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Big Freedia To Serve As Dancing Grounds Showdown Judge

Dancing Grounds’ Showdown is a dance competition which serves as a dual fundraiser and talent show. This year, dancers representing a vast collection of styles will leave everything they’ve got […]

OffBeat Radio, Episode 21: Events and News Roundup

On the July 8, 2018 episode of OffBeat Radio, host Stacey Leigh Bridwell discusses the death of Henry Butler, Guts Club’s new album, Power Player: Nayo Jones, Elvis Costello fighting […]

Annual French Market Bastille Day Bartender & Waiters Race Returns

This weekend, New Orleans will celebrate Bastille Day citywide in acknowledgement of the French national holiday. From invite-only events with dignitaries to family-friendly public fêtes, July 14’s Bastille Day takes […]

Bon Bon Vivant & More To Appear At NOMA’s Bastille Day Fête

From the Fleur-de-lis to Creole cooking and New Orleans’ motto, “Laissez les bon temps roules,” French influence in New Orleans is present on every street (quite literally). Since New Orleans […]

Essence Festival – Curated Shows Abounded

Trending at Essence Music Festival this year was the abundance of curated performances featuring multiple artists under one “banner.” It’s not surprising that Friday night’s show, under direction of The […]

Louisiana Favorites To Perform At Houma Summer Fest

New Orleans is not the only city in Louisiana that knows how to have fun. Just one hour outside of the 504, Houma is planning for Summer Fest. The concert […]

Court 13 Productions Announces Set Design Residency For Students & Artists

Court 13 Productions will select two artists and four students to utilize its headquarters in New Orleans. The New Orleans nonprofit behind the award-winning film for Beasts of the Southern Wild, […]

Essence Fest Weekend Inspires Electric Slide Flash Mob (Video)

One of our favorite things about ESSENCE Fest weekend is the way it electrifies the city. Beyond the incredible performances from megawatt and rising stars, the indispensable value of panel […]

Elvis Costello Removes “Cancerous Malignancy”; Announces New Record

Grammy-winning Elvis Costello, one of the world’s most illustrious musicians working today, took to his personal website today to make a personal announcement regarding his health. Due to a surgery […]

OffBeat Radio, Episode 20: Goings On About Town This Week

On the July 1, 2018 episode of our weekly radio show on WHIV-FM 102.3, host Stacey Leigh Bridewell delves into the events, concerts and news in and about New Orleans. […]