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2009 Mandeville Seafood Fest will be the biggest yet

The Mandeville Seafood Festival Association has cast its nets and hauled in a catch full of food, entertainment and activities. Their 31st annual Mandeville Seafood Festival will be held July 3-5 at Fontainebleau State Park, with hours of 11 a.m. until midnight, with the exception of July 5, when it will close at 10 p.m. On July 2, there will be a Country in the Park concert beginning at 5:30 p.m.Full...

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Spirits soar at annual Tales Of The Cocktail festival in New Orleans

The seventh annual congress of spirits takes place July 8-12, 2009 as Tales Of The Cocktail takes over the Monteleone Hotel once again in New Orleans’ French Quarter.Full Story

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Open Mic Nite

Open Mic Nite When:Friday, July 10th7:00 pm — 9:00 pm5555 Bullard Ave, Ste 103New Orleans, La. 70128504-245-8282www.jazzcityjava.com Been waiting for an opportunity to showcase your talent?Bring your spoken words, your song, your instrument and your talent to our monthlyOpen Mic Night.Come in and sign on the dotted line.It’s your night to shine!Rather be on the other side of the mic?Then just come on in and support your home grown talent while sipping on your favorite coffee brew! Families are...

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Essence Festival Headlines New Orleans Holiday Weekend

Some of the biggest names in entertainment are in New Orleans as part of this weekend’s 15th annual Essence Festival. It’s also one of the biggest tourism draws for the City of New Orleans. Officials with the Convention and Visitors Bureau say that’s especially important this year, as local hotels and restaurants struggle with the down economy.Full...

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Seven NORD pools to make a splash over holiday weekend

To help give families relief from the summer heat, seven city-run pools will be open for business over part of the holiday weekend, New Orleans Recreation Department officials said.FULL STORY

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Brad Pitt’s Foundation Unveils 14 Home Designs for New Orleans

Brad Pitt is more than just a voracious consumer of design–he is, perhaps, one of design’s greatest philanthropists. The proof is his two-year long effort to build houses–designed by some of the world’s best architects–to New Orleans’s Katrina-decimated Ninth Ward.Full...

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Coca-Cola Gives Back to the City of New Orleans and Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Essence Music Festival

This year, in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the Festival, The Coca-Cola Foundation will make two donations of $15,000 each to two local nonprofit organizations to help continue the renewal of New Orleans. The first gift supports the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s “Save our Lake,” an effort to restore and preserve the Lake, which complements the Company’s commitments to protect and preserve the environment.Full...

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New Orleans jazz trumpet icon Kermit Ruffins on barbecuing

Trumpet player Kermit Ruffins is an icon of New Orleans jazz. His sensational Rebirth Brass Band is a jazz/funk musical extravaganza that must be experienced live for full effect. Ruffins is also the founder of the jazz quintet Barbecue Swingers and is famous for firing up his grill at their shows in NOLA.FULL STORYOriginal...

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