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Mardi Gras in New Orleans: A Gallery of What You Missed

by Zach Honig. Posted Mar 9th 2011 04:15 PM
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Zach Honig

Mardi Gras isn't only about topless girls and drunken antics on New Orleans' Bourbon Street – though there's definitely plenty of that among the city's tourist population. It's also about spending time with family and friends, putting work on hold, and forgetting about life's hardships, if only for a few days. Children joined drunken partiers along the parade route, though few could be found in the French Quarter, with the occasional youngster tossing beads from a balcony.
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Luxury Weekend Getaways for Couples: Get the Romance Back

by Annemarie Dooling. Posted Mar 8th 2011 04:00 PM
Between work, home, and everything else you've got going on, it can be tough to keep the spark alive for even the most in-love couple; that's where romantic getaways for couples come in handy! Regardless of whether you love to luxuriate in bed, share the same taste in music, or just have a big appetite for life, there's a vacation out there for every single couple, but, hey, don't blame us if you don't leave the room enough to enjoy your entire getaway!
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Anderson Cooper, Kelly Ripa Toss Beads at Mardi Gras Parade

by Zach Honig. Posted Mar 7th 2011 03:45 PM
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Zach Honig

Tourists visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras this week may have spotted CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and TV host Kelly Ripa on-board a float during Sunday night's Endymion parade – the pair served as grand marshals for the famous parade, which often features celebrities.
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New Orleans Music Scene: Where to Find the Best Beats in the Big Easy

by Christopher Curley. Posted Mar 2nd 2011 04:00 PM
New Orleans Music - Soul Rebels at Bon Temps

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Hundreds, if not thousands of musicians, from Louis Armstrong to Louie Prima have passed through the New Orleans music scene over the years, and there isn't another city in the country whose jazz heritage is as rich and vibrant. It's easy to think of jazz as a staid and mouldering tradition – it's certainly not a huge part of mainstream music consciousness anymore – but New Orleans' traditional jazz foundations mix with blues, hip-hop and indie rock in exciting and inventive ways that prove that jazz is not only alive and kicking, but finding a comfortable place amid its genre peers in the Crescent City.
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It's Not Too Late to Plan for Mardi Gras 2011

by Kim Foley MacKinnon. Posted Feb 14th 2011 06:00 PM
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Believe it or not, it's not too late to book a hotel for Mardi Gras 2011. From an out-of-this-world package at the Ritz-Carlton, complete with a ride on a float, to more reasonable deals, would-be revelers still have time to plan a trip.
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