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Soundcheck: Five Questions with photographer Leon Morris

In your book Homage you say that New Orleans is a city that either breaks the rules or invents rules that can be broken. How does your book demonstrate that? […]

Bayou Boogaloo 2015

A decade ago, Mid-City was in desperate need of a helping hand. Ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and already in need of help before the storm hit, the neighborhood, like many […]

2014 Best of the Beat Award Winners

We celebrated our 20th anniversary of the Best of the Beat Awards on January 22 at Generations Hall with a big party honoring Louisiana musicians. In attendance was an overwhelming […]

OffBeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards 2014

  In early December, OffBeat solicited nominations from musicians and others in the music community. We gave these results to our writers and editors and, with input from both, determined […]

Top 50 Louisiana Album Releases of 2014

  OffBeat writers and editors have assembled here for your reading, listening and scoffing pleasure a list of what we consider the best 50 albums released in 2014 by Louisiana artists. […]

Louisiana Artists up for 2015 Grammy Awards

The 2015 Grammy Nominations were announced, and a mix of Louisiana musicians made the cut. From Ledisi to Hunter Hayes to Bobby Rush and Luke James, this year’s crop of […]

The OffBeat Guide to Halloween 2014

HALLOWEEN 2014 EVENTS OCTOBER 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-26, 29-31 The House of Shock haunted house is open throughout October and features live bands. HouseOfShock.com   OCTOBER 4 Zephyr Field hosts […]

Beauty and Diversity: Celebrating Jazz Fest 2014

Celebrating Jazz Fest 2014 made all the better with delightful weather. By Frank Etheridge, Jon Garelick, David Kunian, Stephen Maloney, Brett Milano, Clea Simon, John Swenson, Dan Willging and Geraldine […]

Top Selling Albums During Jazz Fest 2014

LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY 1. Rebirth Brass Band: Move Your Body (Basin Street) 2. Eric Lindell and Co.: Indian Summer (Ind.) 3. Glen David Andrews: Redemption (Louisiana Red Hot Records) 4. […]

Get Ready for the French Market’s 28th Annual Creole Tomato Festival

The two-day, two-stage French Market 28th Annual Creole Tomato Festival is held in the French Market, between Dumaine Street and Barracks Street on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8. […]