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NewsBeat November 1989

New Orleans is the cultural capitol of the Deep South, and November proves that the Crescent City’s commitment to the arts is still flourishing, despite hard economic times. The resurgence […]

Swamp Fest: Acadian Do at the Audubon Zoo

For the last four years the Audubon Zoo has started off its fall season with its Louisiana Swamp Festival. Billed as “the ultimate Cajun experience,” it is a celebration of […]

Chamber Music: Harmonic Interlude in the High Rise District

The Windsor Court Hotel is known for its personal qualities as well as a consistent level of excellence. Everything about it seems to stand in contrast to the impersonal and […]

NewsBeat October 1989

With the weather cooling down a bit, the music, entertainment and arts scene in New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana is heating up. On a grass roots level, this […]

NewsBeat September 1989

In case you might not have noticed, South Louisiana music is becoming almost as popular as Cajun cuisine…at least in the world of advertising. In fact, just about any time […]

Obscure Wonders

Most visitors to New Orleans are quickly made aware of the standard sights and tourist fare. Beyond Bourbon Street there is the French Quarter, the Garden District, the streetcar, the […]

NewsBeat August 1989

The summer season, now steaming into oblivion, seems to be shaping up as a time of evolution and emergence for New Orleans music and musicians. Crescent City and Louisiana sounds […]

Quintessential Louisiana Cool

In certain places and times there have been those among us who have been so proficient in expressing their unique inner fires that even while pushing everything to the edge […]

Jazz Fest: Time to Get Out the Sunblock

Here it is—the complete schedule of what’s happening at the 20th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the greatest music, food and crafts event in the country. Almost 3,000 musicians, […]

Spotlight: March Features More Than Its Share of Music and a Streetcar Named Desire

Spring in New Orleans heralds anticipation of several annual events: the Jazz Fest, Spring Fiesta and the Crescent City Classic. But a newly created music contest for up-and-coming local musicians […]