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Another Adios

I hate telling my friends goodbye, but it’s part of life: another one of my generation’s music icons has passed away: Art Neville. I’m sure there will be more; it’s […]

It’s Not Over Yet. It Will Never Be Over.

It’s been a very rough month in the cultural community of New Orleans: writer Ronnie Virgets; restaurateur/activist Leah Chase; musicians Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack and Spencer Bohren; and artist Jamie […]

Music on their minds?: A Note from Publisher Jan Ramsey

The big spring festivals have come and gone and we’re gearing up for the summer doldrums. That’s the way it is in New Orleans and has been for as long […]

Mojo Mouth, May 2019: Nothing Stays The Same

One of my all-time favorite songs is “Everything Must Change,” written by the late vocalist Benard Ighner, that’s been covered so beautifully by singers like Davell Crawford, George Benson, Nina […]

Mojo Mouth: Jazz Fest Hits 50

I was a teenager living in another state when the first New Orleans Jazz Fest & Heritage Festival was born. Both my parents were born here, but my daddy picked up […]

MOJO MOUTH, April 2019: Honorarily Deserved

French Quarter Festival takes over the city’s oldest neighborhood in mid-April every year, and thank goodness it does. With 23 stages of all-local music of all kinds, FQF is a […]


Happy Mardi Gras, St. Paddy’s Day, Super Sunday and all the other big New Orleans parties. We have a unique way of celebrating here, from parades and debutantes and meetings […]

Mojo Mouth, February 2019: Pushy Broads

This is another “year of the woman”—I mean, women. There are so many talented women in this world, it’s time that we females put our heads together to come up […]

Best of the Beat Is a Labor of Love

Publishing a print magazine in this day and time—a website, the Weekly Beat newsletter, social media, videos… well, it’s a lot of work for a small company. It is definitely […]

Hope for Support: protecting culture producers of New Orleans

I’m writing this pre-Thanksgiving and thinking about the upcoming holiday season. Thanksgiving and Christmas kind of run together for me, and are always a time for me to count my […]