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‘NCIS’ Star CCH Pounder Highlights Black Masculinity Through Art

Award-winning actress CCH Pounder talks about art works from her collection, currently featured in the exhibit ICONS: Ideals of Black Masculinity,  in display at Xavier University of Louisiana. The exhibit opened […]

Video: PJ Morton Talks Christmas Music, Family Tradition

  “I went all the way there with the string orchestra and the horns on top of the bounce beat. I don’t think anyone’s gone that far, to have an […]

Meet FREEWATER, the creative directors of today’s New Orleans

Frankie Watts and Dominick “Mardi” Byrd are the driving forces behind FREEWATER, a multi-faceted platform offering services in photography, filmography, music and—as expressed on their website—”whatever else we feel like […]

People Museum Takes Nature To The Future

People Museum is as unconventionally New Orleans as it gets. Vocalist Claire Givens and trombonist Jeremy Phipps both grew up in Louisiana and teamed up in 2015 to form this […]

Tank and the Bangas abduct us with new single, “Spaceships”

“We’re aliens.” Today (September 28), Tank and the Bangas released “Spaceships,” the latest single purported to be on their forthcoming major-label debut. Our Best of the Beat award-winning favorites previously […]

[Watch] Trevarri Huff-Boone Seeks Unity

“Versatility. I think that’s a key component to just being a musician in general. Being able to channel all these different areas of music.” – Trevarri Huff-Boone     Trevarri […]

Malik Ninety Five continues to create, despite being caught in the chaos

Malik Ninety Five is an embodiment of the dynamism underfoot in the city’s scene. The producer and rapper is part of the Freewater cooperative, a group of young creatives fostering a platform […]

[Watch] Venice Film Festival To Highlight Gentrification In New Orleans

In light of the tumultuous political climate and police brutality against African-Americans, “What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?” is a much-needed film that ventures to tell the […]

Stephen Maitland-Lewis and Ricky Riccardi discuss Louis Armstrong

Stephen Maitland-Lewis started a pen-pal relationship with Louis Armstrong in the 1950s. Ricky Riccardi curates the Armstrong House Museum in New York. The two Satchmo fanatics open up in this […]

GIVERS Reflect On Tour, Roots and New EP

[WATCH] Taylor Guarisco and Tif Lamson of Louisiana Pop Phenomenon GIVERS stopped by the OffBeat offices to chat about their tour in support of upcoming EP “Movin’ On.”     […]