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The Nobles: A Loss of Nobility

The longest running band in New Orleans is saying farewell, and it doesn’t involve a Neville, an Andrews or a Rad. After 53 years, the Nobles are calling it quits […]

Herbsaint Melodic Mixology Competition: Sing for Your Sipper

If you have a song in your heart and a drink up your sleeve, OffBeat and Herbsaint are looking for you. We’re sponsoring the first annual Melodic Mixology competition—the search […]

Louisiana’s Rooting Interests in the Grammys

When the Grammys are awarded on February 12, Lil Wayne will be among the most nominated artists, being up for five Grammys. New Orleans-born Oakland resident Ledisi was nominated in […]

Mardi Gras History on Parade

“We do not own it, society does.” Leon Cahill, head of the Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) at Tulane, is referring to its Carnival collection, which it finished digitizing in time […]

Punk Lived in New Orleans

UPDATED Local filmmaker Al Champagne is working on a documentary on the local punk scene during the ‘70s and ‘80s. “What I hope to accomplish with this is an awareness […]

The Bearded Oysters Coast to Coast

Seven years ago, the irreverent parade group The Bearded Oysters formed “as a social club for women who wanted to share in the New Orleans parading experience,” says founder Katrina […]

The 504 Rock Art Circus Comes to the Circus

On November 12, L. Steve Williams, Jr. will “bring a circus to the circus of Frenchmen.” Williams is a graphic artist and the curator of the 504 Rock Art Circus, […]