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Top 10 Biggest Selling Albums of Jazz Fest 2015

Louisiana Music Factory 1. Eric Lindell: The Sun and the Sea (Sparco) 2. Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers: #imsoneworleans (Basin Street) 3. Royal Southern Brotherhood: Don’t Look Back: The […]

Shuckin’ and Jivin’ at the Oyster Festival

On May 30 and 31, at the height of oyster season, comes the annual Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Riverfront Park. This free two-day event features music, eating contests, shucking contests […]

It’s All Greek to Me

The 42nd annual New Orleans Greek Festival is set to take place over Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24, bringing three days of Greek food, music and entertainment to the scenic […]

WHIV: A New Kind of Radio Station

One of the first songs played on New Orleans’ new station, 102.3 WHIV, was Vince Vance’s “I Am New Orleans.” Self-described as ‘progressive, liberal, unapologetic talk radio,’ WHIV just launched, […]

All I Want for Christmas

OffBeat approached a variety of local musicians and asked them: If you had to choose just one album—by any artist of any genre from any time period—to give as a Christmas […]

Fest Focus: Charles Brown

The blues of Charles Brown is urbane and stylish and sad, and jazzy in its intelligence. It seduces and enchants. It is a saxophone. In a nightclub. Two hours before […]