Jan Ramsey Recognized by Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame

The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame will hold its Memorial, Induction and Awards Ceremony August 7, and OffBeat will be part of it. The annual event will take place […]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “Tuba to Cuba” (Sub Pop)

It’s been quite a few years since the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, under the leadership of tuba man/bassist Ben Jaffe, shook off the notion that it still played the same […]

Writer, Mardi Gras Indian Documentarian Royce Osborn Has Died

Writer and producer Royce Osborn has passed away after a career spent documenting the world around him, particularly his hometown of New Orleans. Osborn spent his formative years in the […]

Roselyn Lionhart to be Honored by Mardi Gras Indians

Roselyn Lionhart, one half of the renowned French Quarter husband-and-wife busking team David & Roselyn, is being honored this Saturday, March 14, by the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame […]

The Baby Dolls are an Iconic Mardi Gras Tradition

Lifelong New Orleanian Millie Charles, best-known as the founding dean of SUNO’s school of social work, was born in 1924. She and her friends use to wait with great anticipation […]

Queens Rule! Mardi Gras Indian Exhibit Opens at McKenna Museum

Queens Rule!, an exhibit of images of Mardi Gras Indian Queens from 25 Indian organizations opens Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the McKenna Museum of African American […]

Indians in the Hall

Sunday, August 12, Congo Square will be the site for the Ninth Annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Induction and Awards ceremony from 3 to 4 p.m. The Mardi […]

Mardi Gras Music

Ah yes, it’s that time of year again in the ol’ Big Easy…a town where as soon as the Christmas decorations come down, the Mardi Gras decorations go up. A […]

A to Z: All you need to know is in our Jazz Fest Guide

by OffBeat staff and contributors including Robert Fontenot and Brett Milano.     Stage Codes AARP Rhythmpourium (AARP) Acura Stage (ACU) Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage (AM) Blues Tent (BLU) […]

OffBeat Radio 22: Tales Of The Cocktail, George Lewis, Professor Longhair & More

On the July 15, 2018 episode of OffBeat Radio, host Stacey Leigh Bridewell covers OffBeat Magazine and OffBeat.com’s coverage of this weekend’s Tales of the Cocktail plus news about Houma […]