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Startup New Orleans

The local media is touting the fact that New Orleans is a hotbed of activity for startup businesses. Entities like the Idea Village really kicked this movement into high gear, […]

Curmudgeonly Thoughts on Krewe Gras

Mardi Gras is over, thank goodness. Here are a few curmudgeonly comments. It’s fun to view the parades, appreciate the beauty of the costumes, laugh at the drunks, catch beads […]

Mardi Gras and so much more.

On my way back from a meeting in the French Quarter this afternoon: It’s a really lovely crisp winter day in New Orleans; the weather is simply gorgeous, and the […]

The Greatest Free Show

Mardi Gras has often been called the “Greatest Free Show on Earth,” and I don’t think anyone could possibly argue with that. A New Orleanian’s greatest pleasures is people- watching […]

The Sound of Silence

What would New Orleans be like without music? A New Orleans with only silence instead of street performers, live music clubs, marching bands, jazz funerals, Mardi Gras Indians and restaurants. […]

Music Passes On

I knew that Bo Dollis had been sick for a long time, and he’d had ups and downs in his health—which has been precarious for some time—but this time it […]

Recognition from OffBeat and YOU

One of the reasons OffBeat was created was to create a way for musicians to feel good about themselves. Now, as a whole, musicians who work hard at their art […]

Giving Music Support Some Love

If you read OffBeat or the Weekly Beat or OffBeat.com or check our social media sites, you know what we’re about. We focus a lot on music: live music and […]

Happy New Year

This is my last blog in 2014, and we wish you all the best so that you and yours will  hopefully have a wonderful 2015. The city of New Orleans is changing rapidly. […]

Christmas Thank You

It’s a couple of days before Christmas and I’d like to take this quiet time to thank all of our loyal readers and supportive advertisers and sponsors for continuing to […]