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Why Are Frenchmen Street Musicians Undervalued?

Frenchmen Street musicians are undervalued. Some are only paid by tips, or a percentage of the bar ring. How has Frenchmen become less of a music street and more of a party street?

Bullying Is As Bullying Does

Bullying is defined by Wikipedia as “is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite […]

Follow Your NOLA,
New Orleans Visitors Targeted

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) presented the plan for its annual campaign yesterday to members of the hospitality industry. Its theme is “Follow Your NOLA” and it targets […]

Dead Papers?

When OffBeat came about, the music business was very different. There were musicians, recording studios, labels, distribution companies, and retail record stores. By the time OffBeat was first published, CDs […]

Times-Picayune Plans to Cut Staff and Publication Days

I had thoughts on the twilight of American Idol based on Ann Powers’ excellent analysis, but the news about changes at The Times-Picayune jumps in front. According to Gambit, The […]

David Simon Meets the (Un)Real New Orleans

The snarky, suspicious, angry New Orleans has finally shown itself to David Simon. After the producers of Treme wrote a letter in support of preservation of houses slated for demolition, […]