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Requisite Records

Please Shop Early: Tips From the Record Tent Frankly, that’s our hottest tip for finding the best records, tapes and CDs at the Festival Record Tent. Because many of our […]

Slim’s Picks: Insider’s Guide to Music

Almost Slim is an authority on New Orleans R&B, Louisiana zydeco and blues. A legend for his vast, opinionated wealth of knowledge, we asked him to make some recommendations for […]

Classic Graphics: Jazz Fest Poster

The Jazz Fest poster, a visual institution begun in 1975 as a means of celebrating the event itself, has taken on a life of its own and become one of […]

People Watch: Music Entrepeneur Michael Murphy

Some people call Michael Murphy the best thing to hook up music and business in New Orleans. He’s probably the lowest-key mover and shaker in the music scene in the […]

Quint Davis: Quint Essential, Part One

Read Part Two of this interview with Quint Davis New Orleans music is hot—we all know it and the Grammy Awards proved it. And the Jazz Fest is the major […]

Revisionary Images

Visitors attending the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enjoy a varied mix of local and regional as well as national performers. Throw in the kind of cuisine that abounds […]

Cajun Cruisin’: OffBeat’s Second Annual Insider’s Guide to Acadiana, Part One

Music, cultural experiences and good times are incessant affairs on the bayou. But the serious tourist who wants the real authentic stuff or the best Acadiana offers won’t discover it […]

Ear to the Ground: New and Up-and-Coming

Since the Grammy people gave a truckload o’ awards to New Orleans artists, the national music folks may decide to come down south and see what we have to offer. […]

Festival Season: Rites of Spring

Spring is the season for festivals in Louisiana, and March and April kick off with several festivals worth catching: the Louisiana Black Heritage Festival (March 10-11); the Amite Oyster Day […]

Rodin, Nudes and Beasts at NOMA

Three special exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park provide an exciting array of art-viewing opportunities this month. Works ranging from monumentally romantic 19th Century Rodin […]