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YouTube du Jour: Theresa Andersson

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP8xqJN3w9Y[/youtube] Theresa Andersson is about to start recording her follow-up to Hummingbird, Go! To say goodbye to the album, she has released a new video for “Birds Fly Away.” She’ll […]

YouTube du Jour: Christmas Lighting Tradition at Roosevelt Hotel

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ55PL4S_xw[/youtube] The Roosevelt Hotel, which had its grand reopening this October, rekindled its tradition of elaborate Christmas lighting last week, an annual holiday celebration dating back to the 1940s. OffBeat’s […]

Best of the Beat Voting is Now Open

Voting for OffBeat’s Best of the Beat is now open here. Cast your vote and buy a ticket starting Saturday for our awards night at the House of Blues Friday, […]

New Orleans in the News

Stanton Moore previews Galactic’s new album, Ya-Ka-May, to Reuters.  The Dallas Morning News reported on the opening of the new theater at the National World War II Museum.WXVT in Greenville, […]

Clarinet Player Ralph Johnson Passes Away

Preservation Hall sent out the word earlier today that clarinet player Ralph Johnson – who had played with Jerry Butler, the Impressions, Dr. John, Wallace Davenport, Johnny Adams, Chuck Carbo – […]

YouTube du Jour: Kermit, Irvin and Drew

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsWvV5fE4Fw[/youtube]The Saints clinched a playoff berth Sunday. Here’s a clip from Fox from the last time the Saints made the playoffs.

YouTube du Jour: Dee-1 and Shamarr Allen

With the Saints looking to go 12-0 when they play the Washington Redskins on the road Sunday, we thought it time to highlight “Bring ’em to the Dome,” another Saints […]

Whither Tremé?

Every morning we travel up Esplanade Avenue on our way to work, and every morning we typically stop at the light at the corner of North Rampart. There’s an historical […]

Toussaint, NOJO and Blanchard Nominated for Grammys

Wednesday night, the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards were announced in Los Angeles, and while the big story of the night for much of the music world was Beyoncé […]

YouTube du Jour: Man-Made Disaster

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28jPUWDX_bA[/youtube]In this month’s Backtalk, Harry Shearer talks about the media’s poor post-Katrina coverage, and on its unwillingness to focus on the ill-made and maintained levees as the cause of flooding. […]