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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 […]

NewsBeat March 1990

Well, as we’ve been saying for a long, long time, the New Orleans music scene is heating up again, to a fervor (we hope) that may match that of the […]

Mardi Arts

Although people think of Mardi Gras as an especially colorful form of entertainment, it is also an art form—actually several art forms. First, there is the art of creating a […]

Carnival Cuisine

Yes, there is such a thing as Mardi Gras cuisine. Well…sort of. One certified, almost sanctified, Carnival comestible is the King Cake, which is undeniably ubiquitous—200,000 of them this season. […]

NewsBeat February 1990

“Throw me somethin’, mistah!” That’s the cry heard ’round the world from New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and in this issue of OffBeat, we hope to fill you in on […]

NewsBeat January 1990

Well, what else can we say? The party season’s officially “on” in New Orleans. We have so many events this month that the city’s in a frenzy trying to prepare […]

NewsBeat December 1989

”Make a Joyful Noise!” …a paean to the gospel music that permeates New Orleans’ neighborhoods during the holiday season, and all during the year, for that matter. New Orleans loves […]

NewsBeat November 1989

New Orleans is the cultural capitol of the Deep South, and November proves that the Crescent City’s commitment to the arts is still flourishing, despite hard economic times. The resurgence […]

Swamp Fest: Acadian Do at the Audubon Zoo

For the last four years the Audubon Zoo has started off its fall season with its Louisiana Swamp Festival. Billed as “the ultimate Cajun experience,” it is a celebration of […]

Chamber Music: Harmonic Interlude in the High Rise District

The Windsor Court Hotel is known for its personal qualities as well as a consistent level of excellence. Everything about it seems to stand in contrast to the impersonal and […]