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My Music with Shawn Williams

“Some folks say they like my music because they can tell I don’t really have a filter. That could stem from me not being able to sit there and write […]

My Music: Andre Lovett

“I grew up singing all my life—kind of classical stuff. My dad was in the Air Force, so we moved around a lot. I was in the Nebraska Children’s Choir, I […]

United Bakery Records: Offering Up A Dozen

If you were lucky enough to catch a concert or art show at the United Bakery Art Gallery, you know what a special hub it’s been for local artists and […]

My Music: Tim Robertson

“Some people know me only from the Dirty Mouth days. Some people might know me from the concert music, some from Bourbon Street, some might not know me at all. […]

Musicians’ Tattoos: Ink Tells the Tale

Musicians tell their stories through sound, but also on their skin.  OffBeat invited six Louisiana musicians to talk about their tattoos, why they got them and how their meanings and […]

My Music: Dave Boswell, trumpeter and vocalist

“My goal is that it’s always a quest for more knowledge. I actually started playing the oboe when I was in fourth grade, which I continued all the way through […]

Sam Price: True Believers

Since his teenage years, Sam Price has been insatiably curious about all kinds of music. He’s spent his career avidly following the muses wherever they happen to take him, and […]

Just Judy: Judy Hill, I Wanna Tell You About Ooh Poo Pah Doo

Taking its name from Jessie Hill’s 1960 hit, the Ooh Poo Pah Doo is a new bar with an old soul. Opened in 2013 by the late R&B icon’s daughter, […]

Fest Focus: King James

KING JAMES & THE SPECIAL MEN SATURDAY, APRIL 30—LAGNIAPPE STAGE, 5:35 P.M.   Jimmy Horn was playing upright bass in a “kinda stern” experimental jazz group 15 or so years […]

Fest Focus: Big Chief Victor Harris

FI YI YI & THE MANDINGO WARRIORS THURSDAY, APRIL 28—JAZZ & HERITAGE STAGE, 5 P.M. Same as every year for the past half-century, Big Chief Victor Harris’ Mardi Gras Indian […]