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Educate Yourself Before You Vote

Please carefully consider the qualifications and direct experience of all the candidates before you vote this Saturday. This issue of OffBeat’s Weekly Beat has links to pertinent questions asked to […]

Mayor, Mayor, Mayor.
What To Do?

I was on the panel for the Mayoral Forum at the Carver Theater on Monday earlier this week. As I’ve written, this is the third such forum that I’ve helped […]

Get Busy, Get Educated

If you’re not educated about who’s the best mayoral candidate for New Orleans music community, here’s your chance. With all the problems we have in New Orleans—crime, educational issues, corruption, […]

Houston

God help the poor people of Houston (and Port Arthur, Beaumont, Lake Charles, and more at this writing. All I could do was think about them yesterday on the anniversary […]

Vision Quest

A couple of weeks ago Mojo Mouth described a small conference, organized by the ELLA Project. This forum brought in music-involved people from all over the US and Canada to […]

Fake News

How many restaurants are there in New Orleans now? New restaurants bloomed five years out from Katrina, as did the overall population, but all at once it seems that restaurants […]

Buh-Bye General Lee?

The City of New Orleans finally has the go-ahead via court order to remove the monuments to the Confederacy at Lee Circle, the P.G.T. Beauregard statue at the roundabout in […]

Taxing Liquor during Mardi Gras

What do we do during Mardi Gras? We costume. We party. We drink. We visit with our friends. We listen to music. We drink. We parade. We catch beads and […]

New Orleans, The Party Town, Closing Early?

New Orleans is a late-night town, always has been. When other cities get their night life going at nine or 10 p.m., New Orleans sometimes doesn’t start to really percolate […]

No Need For Sacred Debutantes, Send Me A Meme

Once again, the debutantes are upon us. It’s “the season.” You’d think that more locals would be able to come up with some hilarious New Orleans memes. Well. I wish someone would […]