For a number of years, actually since after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, the character of both the French Quarter Festival (FQF) and the New Orleans Jazz & […]
Get out the face paint, the masks, the lewd costumes, the ladders, the beer and alcoholic beverages with a side of red beans and rice and fried chicken: Mardi Gras […]
One of the ways we use the Weekly Beat is to get our readers’ opinions on a variety of topics. Some months ago, our poll asked our readers—arguably a group […]
The following is a guest blog post done in partnership with The Ella Project on behalf of Music Policy Forum and written by Lynn Ross, Cultural Planner for the City of […]
Once again, New Orleans is amking a push to improve and develop its music industry infrastructure.
New Orleans lives and dies by its culture. That’s why we have such a thriving hospitality industry. We’re not Nashville. We’re not Charleston, we’re not Dallas or Memphis. Certainly not Las […]
Whenever Jazz Fest announces its upcoming lineup, there are always people who dislike and like to dispute the choices made for booking and managing the Fest. The 2019 complete lineup […]
New Orleans’ m,usic community, and the city as a whole, runs on a mentality of turf prtection with no common goals.
Those who actually buy recordings in a physical format are the ones who will keep music from dying a digital death. Ted Gioia tells you why.
Tipitina’s New Orleans is now owned by the band Galactic.