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Save Armstrong Park

Armstrong Park is still not where it could be. It contains the birthplace of New Orleans music: Congo Square, arguably the most sacred music-related site in this city. Armstrong Park—once […]

Long Live WWOZ

After OffBeat published a letter by a recently-departed WWOZ staff member, the powers-that-be who own and oversee the station—the board of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation—finally took a […]

Yeah, you right.

All of sudden, and all at once, some massive changes are taking place in New Orleans’ music scene. Why this confluence of changes are happening now is a mystery, but here’s […]

WWOZ, Where Does It End?

OffBeat’s short post on the departure of Dwayne Breashears (long-time WWOZ Programming Director) as of April 1 created a storm of controversy in the media. The New Orleans Advocate picked […]

WWOZ Continues to Expand

WWOZ is one of the city’s more outstanding cultural success stories, and is one of the better-financed non-profits, which has allowed it to continue to expand its operations. Radio station […]

Music Bubble

I’ll bet that if you read OffBeat and this blog that you tend to live in what I call “the music bubble.” We are the people who love local music, […]

WWOZ Expands with HD Station April 1, WWOZ-2

WWOZ, New Orleans best radio station–according to its multiple wins at OffBeat‘s Best of The Beat Awards–is expanding its presence by adding an HD radio station, to be called WWOZ-2. […]

That Time, Again

Oh my, it’s Jazz Fest time again. Our annual Jazz Fest Bible is now on the street; we hope you enjoy it, and will continue to support what we do […]

When You Assume …

David Simon sometimes seems a little defensive to me when writing or talking about how people consume television, but then I read some things people say about Treme and I […]

Behind Treme’s Hard Season Opener

[Spoiler alert] As we learned late in season one of Treme, obsessing over the raw factuality of the show is dangerous. The clues were there as to what Creighton Bernette’s […]