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And The Poll Says

Last week we asked our readers in our Weekly Poll to weigh in on the most important issues our new mayor could address–and actually implement–for the music community of New […]

Mayor, Mayor, Mayor.
What To Do?

I was on the panel for the Mayoral Forum at the Carver Theater on Monday earlier this week. As I’ve written, this is the third such forum that I’ve helped […]

Get Busy, Get Educated

If you’re not educated about who’s the best mayoral candidate for New Orleans music community, here’s your chance. With all the problems we have in New Orleans—crime, educational issues, corruption, […]

Houston

God help the poor people of Houston (and Port Arthur, Beaumont, Lake Charles, and more at this writing. All I could do was think about them yesterday on the anniversary […]

New Mayor Needs To Know More About Music

It’s been almost eight years since we elected a mayor. The last two mayors, Mitch Landrieu and Ray Nagin, participated in a forum organized and sponsored by OffBeat ) in […]

Vision Quest

A couple of weeks ago Mojo Mouth described a small conference, organized by the ELLA Project. This forum brought in music-involved people from all over the US and Canada to […]

Fake News

How many restaurants are there in New Orleans now? New restaurants bloomed five years out from Katrina, as did the overall population, but all at once it seems that restaurants […]

Learning from others to improve our lot

New Orleans is a unique city in many respects. But it doesn’t mean that we don’t have a lot to learn from other cities in the US. We all have […]

Co-opting Culture

New Orleans has an immense appeal for artists, always has: visual artists, writers, actors, and especially musicians. There something about the city that stimulates creativity. Maybe it’s the history, the […]

Guest Editorial: Louisiana Legislature Passes Favorable Music Industry Law

The following guest editorial was submitted by Reid Wick, who works for the Recording Academy. Also contributing to the article were Academy members Jay Weigel, Tim Kappel, Ken Shepherd and […]