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Fine Arts: Gallery-Goers Take to the Streets

Every autumn, this city’s art season starts over—this year it’s the evening of October 6 (and on view through the month)—with coordinated gallery openings, in which vast thousands of this […]

All Tied Up: Almodovar Almost Takes Off

“Nobody’s perfect,” as Joe E. Brown said to Jack Lemmon at the end of Some Like It Hot, meaning his sex. Boy, that’s true! I spent all month looking around […]

Branford Marsalis Speaks His Mind, Part One

Branford Marsalis makes no bones about anything. Just 30 years old, the New Orleans native has accomplished a career peak that some artists wait decades for. His performance scrapbook includes […]

Gotta Dance: The Dance Club Tour

“Qualify yourself before the gate keepsman and enter the age of golden lust Fixated pipe dreams, Swirls of neon love and lights… Bow into the beauty of plastic fantasy and […]

Wild at Heart: David Lynch’s “Twin Freaks”

In the show-biz of this country, where an ex-movie-star president is replaced by the one whose favorite idiom is “Stay Tuned,” David Lynch plays a solo matchmaker who twins movies […]

Festivals: Pure Louisiana

It’s cooling off, and the Louisiana Festivals are cranking up again, with some of the best fests just around the bend from the Crescent City. We’ve included a list of […]

Occult Odyssey: A Trek Through the Psychic City

It all started with an oil change. Summers in New Orleans being what they are, I figured I’d better shore up the old ‘bile for the heat ahead. Also being […]

Cool: A Brief History

Chill out. Cool it. Be cool. Cool is a physical condition; sometimes a metaphysical condition, or even a psychic or stylistic condition. Cool is essential to survival. The extremes of […]

Ear to the Ground: Fresh Young Minds

OffBeat thanks the world for the attention and praise it has heaped on many New Orleans musicians. For the most part, outsiders think of the Big Easy as a hotbed […]

Dave Bartholomew: Music Legend

History is made every moment, but often we miss significant moments because at the time the events seem to be commonplace and nothing special. Dave Bartholomew is the progenitor of […]