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Best of The Beat Is
A Beautiful Thing

Last Wednesday evening, we presented the annual OffBeat Music & Cultural Arts Foundation’s Best of The Beat Lifetime Achievement Awards and Music Business Awards at the Orpheum Theater. This is […]

Bourbon Street Needs Fixing

Groups including the Bourbon Street Business League, which represents Bourbon Street businesses, the French Quarter Advocates (containing primarily residents) and others are weighing in on a city plan to make […]

Chewbacchus vs. Tradition

Yesterday’s Jarvis DeBerry’s column recaps last week’s brouhaha over whether or not the Krewe of Chewbacchus should call a parade a tribute to Carrie Fisher a “second line.” I myself once gently […]

New Kid on The Radio: WHIV-FM 102.3

When I first heard it, the name kind of threw me off: a musician was in the OffBeat office recently and told me he had a show on a local […]

Every Year Royal Street Performers Annoy Retailers. Compromise?

It seems to happen every year. Businesses on Royal Street complain about the noise from street musicians and performers. This is the time of year when retailers on Royal can […]


New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and with that celebration come beaucoup parties. We have lots of them in our neighborhood. We live midway between St. Charles Avenue […]

No Need For Sacred Debutantes, Send Me A Meme

Once again, the debutantes are upon us. It’s “the season.” You’d think that more locals would be able to come up with some hilarious New Orleans memes. Well. I wish someone would […]

A Very Violent New Orleans

Last weekend, Thanksgiving, was unfortunately a very violent holiday for New Orleans. Of course, an incident on Bourbon Street (where one man was killed and nine others wounded) dominated all […]

Giving thanks

It’s time to wish all our readers and our community a heartfelt thanks for supporting New Orleans and Louisiana music and culture. Of course, you enjoy and love our art, […]

How Bad Can The Future Be For Musicians?

How bad could the future be for our local musicians with the new president and his policies? Since last Tuesday’s election, many have been stunned by the results that selected […]