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Are you getting excited about #AILConvention2013 in New Orleans? In preparation for the big trip we checked out some fun facts about NOLA. Do you know how many public figures and celebrities are actually from The Big Easy? From writers to chefs, New Orleans has been home to them all!

The legendary Louis Armstrong, known to many as one of the most popular and innovative jazz musicians in the 1920s, made his career in the bustling city and helped pave the way for later musicians like Earl King, Frank Ocean, and Harry Connick, Jr.

Other talented individuals, such as writer Truman Capote, host Ellen DeGeneres, and chef and television personality Emeril Lagasse, all have roots in this distinctive city. Actress Sandra Bullock, while not a native of New Orleans, currently resides there. Tyler Perry and Richard Simmons also call New Orleans home. You might want to keep an eye out for some of these celebrities while you are in town for convention!

Popular films such as Beautiful Creatures, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dukes of Hazzard, 21 Jump Street, and Interview with the Vampire, were all filmed on location in New Orleans.

What are some other celebrity fun facts you know about that involve The Crescent City?

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