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People Watch: Music Entrepeneur Michael Murphy

Some people call Michael Murphy the best thing to hook up music and business in New Orleans. He’s probably the lowest-key mover and shaker in the music scene in the […]

Quint Davis: Quint Essential, Part One

Read Part Two of this interview with Quint Davis New Orleans music is hot—we all know it and the Grammy Awards proved it. And the Jazz Fest is the major […]

Revisionary Images

Visitors attending the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enjoy a varied mix of local and regional as well as national performers. Throw in the kind of cuisine that abounds […]

Cajun Cruisin’: OffBeat’s Second Annual Insider’s Guide to Acadiana, Part One

Music, cultural experiences and good times are incessant affairs on the bayou. But the serious tourist who wants the real authentic stuff or the best Acadiana offers won’t discover it […]

Ear to the Ground: New and Up-and-Coming

Since the Grammy people gave a truckload o’ awards to New Orleans artists, the national music folks may decide to come down south and see what we have to offer. […]

Festival Season: Rites of Spring

Spring is the season for festivals in Louisiana, and March and April kick off with several festivals worth catching: the Louisiana Black Heritage Festival (March 10-11); the Amite Oyster Day […]

Rodin, Nudes and Beasts at NOMA

Three special exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park provide an exciting array of art-viewing opportunities this month. Works ranging from monumentally romantic 19th Century Rodin […]

Big Easy Grammys

Now that America’s music industry is once again paying attention to New Orleans music, the question is when will New Orleans pay attention? At the 32nd annual Grammy Awards, New […]

Beausoleil: Cajun Hot

At the writing of this article the announcement of the Grammy Awards was still a future event, meaning the fate of Beausoleil’s winning a Grammy in this year’s “Contemporary Folk” […]

Mardi Gras Music Royalty

Some perennially popular New Orleans recording artists are back in the national spotlight once again. The Meters, The Radiators, The Neville Brothers and Dr. John are currently enjoying successful recording […]