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Happy Safe New Year!

New Orleans has experienced one of the more violent months in years. Of course, everyone in the hospitality industry hates when this fact is covered on local media, much less […]

Letters to the Editor

True Believer It feels good to be recognized and acknowledged by OffBeat, [True Believers by Laura DeFazio, November 2016] especially as I begin such an important musical journey. This new […]

Dining Out: Station 6

The seafood joints of Bucktown and its across-the-canal neighbor West End are their own genre. Their hallmark is the overflowing platter of fried or boiled seafood complemented by cold beer […]

Paul Sanchez hits the Spot at Napoleon House

What are you getting? I’ve been on the road a lot this year, so I wanted to come someplace really New Orleans. I’ve been coming here since the 1970s, since […]

In the Spirit: Jacob Cureton at Annunciation

“I just met George [Porter, Jr.] at Dos Jefes. I was sitting there with one of my good friends and he was all drunk and it was his birthday and he […]

Marcus Roberts: New Orleans’ Adopted Son

“If you’re in any band and something goes wrong, you should assume that it’s your fault and try to fix it,” virtuosic pianist, composer and educator Marcus Roberts advises his […]

Author Alyn Shipton talks about working with Danny Barker

“The house was like a cardboard box full of paper,” Alyn Shipton says of his initial impression on stepping into the Sere Street home of Danny and Blue Lu Barker. […]

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

We’ve polled our writers and editorial staff and have gathered 50 of our most recommended albums of the year. We didn’t include reissues and only included releases reviewed by us […]

Herb Hardesty, 1925-2016

Herb Hardesty, one of the architects of the Fats Domino sound and a cornerstone of Domino’s fabulous band for nearly six decades, died December 3 at his Las Vegas home. […]

10 Songs We Need to Hear in 2017

Some of the songs on this month’s playlist are good ones we may have overlooked when released last year; others are ones that recent events just seem to call for. […]