Tag Archives: Elsa Hahne

The Gravy: OffBeat’s Elsa Hahne Nominated for First Annual New Orleans Library Society Award

The New Orleans Public Library Foundation‘s philanthropy arm, the Library Society, has created a new program to honor and encourage great contributions to literature about New Orleans. The winner of the first annual Library Society Awards will be announced at a private event at the Juneau Penthouse Suite at the Ritz-Carlton this Thursday evening, December [...]

OffBeat’s Elsa Hahne’s The Gravy Nominated for New Orleans Library Society Award

The Gravy: In the Kitchen with New Orleans Musicians by OffBeat Art Director and Food Editor Elsa Hahne, based on her five-year running column in OffBeat documenting Louisiana musicians who cook (including Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Charmaine Neville, Mystikal, Monk Boudreaux, John Boutté, as well as the late Antoinette K-Doe and the late [...]

Photos: Voodoo Music Experience 2013, Pearl Jam, The Cure, More…

Last weekend (November 1 – 3), the Voodoo Music Experience held its 15th ritual in City Park and first on the park’s year-old festival grounds. Highlights from the fest included performances from: Pearl Jam, the Cure, Kid Rock, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dr. John, Allen Stone, Andrew Duhon, A Silent Film, the Breton Sound, CC [...]

Photos: Gwar, Iron Reagan and Whitechapel at House of Blues

Tuesday night (October 29) shock-rock warriors Gwar descended upon the the House of Blues on a bill that also included metal acts Iron Reagan, Whitechapel and fellow costume-clad slayers a Band of Orcs. OffBeat photographer Elsa Hahne caught the concert, managed to come away with her camera still intact and captured these wickedly awesome photos… [...]

Photo Recap: Diana Ross Sells Out Saenger Theatre,
Satisfies With All The Classics

Last Wednesday night (October 30), the Muse of Motown, Ms. Diana Ross performed nearly as many costume changes as she did songs for a satisfied, sold-out Saenger Theatre, more than maintaining her diva status card. At 69 years young, Ross’ still-lithe figure glided across the stage in brightly sequined evening gowns with grace and ease, [...]

Louisiana “Books” A Festival

Now celebrating its tenth year, the Louisiana Festival of the Book is this Saturday, November 2 in downtown Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol Building, the Capitol Paro Museum and nearby locations. The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m The festival includes presentations from Louisiana as well [...]

Photos: Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival 2013

Last weekend (October 18-20) was all about tasty food and music in the CBD as the eighth annual Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival took place in Lafayette Square. Aside from the spare ribs, highlights included smoking sets from Jonny Lang, James Cotton, Shemekia Copeland, Mighty Sam McClain, Mel Waiters, the Lee Boys, Sonny Landreth, [...]

OffBeat’s Big Night at 2013 New Orleans Press Club Awards

It was a big night for OffBeat at the Press Club of New Orleans awards, held July 20 at the Harrah’s Theater. OffBeat and its staff received 15 awards, including five first-place awards, and one of the night’s biggest, the Hal Ledet Award for Print Photography, which went to photographer Golden G. Richard, III. In [...]

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 [...]

Photos: Essence Festival 2013 – Night Three featuring Janelle Monae, TGT, Mia Borders

The third night of Essence Festival 2013 was reportedly sold out, thanks to headliner Beyonce‘s highly anticipated (and what turned out to be explosive) performance. However, Sunday night – the last and final night of the fest – also saw new favorite vocalist and Cover Girl Superlounge curator, Janelle Monae take the Main Stage, as [...]