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We Need a Music Museum in New Orleans

I heard that the five developers who responded to a request for proposal for the use of the World Trade Center building at the head of Canal Street (adjacent to […]

Curmudgeonly Thoughts on Krewe Gras

Mardi Gras is over, thank goodness. Here are a few curmudgeonly comments. It’s fun to view the parades, appreciate the beauty of the costumes, laugh at the drunks, catch beads […]

Mardi Gras and so much more.

On my way back from a meeting in the French Quarter this afternoon: It’s a really lovely crisp winter day in New Orleans; the weather is simply gorgeous, and the […]

The Greatest Free Show

Mardi Gras has often been called the “Greatest Free Show on Earth,” and I don’t think anyone could possibly argue with that. A New Orleanian’s greatest pleasures is people- watching […]

The Sound of Silence

What would New Orleans be like without music? A New Orleans with only silence instead of street performers, live music clubs, marching bands, jazz funerals, Mardi Gras Indians and restaurants. […]

Mardi Gras for Newbies

One of the most fun things about New Orleans is introducing newbies and visitors to all the quirky cultural things we do here, like… Mardi Gras, the most “New Orleans-y” […]

Music Passes On

I knew that Bo Dollis had been sick for a long time, and he’d had ups and downs in his health—which has been precarious for some time—but this time it […]

Recognition from OffBeat and YOU

One of the reasons OffBeat was created was to create a way for musicians to feel good about themselves. Now, as a whole, musicians who work hard at their art […]

Giving Music Support Some Love

If you read OffBeat or the Weekly Beat or OffBeat.com or check our social media sites, you know what we’re about. We focus a lot on music: live music and […]

Happy New Year

This is my last blog in 2014, and we wish you all the best so that you and yours will  hopefully have a wonderful 2015. The city of New Orleans is changing rapidly. […]