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Loueke at UNO Today

  Today at 1:30, jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke will give a workshop in UNO’s Performing Arts Center, Room 103. If I could get away, I’d be there. Here’s the hype: […]

Secretary of the Arts?

  Quincy Jones has been actively pressing President Obama to create a Secretary of the Arts Cabinet post. NARAS president Neil Portnow echoed those thoughts and Variety‘s  Phil Gallo suggested […]

Whose Jazz?

  Belyin’s response to yesterday’s post gave me reason to go back and scrutinize the Jazz Fest’s jazz offerings more closely. Snug Harbor aside, it’s hard to look at that […]

We Twitter Now

  OffBeat now Twitters. Visit us here to follow our updates.

BeauSoleil Reviewed

  Nate Chinen reviews BeauSoleil’s new album, Alligator Purse, from Sunday’s New York Times. Good line: He and his partners have such a clear identity by now — Mr. Doucet […]

A Missing Link

  For those like me who were a little surprised that no one thought to match funk and Mardi Gras Indian music before  The Wild Magnolias, Dan Phillips at Home […]

Al Copeland

The world is a sadly more tasteful place since restauranteur (using the term in its most generous sense) Al Copeland died Sunday of cancer. I’ll have to develop a new […]