Tag Archives: Weekly Beat

OffBeat’s Big Night at 2013 New Orleans Press Club Awards

It was a big night for OffBeat at the Press Club of New Orleans awards, held July 20 at the Harrah’s Theater. OffBeat and its staff received 15 awards, including five first-place awards, and one of the night’s biggest, the Hal Ledet Award for Print Photography, which went to photographer Golden G. Richard, III. In [...]

OffBeat Has Record Night at Press Club Awards

At the Press Club of New Orleans’ 54th Excellence in Journalism Awards gala on Saturday, July 21 OffBeat took home several honors (13 in all), far surpassing its previous bests. After all was said and done the tally included five first-place awards, six second-place awards, and two third-place awards. In a sweep of the Still [...]

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 had taken the place of the old fashioned LP (which I grew up with, along with 45s). Over the years, of course, the entire music [...]

Strike Gold with Tipitina’s at OffBeat’s French Quarter Festival Booth

This Jazz Fest, Tipitina’s will introduce “The Golden Ticket”, which gets the holder and a guest entry to all the club’s shows for the weekend (and not into Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, as you might think). OffBeat will give away a Golden Ticket for each Jazz Fest weekend to two people who sign up for [...]

A Better Link for St. Bernard

In this week’s Weekly Beat in the “Foodstuff” section, we wrote: Iray Nabatoff and The St Bernard Community Center is one of five finalists for the AARP Foundation’s 2011 Hunger Hero. Nabatoff founded the community center, which distributes over 450 food boxes daily in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. Please, click here to support Nabatoff. You [...]

Press Club Awards

OffBeat’s Art Director, Elsa Hahne, won the Press Club of New Orleans’ award for Best Cover for last September’s issue featuring rockin’ chef Susan Spicer. Another winner was contributing editor John Swenson for Best Critical Review of Anders Osborne’s American Patchwork. OffBeat’s Weekly Beat won Best Email Update for the third year in a row.

OffBeat, Hahne and Swenson Take Home New Orleans Press Club Awards

At Saturday night’s New Orleans Press Club Awards, OffBeat Art Editor Elsa Hahne won the award for Best Cover for last September’s issue featuring a rockin’ Susan Spicer. At a party at the Harrah’s Casino Theater, Contributing Editor John Swenson won for Best Critical Review for his review of Anders Osborne’s American Patchwork, and Editor [...]

July 2011 Letters

ADVERTISING MUSIC This is in response to Jan Ramsey’s blog post “Pick Your?”.—Ed. Right on about increasing Louisiana tourism by advertising our music! We play many festivals, performing arts centers, concert series, etc. At every show, we pause at one point and ask the audience, “Who here is from Louisiana?” Then we ask, “Who has [...]

Alex Rawls Shares Weekend Picks on Fox 8: January 7-9

On Thursday morning at 7:45 a.m., editor Alex Rawls made his first of what are to be weekly appearances on Fox 8 to present OffBeat‘s music, art and entertainment picks for the weekend. Here’s Thursday’s segment, which mentions Randy Newman and Girl Talk concerts, and the ongoing Prospect 1.5 art gallery showings. Look for Alex [...]

Weekly Beat Comes Alive

OffBeat‘s Weekly Beat email newsletter/entertainment guide finds its way to subscribers’ inboxes on Thursday mornings (subscribe here). Now, a version of the Weekly Beat will also take place live when editor Alex Rawls appears on the Fox 8 Morning News on Thursday mornings with Rob Masson and Jennifer Hale. Thursday, he’ll appear around 7:45 a.m.