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Fix It Please

Last week the most current Director of the City’s Cultural Economy Office, musician and academician Dr. Brice Miller, was let go. He lasted three months. In the time he served, […]

Laissez-Faire Not Always What We Need

More and more often, the issues you hear concerning music in New Orleans have to do with two things: the inability of the city to enforce regulations that are set […]

What Do We Want to be when we grow up?

What do we want to be when we grow up? How does New Orleans begin to capitalize on its music and actually become a bona fide music city? GNO, Inc., the econmic development arm of city government, is funding a study and has sent out an RFP to find out.

Educate Yourself Before You Vote

Please carefully consider the qualifications and direct experience of all the candidates before you vote this Saturday. This issue of OffBeat’s Weekly Beat has links to pertinent questions asked to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buh-Bye General Lee?

The City of New Orleans finally has the go-ahead via court order to remove the monuments to the Confederacy at Lee Circle, the P.G.T. Beauregard statue at the roundabout in […]