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New Orleans is a melting pot; French and African cultures combined in this settlement to create a new "Creole" culture, expressed in the elaborate European architecture of the French Quarter, a language blending French with African dialects, and deliciously spicy, unique cuisine.  There may be no better place to experience the depth of culture in New Orleans than at the JazzFest, a celebration forty years running which features prominent musicians in nearly every musical genre as well as local arts, crafts, and cuisine.  While the city filled national news after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans may be best known for its flamboyant Mardi Gras proceedings each year.  Purple, green, and gold fill the city during Carnival.  Revelers flock to New Orleans to join the celebration as elaborate floats, musicians, and performers parade through the streets during the twelve days leading up to Mardi Gras.

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