Is New Orleans ready for a music industry in the “Nashville” sense? Producer, A&R Director, musician and Loyola University Music Indsutry instructor Scott Billington gives his perspective.
For a number of years, actually since after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, the character of both the French Quarter Festival (FQF) and the New Orleans Jazz & […]
Get out the face paint, the masks, the lewd costumes, the ladders, the beer and alcoholic beverages with a side of red beans and rice and fried chicken: Mardi Gras […]
Happy Mardi Gras, St. Paddy’s Day, Super Sunday and all the other big New Orleans parties. We have a unique way of celebrating here, from parades and debutantes and meetings […]
One of the ways we use the Weekly Beat is to get our readers’ opinions on a variety of topics. Some months ago, our poll asked our readers—arguably a group […]
Once again, New Orleans is amking a push to improve and develop its music industry infrastructure.
This is another “year of the woman”—I mean, women. There are so many talented women in this world, it’s time that we females put our heads together to come up […]
New Orleans lives and dies by its culture. That’s why we have such a thriving hospitality industry. We’re not Nashville. We’re not Charleston, we’re not Dallas or Memphis. Certainly not Las […]
Whenever Jazz Fest announces its upcoming lineup, there are always people who dislike and like to dispute the choices made for booking and managing the Fest. The 2019 complete lineup […]
Publishing a print magazine in this day and time—a website, the Weekly Beat newsletter, social media, videos… well, it’s a lot of work for a small company. It is definitely […]