New Orleans Jazz Festival

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To the Beat of Jazz Fest, Joyous Funerals

New Orleans' unique jazz funerals send the departed off in style

(Newser) - Amid the music, food, and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession. Fest-goers hold up cameras and iPhones as a brass band leads a procession of mourners holding photos of their beloved departed. The group includes dancers with... More »

Simon & Garfunkel Together for Jazz Fest

New Orleans will be pair's only US appearance this year

(Newser) - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will be making their only US appearance of the year at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this April. Simon has played the festival before, but it's the first time the duo have ever appeared there together, organizers say. They join a lineup that already includes... More »

New Orleans Is New, New, New Again

Big Easy is back and business is booming

(Newser) - No more pungent Bourbon Street or trashed French Quarter: Residents are returning, business is booming, and New Orleans is new again. Forbes Traveler offers compelling reasons to revisit the Big Easy:
  1. The fancy Royal Sonesta Hotel, with its tasty oysters and cool outdoor bar.
  2. The Swizzle Sticks Bar, which offers
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15 Must-See American Sights

Forget Paris—these great vacation sites can be found in your own backyard

(Newser) - Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die, turns Forbes readers onto her top 15:
  1. The Pacific Coast Highway
  2. Monument Valley, Utah and Ariz.
  3. Texas Hill Country
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