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Jazz Fest 2014

Something for everyone and every taste.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 25 – May 4, 2014
www.nojazzfest.com

Kids Tour Too

Educational and entertaining tours of the French Quarter designed just for kids (6–13 years).

French Quartour Kids

For more information visit:
www.frenchquartourkids.com

Trace the Footsteps of Regional Writers

Although the Crescent City is most renowned for its music, cuisine and architecture, New Orleans’ literary heritage is as significant as that of any American city. Trace the footsteps and visit the inspirational haunts of the regional writers who have defined literature itself.

New Orleans Literary Tour (Walking Tour) by Reservation Only

For more information visit:
www.tourneworleans.com/literary_set.html

The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans

The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans
Lawrence N. Powell
www.amazon.com/Accidental-City-Improvising-New-Orleans/dp/0674059875

Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post wrote:

“Powell … has written in “The Accidental City” what should stand for years as the definitive history of New Orleans’s first century, the period that he regards as central to the city’s formation and its character.” (Read the complete review.)

Photo of Lawrence N. Powell by Chris Granger/ The Times-Picayune

Lagniappe*

You can stay up-to-date with events around New Orleans at NOLA.com.

And if you’re looking for information on the best food and restaurants in New Orleans, then visit The New Orleans Menu at NOMENU.com.

* Lagniappe (pronounced LAN-yap) is something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure (such as getting a 13th doughnut when buying a dozen).