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Oral Histories in Music

We’re sorry, but this article is currently unavailable online. We are going to gradually add more and more to the online archives. For now, you can purchase the back issue […]

Welcome to Jazz Festers, LMNOP, “FotoFest” at the CAC & OffBeat Music Krewe Rolls

This magazine requires a lot of hard work but it’s still the most gratifying job I’ve ever had. It allows me to work with New Orleans music and musicians, whom […]

No More New Orleans Jazz Fest? Musicians Get Free Healthcare. LMNOP=SXSW Squared? Bunny Breaks Out. Zydeco Cruisin’

What would your musical life be without the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival? You may soon find out — for the first time, the Jazz and Heritage Foundation board, […]

Herman Leonard

A legend in his time – that’s the word for Herman Leonard. Leonard, the photographer whose portrait of Jon Cleary adorns this month’s OffBeat cover, has been immortalizing music greats […]

Information is Power

Ever wonder why things take so long to happen in New Orleans? Here’s a little story for you: Back in 1987, I had a job with a local marketing consulting […]

Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

For many, “compromise” is the dirtiest word in art. It suggests artists sell out, catering to buyers’ whims, sullying themselves and their “self-expression” for filthy lucre. We like to believe […]