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Guest Editorial: Why Musicians Don’t Get Paid—A New Orleans Musician’s View

This letter is in response to Jan Ramsey’s Mojo Mouth blog posted last week. Dear Jan: I’m writing today about your online op-ed about musicians’ pay. This is a subject […]

Why Are Frenchmen Street Musicians Undervalued?

Frenchmen Street musicians are undervalued. Some are only paid by tips, or a percentage of the bar ring. How has Frenchmen become less of a music street and more of a party street?

Kathy Griffin, A Matter of Comedy

If you’re into online news at all, you’ll be aware of the huge gaffe committed by comedian Kathy Griffin when she posted a 12-second video of herself holding a mock-up […]

Red Hot Harris

I started getting involved in the music industry in the early 1980s. The transition from a fan/freak to someone who tried to understand the vagaries of the music “business” versus […]

New Orleans Monuments Should Honor Music and Culture

New Orleans hit the national news as a result of the Mayor and City Council’s decision to take down four monuments: three statues of Confederate heroes, and one dedicated to a […]

Marijuana Keeps Us Young

An old friend sent me an interesting article about the effects of marijuana. She’s been aware for some time that I’m a proponent of its legalization. Turns out that some […]

Free Speech Run Amok

If you don’t know about the current and impending removal of Confederate-related monuments in New Orleans, including Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Jefferson Davis and the Liberty monument (already removed […]

A Side Dish Rather Than The Entree

We asked our Weekly Beat readers about which bands they must see at the 2017 Jazz Fest , and of all the answers we received, less than half were interested […]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

There’s a real groundswell of change in the city of New Orleans. If, as a Jazz Fest lover, you’ve been here before, you can remember what the Fest was like […]

Zuckerberg’s Box

Shockingly, last week a deranged man posted a cold-blooded murder that he committed on Facebook. Millions saw the post. Facebook waited 23 minutes before they took the post down. Of […]