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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 30 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 30 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

George Porter Jr. Trio

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
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Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 30 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 30 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 30 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 30 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
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Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

New Orleans Rated No. 7 on List of Top Cities in US and Canada

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                 NEW ORLEANS RATED NO. 7 ON LIST OF TOP CITIES IN U.S. AND CANADA;
                                    CITY RETURNS TO TOP TEN AFTER FIVE YEAR HIATUS

New York, NY (July 8, 2010) – New Orleans is rated the seventh best city in the U.S. and Canada according to Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2010 readers’ poll announced today. The last time New Orleans made the list of top ten cities in the U.S. and Canada was in 2005 when it was ranked No. 10. New York City is named best city in the U.S. and Canada, and Bangkok is named World’s Best City Overall this year. The Windsor Court Hotel is the highest-rated hotel in New Orleans and ranks No. 32 on the list of Top Large City Hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada. The Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago is the top-ranked large city hotel in the U.S. and Canada and the Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore, India is the Best Hotel Overall in this fifteenth annual poll.

TOP 10 CITIES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA 2010
1. New York City
2. San Francisco
3. Charleston, South Carolina
4. Chicago
5. Santa Fe, New Mexico
6. Vancouver
7. New Orleans
8. Quebec City
9. Victoria, British Columbia
10. Washington, D.C.

Travel + Leisure magazine readers voted on their favorite hotels, cities, islands, spas, cruise lines, airlines, tour outfitters, and car-rental agencies. The 2010 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey results (listed by overall and regional rankings) and survey methodology are featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, and online at: www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest.

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