Let Loose at the NOLA Jazz Fest

In 1970, Mahalia Jackson and Duke Ellington took part in a spontaneous jazz parade during the Louisiana Heritage Fair, and the NOLA Jazz Fest was born!  April 27- May 6, 2012 marks the 43rd annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage … Continue reading

Jazz National Historical Park, New Orleans Activity

New Orleans unique mix of Spanish, African, American Indian, and European immigrants created a unique environment for the development of jazz music.  The Jazz National Historical Park commemorates this music genre, and is a popular New Orleans activity for guests … Continue reading

If you’re happy and you know it…

A recent study ranks Louisiana as the happiest state in the U.S. Researchers’ findings resulted from the synthesis of two data sets: participants’ self-reported well being and another data set that took into account a state’s weather, home prices, and other factors that would point to a satisfactorily lifestyle. Continue reading