Tag Archives: Columns Hotel

Chris Champagne and Phil Melancon host Nagin Going-Away Party

Comedian Chris Champagne and entertainer Philip Melancon host “Ray Nagin: The Going-Away Party” on Sunday, May 26 at the Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave.   It’s billed as a “long-deserved laugh at the legacy of Mayor C. Ray Nagin’s administration.” High time to poke fun at the high (and low) jinks and cronyism of [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: April 11-17, 2013

Hungry for live music..? Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of April 11 – 17, 2013 featuring: Alex McMurray, Leroy Jones, Dave Jordan, Rex Gregory, Evan Christopher, the Treme Brass Band and Son Volt.   THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Covington Trailhead: Bonerama (FK) 5p Maple Leaf: the Trio [...]

OffBeat’s Concert Picks of the Week: January 31-February 6

Louisiana Music on Tour Full Concert Calendar THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 d.b.a.: Jon Cleary (PI) 7p, New Orleans Bingo! Show (VR) 10p Davenport Lounge (Ritz-Carlton): Jeremy Davenport (JV) 5:30p Maple Leaf: the Trio feat. Johnny Vidacovich and guests (FK) 10:30p Rock ‘n’ Bowl: Geno Delafose (ZY) 8:30p           FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 Blue [...]

New Orleans Live Music Tonight: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hungry for live music… Look no further. Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top shows for tonight, Tuesday, December 4, 2012: Ben Labat & the Happy Devil, Gregory Agid, and John Rankin and Todd Duke. Who: Ben Labat & the Happy Devil Where: Chickie Wah Wah (map) When: 6:30 p.m. Why: Raceland, Louisiana native Labat [...]

Hotel Bars: The Classic Formula

It is said that Governor Huey P. Long had a personal stake in the construction of Airline Highway because it would cut 40 miles out of his trip from Baton Rouge to the Sazerac Bar in the Roosevelt Hotel. One of the Kingfish’s favorite haunts in his heyday, he once flew a Sazerac bartender to [...]

YouTube du Jour: David Doucet

On Monday nights, BeauSoleil guitarist David Doucet performs a casual show at the Columns. Here’s a video from 2002 during which he plays “Midland Two-Step” and explains its tuning.

A Synopsis of the Jazz Joints You Need to Haunt During the Fest

I started getting a bit overwhelmed just contemplating all the choices on the musical menu surrounding the Jazz Fest, beyond the gluttonous feast offered at the Fair Grounds. Because of the nature of this column, I was only looking at jazz around the city, not even taking into consideration such acts as bluesman Charles Brown [...]

NewsBeat June 1990

Even though we thought this would be a lazy month—things usually slow way down after Jazz Fest in New Orleans—there are quite a few things going on in the music scene in New Orleans. Yes, this is the month to shake those hips (rhythmically, we hope) to the beat of reggae and World Beat music. [...]