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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 […]

A Guide to Holiday Events in the New Orleans Area

During the month of December, Christmas New Orleans Style events take place across the city, including Reveillon dinners, concerts, visits from Santa, levee bonfires, caroling and more. More information here. St. […]

December 2016 Letters to the Editor

Be Different. He Is. The following letters are in response to Sam D’Arcangelo’s news post about Bob Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. The fact Dylan is now […]

Joan Marie Johnson, 1944-2016

Dixie Cups founding member Joan Marie Johnson passed away in New Orleans on October 5, 2016 of congestive heart failure. She was 72. The Dixie Cups were formed at a […]

November 2016 Letters to Offbeat

Radiators Collection I’ve been spending the past couple of months wading through many boxes of Camile’s [Boudin] and my memorabilia. I’m now in the last sorting stage, editing down our […]

September 2016 Letters to OffBeat

Follow Your NOLA The following letter is in response to Sam D’Arcangelo’s web post, “’Follow Your NOLA’ Takes Over a New York City Subway Station,” talking about the New Orleans […]

Ascona Jazz Festival

Held June-July in Ascona, Switzerland each year, the Ascona Jazz Festival aims to capture the music and culture of New Orleans through jazz, blues and funky vibes. Find more photos […]

August 2016 Letters to OffBeat

Tbone Seeing y’all play [Treme Funk: Corey Henry’s Universe, July 2016] in Missoula, Montana, was such a treat. I’ve picked up the Tbone after 50 years and am working on […]

Old Soul: Jonté Mayon’s pillars of sound

Of all the things to slice through New Orleans summer heat, the sweet sound of Jonté Mayon in vocal flight spilling out onto Decatur Street from B.B. King’s Blues Club […]

July 2016 Letters to OffBeat

Minos the Saint I loved your feature about one of my favorite Baton Rouge bands, Minos the Saint [May 2016]. John Wirt’s reporting of the band’s creative process was fascinating […]