Tag Archives: Awards

Fourth Annual NOLA Underground Hip Hop Awards Honor Mr. Magic,
DJ Jimi, More

Hip-hop heads, music geeks, bounce fanatics and twerkers unite this Saturday, October 26 at the freshly re-opened Civic Theatre when the Fourth Annual NOLA Underground Hip Hop Awards take over the space. Part awards show, part concert, the NOLA UHHA has rapidly become one of the city’s key authorities on who matters in New Orleans [...]

Hometown Love For Carol Fran
On September 5

This season has been a bountiful one for Louisiana blues legend Carol Fran. Next month she’ll receive a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; but her hometown of Lafayette gets to celebrate her first.  On Thursday, September 5, there’s a concert in her honor at the Acadiana Center for the Arts [...]

OffBeat Wins Big At Press Club
of New Orleans Awards

It was a big night for OffBeat at the Press Club of New Orleans awards, held July 20 at the Theatre inside Harrah’s Casino and Resort downtown. OffBeat and its staff won six awards, including one of the night’s biggest, the Hal Ledet Award for Print Photography, which went to OffBeat photographer Golden G. Richard [...]

Live Album and Presidential Honors for Allen Toussaint

New Orleans’ master songwriter Allen Toussaint may well be hanging with President Obama as you read this. Toussaint is one of twelve recipients of the 2012 National Medal of the Arts, which will be awarded on Wednesday night (July 10). The Oscar, LA-born author Ernest Gaines (The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman) is also being [...]

OffBeat Scores 14 Press Club Award Nominations

In the OffBeat Club This year’s Excellence in Journalism Awards presented by the Press Club of New Orleans takes place on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Harrah’s Casino Theater and OffBeat will be up for several awards. During an announcement ceremony on June 18, OffBeat received a total of 14 nominations in a range [...]

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony: Praised Indians

The 14th-annual Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony will take place Sunday, July 29 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center. This year’s awards include: Crystal Feather: Big Chief Darryl Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas Queens’ Choice Award: Big Queen Pauline “Ree” Johnson Community Supporter Award: Luther Gray – [...]

Flaming Lips to Finish Record-Breaking O Awards Tour in New Orleans

The Flaming Lips have a long day ahead of them. In an eight-performance tour that will begin on June 27 in Memphis, the Flaming Lips will take on Jay-Z’s Guinness World Record for most performances given in a 24-hour period, a title Jay-Z earned in 2006 with his “The Hangar Tour”. If the band survives [...]

OffBeat’s John Swenson Wins Best Book in JazzTimes Critics Poll

JazzTimes magazine released the results of their 2011 Critics Poll yesterday, with OffBeat Consulting Editor John Swenson winning the Best Book award for New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans. The book focuses on the important roles musicians played in the city’s post-Katrina recovery. JazzTimes‘ Critics Poll is decided by the magazine’s [...]

Skrillex at Buku Music & Art Project March 18

Skrillex has the distinct honor of being one of the most despised and celebrated artists in dubstep, one of the most despised and celebrated genres of popular music today. Dubstep is a Frankenstein’s monster of techno’s various minimalist strains, sample-heavy hip-hop production and post-everything pop sheen. Skrillex, the subject of a thousand blogs’ screed, took [...]

C.J. Chenier on the Grammys: A Musical Jambalaya

C.J. Chenier congratulates the Rebirth Brass Band on their win February 12 at the 54th Grammys in Los Angeles, but he’s no fan of the new category, Best Regional Roots Music Album. Rebirth’s Rebirth of New Orleans CD beat his Can’t Sit Down zydeco disc in the Regional Roots category, which also included releases from [...]