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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 […]

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 Swenson (JS); John Wirt (JW); Geraldine Wyckoff […]

Ease On Down: It’s Bayou Boogaloo Time

The Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo was launched after Hurricane Katrina. Like many others neighborhoods facing an uncertain future, Festival Director Jared Zeller thought the solution was to create a music festival […]

A to Z: All You Need to Know Is in Our Jazz Fest Guide

How do you choose from the variety of cultures, rhythms and sounds available at Jazz Fest? Our guide should help and ensure for a great experience. Happy Jazz Fest! Remember […]

Celebrate Louisiana’s Loves: The nominees for Best of the Beat

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 the […]

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 […]