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Whilst in London

I didn’t advertise it—I have learned my lesson from hearing about people who were burglarized when they announced their travel plans on Facebook—but last week at this time I was […]

A Month to Remember: New Orleans Shines in January

This past January was an eventful month of music in which New Orleans witnessed more highlights than most of the world’s top cultural cities experience in a year. Memorable shows […]

A Happy-ish Ending

Earlier in the week, both Jan Ramsey and I commented on the bust at the Blue Nile that took place during Cree McCree’s Costume Bazaar Sunday. McCree wrote us with […]

Putting On Events Should Be Easy…

A big brouhaha popped up last weekend at the Blue Nile on Frenchmen Street, when reps from the city’s revenue department shut down the NOLA Designer Costume Market, organized for […]

Do We Want to Need More Tourists?

It’s really discouraging to hear that the police busted OffBeat contributor Cree McCree and her Mardi Gras flea market Saturday at the Blue Nile. According to the Blue Nile’s Jesse […]

Another One Bites the Dust?

I haven’t figured out why the club across the street from my office–currently called “La Maison de la Musique,” formerly “Ray’s Room,” hasn’t been able to make it on Frenchmen […]