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A common-sense approach to weed in New Orleans

Councilwoman Susan Guidry has guts. She introduced an ordinance in 2010 that allowed NOPD to issue summons for possession of marijuana, instead of a big fine and jail time. Since […]

Why Music Hasn’t Prevailed in New Orleans

I’ve been writing about the reasons why music isn’t respected in New Orleans for probably 30 years, and why it hasn’t prevailed in our economy. I’ve been ranting about it, […]

Spur of the moment ideas

Last week, I was honored to receive a proclamation from the New Orleans City Council recognizing OffBeat for supporting local music for the past 25 years. It was quite an honor, […]