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Derrick Tabb, founder of the Roots of Music program and Rebirth Brass Band snare drummer, was honored at the third-annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” at the Kodak Theatre in […]

John Prine

John Prine is one of those master singer-songwriters whose biggest hits were for other people—“Angel of Montgomery” for Bonnie Raitt and “You Never Call Me By My Name” for David […]

Christmas Concerts

In this month’s cover story, we highlight just a handful of the Christmas concerts that take place in New Orleans in December. There are more than we can list here, […]

A Brand New “Who Dat”

[Updated 12/1] This year’s Saints have prompted a number of artists to record their own Saints song, so Carlo Nuccio – who wrote and recorded the original “Who Dat” more […]

YouTube du Jour: Bob Dylan

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVs6X9yIM_k[/youtube]OffBeat starts the holiday season the right way. The only thing more perplexing than Bob Dylan’s Christmas album – Christmas in the Heart – is his video for “Must Be […]

YouTube du Jour: Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maEtdNIouv0[/youtube] Footage of the Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra practicing on Tuesday in preparation for their two-night stay that started yesterday and continues tonight at the Hi Ho Lounge. The Orchestra, […]

Michael Ray Found

According to manager Cat Tallon, new material by Michael Ray and the Cosmic Krewe has been found and is being readied for release. Ray lost his home to post-Katrina flooding, […]

Best of OffBeat Group Pool Photos – November 2009, Round 3

The third round of November’s best of the OffBeat Group Pool on Flickr is here, and we gotta say, the quality of the photos you guys are contributing is just […]

YouTube du Jour: Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOeSLS-t1N8[/youtube] As you’d expect, there’s a great lineup of Thanksgiving shows happening in the next few days here in New Orleans, and kicking it off tonight is Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, […]

New Orleans Girl Sings For Obama

It’s official: The Nobel Committee has invited New Orleans’ own Tricia “Teedy” Boutté to perform for the Nobel Winners’ Dinner on December 10 and the opening of the Nobel Peace […]