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How Ironic

When the last mayoral race took place, OffBeat Magazine, the Loyola Music Business Studies program and MusicSwingsVotes.org and several concerned members of the music community, including Reid Wick of the […]

Armstrong Park, Sculpture Garden Open Again

“You will see the restored statue of Louis Armstrong, toe and all,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today at a ribbon cutting ceremony to reopen Armstrong Park. The damaging of the […]

Music and Food: Passions That Sell

I can’t remember who said this to me, but I always thought it was ironic. A friend came to my house and noticed that I have a huge cookbook collection, […]

Radiators Rule Second Weekend of Fest

I truly enjoyed my first Jazz Fest weekend. The highlights were, of course, the weather being so wonderful throughout. My favorite day was Saturday, though. When I got to the Fest, […]

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 […]

Let’s Talk (and Talk and Talk) about Noise

At last night’s New Orleans Neighborhood Policing Anti-Crime Council meeting in the French Quarter’s Maison Dupuy, approximately 50 people gathered to talk about the noise ordinance and music curfew. Eighth […]

Say Something

During the Nagin Administration, the mayor’s voice was noticeably absent from discussions of almost any issue that affected the music and second line culture in New Orleans. Now that noise […]

Quit Complaining and Do Something!

Last Sunday afternoon, I sat in a discussion on WWOZ regarding what we need to do regarding the problem  we’re currently having with the NOPD cracking down on local street […]

Those Warm and Fuzzy Feelings

I cannot believe the weather this week—in between Jazz Fest 2010 weekends. It has been so lovely—just more of those picture-perfect days in New Orleans. Am hoping and praying this […]

If We Knew What We Were Doing …

Friday, Lt.-Governor (for now) Mitch Landrieu held a cultural economy roundtable on the grounds at Jazz Fest, with Irma Thomas, Terrance Simien, Dr. Michael White and OffBeat‘s Jan Ramsey among […]