French Quarter Nightlife Feature Stories

Rubbing the Right Way: The Infectious Sounds and Long Evolution of Zydeco Music

By: Ian McNulty Louisiana Zydeco Musicians It's Thursday night at the Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n' Bowl (4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-482-3133), a vintage, second-floor bowling alley located near the geographic center of New Orleans. Bowlers are rolling strikes and gutter balls on the lanes, but...

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Dancing to Latin and Louisiana Sounds in New Orleans

By: Ian McNulty Top to Bottom: Hot Venues for Latin Music - Blue Nile, House of Blues, Tipitina's Uptown. Cajun and Zydeco In Uptown New Orleans, the likeness of R&B legend Professor Longhair looks down on the dance floor of Tipitina's (501 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-8477), a...

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