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Five Questions with MidCitizen Entertainment Co-founder Reid Martin

Simple Play Presents’ artist-management team of Reid Martin, Tavia Osbey and Max Bonanno has announced the launch of a new firm, MidCitizen Entertainment. With a roster including Big Freedia, Tank […]

Celebrating 30 Years: “I Love Alex McMurray, Everybody’s Favorite Songwriter —Back from Tokyo”

OffBeat Magazine is celebrating 30 years and reached that milestone with our November 2017 issue. To mark the anniversary, over the next 12 months OffBeat will re-publish excerpts from features […]

Five Questions with Danny Clinch, Music Photographer and Documentary Filmmaker

What is your connection to New Orleans music? Several years before Katrina, my wife and I were invited down to Jazz Fest. We had the time of our lives, as […]

We Need More

As I work and write this, I’m listening to Bonerama pump out an in-store at the Louisiana Music Factory downstairs. How lucky are we OffBeaters that we get to listen […]

Letters to the Editor

Dancing Man 504 Your response [Letters to the Editor, April 2018] ignores an important but seemingly obvious distinction between Mardi Gras Indian culture and the more general New Orleans parade […]

Jazz Fest A to Z

Get a Jump On It All you need to know is in our Jazz Fest Guide. > View our Full Online Guide   OffBeat’s Jazz Fest “A to Z” contains […]

Loretta Harrison of Loretta’s Authentic Pralines Brings Back Rice Calas at Jazz Fest

Calas Tout Chaud!   When Loretta Harrison started Loretta’s Authentic Pralines 41 years ago, she did so on solid footing in the New Orleans tradition. “I started this company with […]

Steve Miller talks back

STEVE MILLER BAND: SUNDAY, MAY 6—GENTILLY STAGE, 5:20 P.M.   You might think you know Steve Miller from the hits—“Fly Like an Eagle,” “Abracadabra,” “The Joker,” “Take the Money and […]

Dining Out: Frey Smoked Meat Co.

For the better part of his still-young career, Chef Ray Gruezke was known for his deft work in fine dining, from his stints at Commander’s Palace and Le Foret to […]

Fest Focus: Jon Roniger and the Good for Nothin’ Band

FRIDAY, APRIL 27—LAGNIAPPE STAGE, 11:30 A.M.   Persistence looks to finally pay off for Jon Roniger this Jazz Fest. The New Orleans native makes his debut at the Fair Grounds […]