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Letters to the Editor, June 2019: Where are the women?

Where are the women? The late-night Jazz Fest landscape is a monolith of the masculine: choice gigs stacked with marquee-worthy names, all with one thing in common: they’re 80 to […]

Letters to the Editor & Corrections, May 2019

Rolling Stones gather no moss Tradition and loyalty be damned, Jazz Fest tried to sell its fan-base down the river for an ill-conceived celebration. Alas, it didn’t work out. With genuine […]

Letters To The Editor, OffBeat Magazine April 2019

“Why can’t we, as residents of this city, have just ONE event for us? Isn’t that what French Quarter Festival started out to be?” —Carol Jo Black, Algiers, Louisiana   […]

Letters to the Editor, OffBeat Magazine March 2019

“I need to tell you ‘natives’ just how important New Orleans is to the rest of the world. It gives us a modicum of hope that there is a place […]

Letters to the Editor, February 2019: Mardi Gras, GRAMMYs

Bloomington Mardi Gras I would like to give a gift subscription to my brother for Christmas. It is the only thing he wanted and needed. He has had a few […]

Letters to the Editor: GRAMMYs, Dave Bartholomew and more

“Remember Christopher Cross? He won the Album of the Year Grammy, instead of the other nominees: Glass Houses by Billy Joel, The Wall by Pink Floyd, Trilogy: Past Present Future […]

Letters to the Editor: GRAMMY ban, Caesar Vincent and more

The following letter is in response to Dan Willging’s feature article “Getting His Due” [October 2018] about the legacy of Caesar Vincent.—Ed. Caesar was my great-grandfather’s brother. He was known […]

Letters to the Editor: Coarse language, burlesque and more

Coarse Language Being an avid reader of your magazine, I couldn’t understand why the need to print the offensive language in the Soundcheck: Five Questions with M.A.Q. [October 2018]. Coarse […]

Letters to the Editor: Don Suhor, Irma Thomas, Frenchmen Street

Don Suhor I was excited to read Geraldine Wyckoff’s review of the Don Suhor discs in your last issue [August 2018]. I had the privilege of meeting and performing with […]

Letters to the Editor: living wages for musicians and more

Making a living I just spent a week in New Orleans at the New Orleans Trad Jazz Camp (I play sax and clarinet), run by Banu Gibson and Leslie Cooper. […]