From live music on Frenchmen Street to dustup nights at The Republic, it just feels like there’s music in our veins here in New Orleans. Since 1988, Offbeat magazine has been one of the major voices for music culture in our great city. On Friday, January 18, we hope you celebrate Offbeat Magazine’s 25th anniversary at the 2012 Best of the Beat Awards. It will be a fun filled night of live performances by Mannie Fresh, Dee-1, The Revivalist, Big History, and Ingrid Lucia. Plus a once and a lifetime tribute to the legends of New Orleans R&B led by Ernie Vincent.