Once again, New Orleans is talking about reinstating the onerous Amusement TaxL: killing the goose that laid the golden egg.
Women in music in New Orleans are few and far between.
Music business education is key to the success or and establishment of a thriving music industry in New Orleans.
As of Thursday, we’ll be embarking on a journey into the second 50 years of the Jazz Fest’s centennial year…God willing. It started as a foray by the city into […]
With the chaos caused by the cancellation of the Stones (Mick’s heart) and then Fleetwood Mac (Stevie’s flu), the Jazz Fest rounded up Widespread Panic, a great band, but one […]
How will the Jazz Fest (booked by Festival Productions New Orleans—FPI) replace the Rolling Stones, now that they’ve cancelled their performance due to Mick Jagger’s heart condition? Huge question. I […]
Is New Orleans ready for a music industry in the “Nashville” sense? Producer, A&R Director, musician and Loyola University Music Indsutry instructor Scott Billington gives his perspective.
For a number of years, actually since after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, the character of both the French Quarter Festival (FQF) and the New Orleans Jazz & […]
Get out the face paint, the masks, the lewd costumes, the ladders, the beer and alcoholic beverages with a side of red beans and rice and fried chicken: Mardi Gras […]
One of the ways we use the Weekly Beat is to get our readers’ opinions on a variety of topics. Some months ago, our poll asked our readers—arguably a group […]