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Photos: Louisiana Music Factory Frenchmen Street Grand Opening

Our friends at the Louisiana Music Factory celebrated the official grand opening of their new home on Frenchmen Street on March 8, 2014. The new store, at 421 Frenchmen Street […]

Photos: ‘tit Rex Parades in a Tiny Way

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 […]

Photos: The Greasing of the Poles at the Royal Sonesta Hotel

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 […]

Photos: The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus

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. […]

Photos: New Orleans Jazz Market Groundbreaking Ceremony

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 […]

Photos: Fesstoration Ribbon Cutting

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 […]

Photos: Krewe du Vieux 2014

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 […]

Photos: Peaches Live in Concert at One Eyed Jacks

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 […]

Photos: 2013 Best of the Beat Awards Show and Concert

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 […]

Photos: Taylor 2 at the Marigny Opera House

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 […]