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True Believer It feels good to be recognized and acknowledged by OffBeat, [True Believers by Laura DeFazio, November 2016] especially as I begin such an important musical journey. This new […]

Party of the Year: The Best of the Beat Nominees

OffBeat’s annual Best of the Beat Awards started 22 years ago, in 1995. Better Than Ezra was the big winner and took home Artist of the Year, Album of the […]

Five Questions with Steve Rivera

Steve Rivera is the Executive Director of Project Lazarus, a New Orleans–based organization which cares for people living with HIV and AIDS that has been operating for more than three […]

10th Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival Moves to October

No longer held in November, the 10th Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival will take place on October 23. The festival is free and open to the public and pets are […]

Raw Deals

Slurp your way through happy hour with these dozen dozens for $12 or less, on most days of the week. Blind Pelican (Lower Garden District) 1628 St. Charles Ave.; (504) […]

Obituary: Pete Fountain (1930–2016)

New Orleans clarinetist Pete Fountain passed away from heart failure on August 6, 2016. He was 86. Peter Dewey LaFontaine, Jr., was born in New Orleans on July 3, 1930. […]

Obituary: Jo “Cool” Davis (1953–2016)

Gospel singer, performer and Central City’s pride and joy Jo “Cool” Davis passed away at his home after coming back from the hospital on Friday, August 5, 2016. He was […]

Five Questions with Rick Delaup

Rick Delaup fell in love with New Orleans’ mid-century burlesque culture, when clubs flourished on Bourbon Street and top-notch production was the industry standard. Wanting to restore classic burlesque for […]

Obituary: Michael Sklar (1945–2016)

Guitarist Michael Sklar passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Born in New York City, Michael was playing guitar by age five. As a young teenager, hanging out in […]

Jazz Fest Redux 2016 (Continued)

➼ Original Jazz Fest Redux 2016   by Rory Callais (RC); Sam D’Arcangelo (SD); Laura DeFazio (LD); Frank Etheridge (FE); Brett Milano (BM); Jennifer Odell (JO); Clea Simon (CS); John […]