Don't Stop the Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization backed by Mayor Gavin Newsom and several major clubs and hotels around San Francisco, to provide the evacuees not only with housing, meals and medical care, but also instruments and stages on which to play.
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Welcome to New Orleans also known as "the
Big Easy, the Crescent City or the City that care forgot."
Home of the most fascinating Carnival culture in North America and likewise a poetic
swampland for great food, excellent music and a comfortable angle on a version of the good
life that is all their own. For centuries there has been a nonstop party in the original
city center known as the French Quarter. Here's the best place to find America's most
distinguished regional cuisine called Creole or Cajun if you prefer its country cousin.
Feel the energy of the original Dixieland rhythms that gave the world its most creative
musical art form known as jazz. Go slow, the streets speak of a proud, fascinating history
of free black expression in dialogue with European sophistication and Caribbean ease.
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Just four miles from downtown New Orleans is where the 1815 Battle of New Orleans was fought in St. Bernard Parish. Remember Louisiana uses the word parishes instead of counties. The 6th largest lake in the country, Lake Ponchartrain, is nearby, and if you get up to the North side of the lake on a swamp tour or such you can visit
St. James Parish
Is just up the great river and an important part of the huge port industry. Famous for their December Christmas Bonfires
The historic neighborhood just down river from the French Quarter.
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Quarter || Outside
h Police Unit
569-2700 101 Dauphine, 4th
floor, Schedules available Fare: $1.00; VISITOR PASSES
$4.00 for one day, $8.00 for three days. for unlimited ridership on all
streetcar and bus lines.
TAXICAB $1.70 drop charge + $.50 for each additional passenger. $3.00 per person for special events or meter rate if greater. Compliments or complaints? Taxicab Bureau 565-6272
& Car Rental Read the
meters before you park and double check the signposts after you park. They
tow a lot of cars in the downtown area!
The city is centered around the French Quarter (or Vieux Carré) its well preserved original settlement. Cross Canal Street to the begining of theCBD (Central Business District). Closer to the river is the early "American section", spreads from Canal Street to Howard Avenue, incorporating the Arts District or Warehouse District. Take the St. Charles Streetcar into the Garden District. Across the river is Algiers which features the same old Spanish architecture of the French Quarter.
Chartres and Royal Streets|| Bourbon
Street and around || Decatur
Street and Esplanade Avenue|| Jackson
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Many features inc.\look-up & directions by Vicinity w\ Etak maps Their business look-up works best for chains like Kinkos.
Look up their advertisers, fast, Etak maps. For example if you wanted to look up something you remembered from the web you could get the location of all the
Mapquest Mapped by NOAlive - Address Locator too
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|The French Quarter|
The Heart of New Orleans Mardi Gras is also known as
Vieux Carre, pronounced voo carRAY, which means Old Square in French.
Has some great pages amongst its growing commercial links including.
The French Quarter by gatewayNO
Gateway New Orleans also checks in with their list of the fun & free
Exploring Jackson Square by neworleansweb.org
"I had an order of beignets and cafe au lait" (beignets are N.O. donuts)
In the French Quarter, 5 of the 8 historic State buildings open their collections to the public. The Cabildo /Arsenal & the Presbytere on Jackson Square, The 1850 House in the historic Pontalba Apartments and the Old U.S. Mint near the French Market.
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Historic Walking tours
Exclusive visits to the buildings of author Anne's own properties
Only 40 minutes from the French Quarter the Treasure Island Swamps of Barataria await you
Historic New Orleans Walking Tours, Inc.
Offering cemetery, voodoo, and Garden District Tours with author Robert Florence.
Cruise Down the Mississippi on New Orleans' only Steamboat
Aquarium Zoo Cruise or Mississippi Jazz Cruise
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|Events & Festivals|
|The Regional Travel Page has more
to offer under Festivals & Holidays
December is also an extra special time of year in New
& Festivals || Music
|New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival|
Since its modest 1970 birth at historic Congo Square, the festival has grown to become arguably the worlds best annual music festival. Held over 10 days, featuring hundreds of musical acts, the festival showcases New Orleans proud heritage as the cradle of jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel and zydeco.
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Driving Directions || Map It by Address
Ever heard of Donna's Bar? ever visit DonnasBarandGrill.com?
Discount Coupons for New Orleans Visitor Attractions
Find almost 30 in our Aforum.com/NewOrleans area where you can tell the rest of us about any other discounts out there
Twelve Attractions by BestofNewOrleans.com
Besides the standards you can find out more about Entergy IMAX Theater (Right next door to the Aquarium with a 5 1/2 story screen and amazing surrond sound), New Orleans Fair Grounds whose horse racing season is Dec thru March, Global Wildlife Center one hour north, Louisiana Nature & Astronomy Center, and St. Louis Cathedral which is the oldest practicing cathedral in the United States and the spiritual center of the French Quarter
Twenty-eight Places of Interest by cresentcity.com
"A nice way to see the Garden District is to make reservations at Commander's Palace for lunch, take the street car to the Garden District and walk to Commanders. " list of New Orleans Museums
Some 27 w/ phone & address.
Aquarium of the Americas
Traces its roots back to the the West African Yoruban people and is now
practiced by over 60 million people worldwide. Also known as the Vodon or Candomble
religion. New Orleans is considered the capital of Voodoo in the USA. New Orleans special relationship with death goes
beyond the happy brass funeral bands. Learn more about how the dead rise from the swamps.
Haunted by NOLAlive ||Vampire sightings || Ghost Stories || Voodoo
Plenty of content from the Daily paper inc. author Ann Rice in the news...
"If the Coven Ball is getting a little tame for your tastes, maybe Madame Elisandrya can whip up something special for you."
Requires a plug-in for home-page viewing, a looker
Lots of links & photos
Voodoo by religioustolerance.org
Some photos of voodoo related places.
|Mardi G. Raccoon
Cool places and things for Kids in New Orleans & Louisiana
Here's four ideas for you.
|Forum/Chat/Talk About It|
You can also CHAT about the sights at their bourbocam
A view of the world's wildest street from Cat's Meow, 701 Bourbon
New Orleans at Aforum.com
Discover the power of global Carnaval by beginning at this outpost
Memory Book at neworleansweb.org
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Galleries & Posters
Detroit Publishing's American Memory
Search the Library of Congress archives for "New Orleans" to see hundreds of pre-1920's photos.
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Is the nation's most musical city's music magazine.
We recommend Offbeat's Graffiti Wall for last minute changes,
The state of jazz in the world of music by the respected music industry sage, Clive Davis. "Marsalis's eminence as a classical interpreter is unquestioned. But his pronouncements on musical tradition and his activist role in New York have aroused resentment among performers and critics alike."Marsalis's eminence as a classical interpreter is unquestioned. But his pronouncements on musical tradition and his activist role in New York have aroused resentment among performers and critics alike."
|Royal Musical Families of New Orleans
Wynton Marsalis Discography by CD-U
Is likely to be the most influential person in music since the reign of fellow cajun Louis Armstrong. His father and teacher Ellis Marsalis is the premier modern jazz pianist of New Orleans and his other sons Branford and Defeayo are jazz stars as well.
The Marsalis Family by gatewayno.com
Harry Connick Jr. | Discography by CD-U
Is a great jazz musician and singer, a movie star, son of the Harry Connick Sr. the New Orleans D.A., and a founding leader of the Krewe of Orpheus. New at Amazon.com It Had To Be You [IMPORT]
Neville Brothers Official || Discography
|NEW ORLEANS: BIRTHPLACE OF JAZZ
The music called Jazz was born sometime around 1895 in New Orleans. It combined elements of Ragtime, marching band music, and Blues. When the long simmering musical gumbo of turn of the century New Orleans spilled over with Dixieland jazz, the nation was electrified by its exuberant driving tempos, infectious melodies and inspired improvisation. Today, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band preserves the early history of jazz playing classics like "When the Saints Go Marchin' In" which show off the syncopated musical accents derived from the combination of driving march rhythms and blues-influenced progressions.
Traditional Jazz (Dixieland)
Learn more or join the mailing list.
Jazz Greats of New Orleans by gatewayNO
Including Fats Domino the first great piano player of jazz Jell Roll Morton
Louis Armstrong by libertyhall.com | Discography by CD-U
Superstar Louis Armstrong (1900-1971) of New Orleans was not only the single most important person in jazz history but also a beloved, wonderful character. The great Satchmo established jazz as an expression of creative individuality and an authentic American art form. His famous gravel-voiced renditions of classics like Hello Dolly, Sunny Side of the Street, Basin Street Blues and America the Beautiful are only surpassed by his legendary trumpet playing. Perhaps the greatest musical genius of the 20th century he was also America's ambassador to the world for half a century.
A product of ?404 http://www.technoir.net/jazz/louie.html New Orleans, his mentor was the father of "hot jazz" New at amazon.com An American Icon [BOX SET] A good First Cd try 16 Most Requested Songs || CD-U Discography
John at CD-U
The English triggered exodus of long-standing French settlers from the Arcadian region of Canada (now called Nova Scotia) led to decades of longing and wandering before the strength of their culture led most to resettle as subsistence farmers in Southern Louisiana where they were welcomed by fellow French-speaking Catholics. Their music, a product of a reconstructed culture with additional influences from the local free people of color evolved over two centuries as a combination of lonesome voice, harmonious fiddle and boisterous accordion on top of rhythm guitar and an iron triangle. Cajun and zydeco music began its continuing popular resurgence in the 1970's and continues to grow in popularity today through recordings and music festivals held throughout the country.
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Steve Winick's Allons Á Lafayette is about Cajun music past to present.
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A History of New Orleans
By Donald McNabb & Lee Madere (8 pages).
Historic New Orleans Collection hnoc.org
Where the City's colorful past comes alive.
Louisiana State Museum
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New Orleans Opera
Celebrating 200 years of Opera, but first the Mardi Gras
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"Kinesthesis, a term popularized by dance scholars, refers to the
restored behavior of a people, unwritten acts of memory that carry in the flow of body
rhythms across time." Jason Berry
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