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In Memoriam: Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. a.k.a. Dr. John (1941 –2019)

His family released the following statement: “Towards the break of day on June 6, 2019, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., professionally known as Dr. John, passed away of […]

Jazz Fest Redux 2019: Sights & Sounds of the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

  The headline Jazz Fest Redux first appeared in OffBeat’s June 2000 issue. Although a Jazz Fest recap was published in every June issue since the magazine started, headlines like […]

Capturing the Moments: Historic Jazz Fest Photos

Over the last five decades we’ve all gathered treasured memories: dancing in the pouring rain and mud, great sets by Longhair, Earl King, Booker, the subdudes, Irma, the Neville Brothers […]

Jazz Fest Redux 2018: the best (and occasionally worst) moments

“Where are you going with that smile on your face?” “I’m going to the international circus of Jazz Fest, where I will hear all the possible permutations of the spirit of […]

Jazz Fest A to Z

Get a Jump On It All you need to know is in our Jazz Fest Guide. > View our Full Online Guide   OffBeat’s Jazz Fest “A to Z” contains […]

Loretta Harrison of Loretta’s Authentic Pralines Brings Back Rice Calas at Jazz Fest

Calas Tout Chaud!   When Loretta Harrison started Loretta’s Authentic Pralines 41 years ago, she did so on solid footing in the New Orleans tradition. “I started this company with […]

A Tale of Two Kings: The best-selling records during Jazz Fest

Louisiana Music Factory Trombone Shorty: Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note) Jon Cleary: Live at Chickie Wah Wah (FHQ Records) Preservation Hall Jazz Band: So It Is (Sony Legacy) Anders Osborne: […]

Yum City: Mapping New Orleans neighborhoods one cheap meal at a time

Carrollton/Riverbend Lebanon’s Café 1500 South Carrollton Avenue; Mon-Thur 11a-9:45p, Fri-Sat 11a-10p, Sun 12-9:30p; (504) 862-6200, lebanonscafe.com Hummus with Lamb $13.99 There are nights I wake up with hummus on my […]

Photo Op: Christopher Briscoe captures Salvador Giardina’s instrument workshop

My feet were blistered and aching after two weeks of nonstop walking through the French Quarter. It was the last day of my stay in New Orleans. Salvador Giardina was […]

Letters to the Editor

Billie Davies Billie Davies and her team of jazztronauts lace together a bittersweet story of adventure on the boulevard of broken dreams that is as much dripping in nostalgia as […]