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Forever Young: Irma Thomas’ Satchmo SummerFest debut

There comes a time in every Irma Thomas show when she calls for the audience to shout out requests. For some fans that becomes a chance to make sure all […]

Power Players: Nayo Jones Raises Standards in Jazz

Nayo Jones is a vocalist who frequently performs with Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, and appears on their 2015 album I’m So New Orleans. She performed at the 2018 […]

Power Players: Sabine McCalla Speaks From The Heart

Sabine McCalla can handle her own. After years of providing backup vocals to bands around town, she’s finally ready to push her own voice to the front of the stage. […]

Power Players: Delish Da Goddess Opens Doors

The leader of New Orleans’ DIY hip-hop movement lives half an hour outside city limits. Gabriel Major (a.k.a. Delish Da Goddess) resides in the sleepy town of Violet, an unlikely […]

Power Players: Billie Davies plays her own music

Freedom and expression. These are the things that matter most to Billie Davies, who has used the drums as a means to express herself freely for more than 40 years […]

Shaken & Stirred: Neal Bodenheimer serves up a new Tales of the Cocktail

With Tales of the Cocktail coming up July 17–22, OffBeat checks in with Neal Bodenheimer, proprietor of both Cane & Table in the French Quarter and Cure on Freret Street […]

Grape Expectations: Local wine stores pick their favorite grapes and wines

French wines are famously all about the terroir, that magical mixutre of soil, sun and slopes—and the occasional eau du pied, from traditional grape trampling by weathered human feet. On […]

Diving In: Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge sets the bar

Nestled on an unassuming block in East Carrollton, Snake and Jake’s Christmas Club Lounge is a dive bar which has managed to withstand the impact of storms, gentrification and craft […]

Street Parade: Runnin’ Pardners guitarist Brint Anderson has a new menu

On the final day of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Brint Anderson played his final show with George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners. Well, maybe not […]

A Second Chance at a First-Class Life: Mike Zito aspires to even greater things.

Mike Zito is making the most of his second chance at a first-class life. In May, the Memphis-based Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Awards named Zito best blues-rock artist. It’s his […]