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Best of the Beat I wanted to take a moment to thank you [Jan Ramsey, OffBeat] for all the hard work you do for the music community year after year. […]

October 2016 Letters to OffBeat

Too Many Festivals? The following letters are in response to Jan Ramsey’s blog post, “Spread Too Thin?” questioning if we have enough population capacity to make every single festival successful. […]

May 2016 Letters to OffBeat Magazine

CAPTURING INDIANS This letter is in response to Noé Cugny’s web post “LEH to host ‘Culture of Capture’” discussing fair usage rights for images and concerns with the changes of […]

May 2016 Letters to OffBeat Magazine

WWOZ These letters are in response to both Sam D’Arcangelo’s web post “WWOZ: A Way Forward?” and Jan Ramsey’s blog post “WWOZ, Where Does It End?” reporting on the resignation […]

April 2016 Letters to OffBeat Magazine

MARDI GRAS ATTENDANCE These letters are in response to Jan Ramsey’s blog post “Mardi Gras on the skids?” wherein she observed that the parade routes weren’t nearly as crowded with […]

March 2016 Letters to OffBeat Magazine

BUSINESS AWARDS I attended the OffBeat Business Awards last night at the Orpheum Theater. Thank you for putting on such a great event that recognizes such valuable people and companies […]

January 2016 Letters to OffBeat Magazine

NOT JUST ANOTHER CITY Loved reading “Same As It Ever Was” in the October issue [Mojo Mouth]. I do read newspapers and other papers so I now have read about […]

December 2015 Letters to OffBeat Magazine

“DIDN’T HAVE IT” My very first week with Gate back in 1977, he took me to this shack of a shotgun house in the bowels of the 9th Ward in […]

November 2015 Letters to OffBeat Magazine

UNFAIR FIGHT The following is in response to Jan Ramsey’s blog post, “New Orleans Means Music,” on OffBeat.com, wherein she talks about the noise ordinance and recommends that venues keep […]

October 2015 Letters to OffBeat Magazine

LENNY MCDANIEL I wanted to thank you [Joseph Irrera] for the kind and thoughtful obit you wrote on the passing of my friend Lenny McDaniel [August 2015]. Lenny was an […]