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Netflix's 'Highwaymen' prepping to shoot in New Orleans

Netflix is preparing to shoot the Bonnie-and-Clyde crime drama "The Highwayman" in New Orleans, with Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner reportedly lined up to star in roles originally written for Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The long-gestating project, a feature film, is scheduled to shoot from Feb. 12 to April 10 in the Crescent City. 

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8 Louisiana-linked movies, people to watch this Oscar season

The 2018 Academy Awards are still months away, scheduled to be handed out on March 4. But don’t think for a moment that Oscar campaigns aren’t already in full swing. With critics’ groups already naming their favorite films of the year, and a full slate of pre-Oscar award shows about to start flooding the airwaves, this year’s award season is already well underway.

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Stronger than ever? A look at what's behind New Orleans' unprecedented concert upswing

Don’t be surprised if your ears are ringing more than usual. New Orleans hosted an unprecedented number of major concerts over the past year, a streak that won’t slow down any time soon. The city’s three largest venues — the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Smoothie King Center and Champions Square — sold a record-breaking $40 million worth of concert tickets during the recently concluded fiscal year.

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NOVAC is offering paid on-set internships on high profile production filming in New Orleans

NOVAC is proud to announce an exciting internship program with the new Hulu/Channel 4 production The First, a drama series from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon. Through a partnership with NOVAC, The First, filming in Chalmette, LA seeks applications for paid community-based Production Assistants in 15 departments.

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Baton Rouge is transforming from a college town into a gaming hub

Though well-known for its diehard sports fans, excellent cuisine, and epic tailgates, Louisiana’s capital Baton Rouge has leveraged its film production industry, research university, existing tech incubators, and low cost of living to become an emerging southeastern hub for the video gaming industry.

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Janet Jackson Announces State of the World Tour

Janet Jackson has announced a massive North American trek which will launch in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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How the Louisiana Hayride Captured the Evolution of Country and Rock

A sprawling but satisfying new box set featuring Hank Williams, Elvis Presley predicts the direction of modern American music. The Louisiana Hayride was one of dozens of syndicated radio broadcasts scattered across America in the wake of World War II. Most of these have been forgotten to all but historians, but the Louisiana Hayride endures, albeit not to the extent of its rival and role model, the Grand Ole Opry.