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A Lot To Be Thankful For

It’s such a cliché, but when one perceives what’s going on at this moment in time, all I can say is that I am so thankful to have my family […]

Another One Bites The Dust

Ole Man River’s, a seminal club (and probably the only club of major importance in Avondale!) will be soon be demolished. “It’s been in bad repair for a long time,” […]

Allen Toussaint

I was just waking up early yesterday when I heard the news: Allen Toussaint had died. I was shocked. Dumbfounded. Numb. I suppose that’s what always happens when a friend […]

Missing My Red Beans and Rice

Today I had red beans and rice for lunch. They tasted so, so good. I know that’s not a typical Wednesday lunch, but I needed dem beans, and here’s why. […]


Undeniably, New Orleans is changing. It’s becoming more modern, and in some ways, a lot less charming than it used to be. Why? “Progress.” One of the things that always […]

Frenchmen Street Just Got Safer

Frenchmen Street, as most OffBeat readers know, developed organically as a music district. Over the past 15 years or so, Frenchmen has become the destination for locals and visitors looking to […]

Loyola University and the Business of Music

Imagine that in a city like New Orleans—a music city, a city where musicians abound and music is made 24 hours a day—access to learning about the business of music […]

Aging to Perfection

Okay, I’m going to tell you something about myself: I’m not exactly what they used to call a “spring chicken.” Far from it. In fact, today (October 1) is a […]

New Orleans Means Music

Here we go again. Over the past few years New Orleans businesses who feature music have fought against neighborhood associations and aggressive plaintiff attorneys over the noise ordinance. This isn’t new; […]

WWOZ Continues to Expand

WWOZ is one of the city’s more outstanding cultural success stories, and is one of the better-financed non-profits, which has allowed it to continue to expand its operations. Radio station […]