Essence Fest is returning to New Orleans this weekend, Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5, with some...
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Works: Harold Battiste

A composer, teacher, and mentor, Harold Battiste, Jr, who passed away last week at 83, was perhaps best known as a producer and arranger. In honor of his memory, we've collected a small sampling of some of his most famous work in the studio.

WWOZ Video Central

WWOZ's video unit has been busy creating original videos featuring artists in performance at local festivals, special events, and in the WWOZ Studio. Artists include, among others, Davell Crawford, Mario Abney, and Ruthie Foster. And our "Busker Blog" series profiles notable street performers like Doreen Ketchens. Find it all at WWOZ Video Central.

Mardi Gras Indian Queens Interviews

Gina Montana
2015 is the year of the Mardi Gras Indian Queen in New Orleans, and WWOZ and the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame are partnering to bring you a rare look inside this unique New Orleans Tradition, interviewing a different Mardi Gras Indian Queen every month. In the latest edition, we hear from Gina Montana.

Summer Fun: Festivals & Events

Summer Fun
Remember when "festival season" ended at Jazz Fest and the summer was kind of dead? Not so much anymore. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana during this summer of 2015.

Recipe: New Orleans Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

bread pudding
This month's recipe, which comes to us courtesy of Liberty’s Kitchen, is a traditional New Orleans bread pudding. That, of course, makes it the best of all the many versions in the world!