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Jazz Fest Redux 2018: the best (and occasionally worst) moments

“Where are you going with that smile on your face?” “I’m going to the international circus of Jazz Fest, where I will hear all the possible permutations of the spirit of […]

Jazz Fest A to Z

Get a Jump On It All you need to know is in our Jazz Fest Guide. > View our Full Online Guide   OffBeat’s Jazz Fest “A to Z” contains […]

Loretta Harrison of Loretta’s Authentic Pralines Brings Back Rice Calas at Jazz Fest

Calas Tout Chaud!   When Loretta Harrison started Loretta’s Authentic Pralines 41 years ago, she did so on solid footing in the New Orleans tradition. “I started this company with […]

A Tale of Two Kings: The best-selling records during Jazz Fest

Louisiana Music Factory Trombone Shorty: Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note) Jon Cleary: Live at Chickie Wah Wah (FHQ Records) Preservation Hall Jazz Band: So It Is (Sony Legacy) Anders Osborne: […]

Yum City: Mapping New Orleans neighborhoods one cheap meal at a time

Carrollton/Riverbend Lebanon’s Café 1500 South Carrollton Avenue; Mon-Thur 11a-9:45p, Fri-Sat 11a-10p, Sun 12-9:30p; (504) 862-6200, lebanonscafe.com Hummus with Lamb $13.99 There are nights I wake up with hummus on my […]

Photo Op: Christopher Briscoe captures Salvador Giardina’s instrument workshop

My feet were blistered and aching after two weeks of nonstop walking through the French Quarter. It was the last day of my stay in New Orleans. Salvador Giardina was […]

Letters to the Editor

Billie Davies Billie Davies and her team of jazztronauts lace together a bittersweet story of adventure on the boulevard of broken dreams that is as much dripping in nostalgia as […]

Celebrating Louisiana Music: Best of the Beat in Photos

The Best of the Beat Awards enjoyed great support this year from many local sponsors and media partners: Generations Hall, the Orpheum Theater, WHIV, WWL-TV, WWNO, White Oak Productions, Positive […]

Letters to the Editor

Crescent City Connection I have been an OffBeat subscriber for many, many years. I used to live in New Orleans and in Slidell in the mid-’70s and early ’80s. Worked […]

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

We’ve polled our writers and editorial staff and have gathered 50 of our most recommended albums of the year. We didn’t include reissues and only included releases reviewed by us […]