Tag Archives: Mahalia Jackson Theater

Umoja: Experience The Spirit Of Togetherness This Weekend

New Orleans is buzzing with the spirit of togetherness this week as Africa Umoja lands at the Mahalia Jackson Theater on July 10 -13. With the explosion of the smash hit Broadway musical, FELA! over the past two years, it is no wonder that audiences the world over are thirsty for the energy, inspiration and [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: July 11 – 17

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of July 11 – July 17, 2013 featuring: Geno Delafose, the Brass-A-Holics, John Boutte, Helen Gillet, Alexis and the Samurai, Sasha Masakowski, and Robert Plant presents the Sensational Space Shifters. July 11July 12July 13July 14 July 15July [...]

Bizarre and Territorial

One of the more bizarre things about doing business in New Orleans—whether you’re with a non-profit or you’re in it for the dough (oh wait, non-profits are too)—is that local organizations tend to be highly territorial. I never could understand this mentality, unless you are totally at odds or competitive with an entity that’s involved [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: May 02 – 08, 2013

Hungry for live music..? Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of May 2 – May 8, 2013 featuring: Trombone Shorty, Gov’t Mule, Anders Osborne, Terence Blanchard, Papa Grows Funk, Johnny Sansone and Dumpstaphunk.   Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd a New Listing May 2May 3May 4May 5 [...]

OffBeat’s Concert Picks of the Week: March 28-April 3, 2013

Louisiana Music on Tour Full Concert Calendar   THURSDAY MARCH 28 Chickie Wah Wah: Creole String Beans (RB) 8p d.b.a.: Jon Cleary (FK) 7p, Strange Roux CD-release party (JV) 10p Mahalia Jackson Theater: Leonard Cohen (FO) 8p # Palm Court Jazz Café: Tim Laughlin and Crescent City Joymakers (TJ) 8p Rivershack Tavern: Christian Serpas and [...]

Plan A: Leonard Cohen at the Mahalia Jackson Theater

No artist has contributed more to the 20th century musical canon than Leonard Cohen, he of the inimitably grave, gravelly voice and heart-shattering lyrical passage. At the age of 78, the singer-songwriter, novelist and dapper gent remains a vibrant presence on record and on the road, touring in support of his latest disc, 2012’s Old [...]

Mayor Hosts Sandy Benefit Concert, Ticketmaster Carves Out Donations

Tonight, a five-star cast of New Orleans’ finest musicians will convene at a sold-out Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Hurricane Sandy NOLA Pay It Forward Benefit Concert. Proceeds from the show will aid non-profit-based relief and recovery efforts currently underway in areas affected by the late-October superstorm. Performers set to take the stage (and spotlighted [...]

Win Tickets to See Lisa Lampanelli in New Orleans

Foul-mouthed, femaile stand-up comedian Lisa Lampanelli is heading for the Mahalia Jackson Theater, and OffBeat’s got a pair of tickets to give away for her November 10 show. To enter into the drawing, simply fill out the form below before Monday, November 5. A fixture on Comedy Central’s clelbrity roasts, Lampanelli’s filthy quips and shocking [...]

Uncle Lionel Batiste’s Funeral Procession on Friday, July 20: Photos

The somber passing of revered char-actor and Treme Brass Band bass drummer Uncle Lionel Batiste on Sunday, July 8 affected New Orleans music fans the world over. Following a second-line-for-the-ages a week earlier, a funeral procession on Friday, July 20, marked Batiste’s final sendoff. Undaunted by an afternoon deluge, a spirited crowd of “Unc’s” nieces [...]

Uncle Lionel Jazz Funeral Procession: Route and Map

After more than a week of celebrating the life of “Uncle” Lionel Batiste, who passed away Sunday, July 8, the final send-off is taking place on Friday, with a funeral procession starting at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, following his funeral service there. Viewing for the beloved bass drummer begins at 9 a.m. Friday at the [...]