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My Music: Natasha “Nattie” Sanchez

My dad, [George Sanchez], is a writer, actor and director, and my mom was an actress, so I was always around theater, was on stage by kindergarten and did theater […]

ARTFUL DUET: Emilie Rhys, Noel Rockmore exhibit at Jazz Museum

Despite not growing up with her portrait-painter father, Emilie Rhys is a third-generation artist. Following in famous New Orleans artist Noel Rockmore’s footsteps, Rhys specializes in depicting New Orleans musicians. […]

JEN: the Premier National Jazz Event in New Orleans

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) is a “global community that inspires collective improvisation in music, action and word. Their annual gathering [last held in New Orleans four years ago, and […]

What we do in the shadows: Bar Marilou is for everyone

Nestled into the ribs of the newest Atelier Ace hotel, Maison de la Luz, is Bar Marilou, one of New Orleans’s first aperitif bars. It is a place flush with […]

Chinese Bandits: An early musical tribute to LSU football champs

As a tip of the hat to the success of the current LSU football squad, OffBeat takes pleasure in recalling a killer New Orleans R&B tribute to the Fightin’ Tigers […]

Debbie Davis’ show keeps her from getting cynical about Christmas

Christmas can be a time for kicking up and celebrating, for gathering friends together, for taking solace after a tough year, or even for tearing up a little. Debbie Davis […]

My Music: Drummer Jarrel Allen

“I was born in New Orleans, grew up in the 9th Ward, some in the Lower 9th Ward in my early life but after Katrina and the flood I grew […]

Harold Battiste and Cher: I Got You Babe

When Cher brings her Here We Go Again Tour to New Orleans on December 13, she’ll be in the hometown of the musician who helped make her 55 years of […]

The Beverage Roots of Swamp Pop: Who Knew?

All around the world, Swamp Pop now refers to the style of rock ‘n’ roll which is strictly indigenous to Southwest Louisiana. The music rose to popularity in the late […]

Five Questions with Roots of Music’s Executive Director Morgan Stewart

On November 22, one of New Orleans’ premier music-education organizations will host a fundraiser with performances from some of the city’s most in-demand musicians. The Roots of Music Executive Director […]