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YouTube Du Jour: Northside Skull and Bones Gang On Mardi Gras Morning

  The Northside Skull and Bones Gang woke up New Orleans on Mardi Gras morning. Led by Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, the gang keeps one of the city’s oldest traditions alive. […]

[Video] Panorama Brass Band Rambles On Mardi Gras Day

The Panorama Brass Band rolled with the St. Anthony parade on Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The parade led them to Jackson Square where they settled into their […]

YouTube Du Jour: Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Earl King, The Meters play Big Chief

The classic Fess Mardi Gras anthem “Big Chief,” is performed on this PBS broadcast taped in Chicago in 1974 by what might be the greatest congregation of New Orleans legends […]

In the Pink: HaSizzle Ain’t Having It

New Orleans Bounce Artist HaSizzle is invited in the pink for an OffBeat interview. He discusses Drake, his early days, Mardi Gras and more.  

[Video] Lifetime Achievement in Music: Walter “Wolfman” Washington

  The recipient for Best of the Beat 2018 Lifetime Achievement in Music Award goes to Walter “Wolfman” Washington. The beloved blues guitarist and vocalist’s career spans for over five […]

[Video] Jon Batiste Comes Home

New Orleans prodigy Jon Batiste came back to the city to perform at the Jazz Museum alongside Wendell Brunious, Trombone Shorty and the NOCCA Jazz Band. He talked to us […]

[Video] Walter Wolfman Washington Crowned King Of Krewe Du Vieux

New Orleans rhythm and blues legend Walter Wolfman Washington celebrated his 75th birthday at Tipitina’s on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Members of the Krewe Du Vieux came to officially crown […]

‘NCIS’ Star CCH Pounder Highlights Black Masculinity Through Art

Award-winning actress CCH Pounder talks about art works from her collection, currently featured in the exhibit ICONS: Ideals of Black Masculinity,  in display at Xavier University of Louisiana. The exhibit opened […]

Video: PJ Morton Talks Christmas Music, Family Tradition

  “I went all the way there with the string orchestra and the horns on top of the bounce beat. I don’t think anyone’s gone that far, to have an […]

Meet FREEWATER, the creative directors of today’s New Orleans

Frankie Watts and Dominick “Mardi” Byrd are the driving forces behind FREEWATER, a multi-faceted platform offering services in photography, filmography, music and—as expressed on their website—”whatever else we feel like […]