The ‘tit Rex parade made it’s tiny way through St. Roch last weekend, much to the delight of the participants and spectators. OffBeat photographer Kim Welsh was on hand to capture the “microkrewe” in all it’s satirical glory.
Trixie Minx and her fellow Fleur de Tease burlesque dancers got the final weekend of Mardi Gras off to a good start with the annual “Greasing of the Poles” ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street. This year’s competition was hosted by actor and New Orleans native Bryan Batt and featured chef John [...]
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus took to the streets on February 22, 2014. This ragtag group of science fiction nerds, geeks, gamers, and masters of Cosplay certainly had a blast. OffBeat photographer Kim Welsh was on hand to capture all the glorious madness. Set phasers to fun!
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City on February 25, 2014. Mayfield was joined by a host of city leaders, elected officials, and fellow musicians as he celebrated what will soon be a 14,000 square foot facility dedicated to preserving and [...]
Professor Longhair’s newly renovated house on Terpsichore Street was officially unveiled to the public this afternoon. Professor Longhair’s daughter Pat Byrd tearfully cut the gold ribbon across the front door as the Stooges Brass Band filled the air with her late father’s music. This “Fesstoration” was a joint effort between by Project Homecoming, the Tipitina’s [...]
Last Saturday (February 25), the Krewe du Vieux kicked of Mardi Gras 2014 in grand debaucherous fashion, ushering King John Barry and Royal Consort Dawn DeDeaux through the Bywater, Marigny and French Quarter under its “Where the Vile Things Are” banner. OffBeat photographer Kim Welsh was on hand for the seditious spectacle and snapped these [...]
Before there was Lady Gaga there was Peaches. And if you ask the pseudo-trans-sexual super performer herself about Lady Gaga, Peaches will tell you, like she told The Guardian last year, people should be asking Lady Gaga about Peaches. The 45-year-old Toronto born, Berlin dwelling artist has been shocking audiences with her hypersexual stage shows [...]
On Saturday, January 18, 2014, OffBeat held its annual Best of the Beat Awards show at Generations Hall. There, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews cleaned house, winning a record six Best of the Beat Awards including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (Say That to This) and Song of the Year (“Fire and Brimstone’”). [...]
Taylor 2, the traveling dance company founded by modern choreographer Paul Taylor, took over the Marigny Opera House for a series of performances and master classes this Thursday through Saturday (January 16-18). Friday’s show drew a good crowd, with six dancers exploring 1970s ideas of democracy, solidarity and socialism, illustrating how empathy for the lesser among us and [...]
On New Year’s Eve British funk crusaders the New Mastersounds took the stage at the Joy Theater and took in 2014 New Orleans style with show that showcased the Nigel Hall’s smoking keys and soulful vocals. OffBeat co-hosted the revéillon soireé at the freshly renovated Joy Theater, which also featured New Mastersounds front man Eddie [...]