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Last week, I was honored to receive a proclamation from the New Orleans City Council recognizing OffBeat for supporting local music for the past 25 years. It was quite an honor, […]

Getting Ahead of The Curve

Imagine my surprise when I read my Wednesday paper and saw James Gill’s column in the Times-Picayune opining that marijuana should be made legal in Louisiana. (Please read the comments […]

Hi Ho Lounge Sold to Maison Owners

The Hi Ho Lounge, one of the anchor clubs of the St. Claude entertainment district, has been sold to the owners of the Frenchmen Street restaurant Maison. Brian Greiner and […]

HBO’s Treme Finishes Shooting Final Season

It was a raw and misty late afternoon in February during Mardi Gras. Spotlights illuminated the gloaming Marigny shadows with a surreal, almost funereal light. David Simon and Eric Overmyer […]

Mardi Gras should mean more

Did you have a good Mardi Gras? I did. The bad weather held off. My family and friends had a blast at our house, midway between St. Charles and the […]

Glen David Andrews Planning New Album

Glen David Andrews has only been back in New Orleans for a few months since completing an intensive drug rehabilitation program, but the trombonist and vocalist has already written and […]

A Month to Remember: New Orleans Shines in January

This past January was an eventful month of music in which New Orleans witnessed more highlights than most of the world’s top cultural cities experience in a year. Memorable shows […]