (PHOTOS)

by Brandon Robert and Rachel June

The two-day New World Rhyhthm Festival is still underway at Congo Square, and Brandon Robert snapped some highlights from Saturday's performers. Local band Buku Broux, as well as the Tekrema Dance Theater, blend African and Caribbean influences into their performances. New Orleans' Cuban dance quartet Los Caballeros Del Son performed next. Rachel June captured some pictures of the fest goers, musicians, and vendors. Click through for photos.  

Today in New Orleans 3.23.14

After a weekend full of plays and panels from the Tennessee Williams Festival, it’s time for the annual “Stella!” contest in Jackson Square. Theatre folks can also check out ELMFEST in the Marigny. On this day in 1788, a Good Friday fire caused $2.6 million in damage to the city. Now, more to do this Sunday. 

New World Rhythms Fest Back at Congo Square

by Jeremy Ford

The seventh annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival this weekend offers an eclectic mix of music, food, art, and culture.  The Jazz and Heritage Foundation, the non-profit that owns Jazz Fest, produces the Congo Square festival, which specialized in the African and Caribbean traditions that have heavily influenced New Orleans culture.

Jazz in the Park Returns

Labor Day has passed, the Season is approaching and jazz is once again poised to return to its birthplace. Jazz in the Park launched with the mission to bring music back to Congo Square in 2012 and became an instant success. This year, the weekly event put on by People United for Armstrong Park has only grown, larger adding new hours and elements. Tonight, the Stooges will kick off the expanded festivities.


Festival Brings Drumming, Dancing to Tulane

The summer heat is making it increasingly difficult to stay active, but The 15th Annual New Orleans Dance Festival is giving locals a chance to work out indoors. The fest is taking over Tulane campus next week, Monday July 1st through Friday July 5th. Sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, events are open to the public, with one drumming class and one dance class being taught daily in room 300 of McWilliams Hall at a cost of $10 each.

Class Got Brass Winners (PHOTOS)

Photos by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Early Sunday afternoon about a dozen brass bands representing local middle and high schools assembled within sight of the statue of Satchmo's statue in Armstrong Park to compete in the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Class Got Brass contest.  O. Perry Walker High School took top honors, winning $10k worth of instruments for five minutes' worth of showtime, a rate that would impress even Kermit Ruffins.  

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