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Louisiana Music Factory/Swamp Shop Anniversary

John Boutte
Join us and celebrate the 1-year Anniversary of Louisiana Music Factory and WWOZ's Swamp Shop on Frenchmen Street. There'll be food and a music lineup that includes John Boutte, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Little Freddie King, the Shotgun Jazz Band, and Eric Lindell. Also, we'll be doing a live broadcast.

In Memoriam: Ward "Mack" McClendon

Lower 9th Ward Village founder and WWOZ Community Advisory Board member Ward "Mack" McClendon passed away on February 14, 2015. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend his Home Going Celebration on Saturday, February 21, 2015 (tomorrow), 10:00 AM at Next Generation of Original Morning Star Baptist Church, 3536 St. Ferdinand St. NOLA Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.

Mardi Gras Indian Queens Interviews

Mercedes "Queen Mercy" Stevenson
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. For February, we talk with Mercedes "Queen Mercy" Stevenson.

2015 Class Got Brass Competition

Applications are now available for the 2015 edition of Class Got Brass, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's contest to promote music education while supporting our cultural traditions. Louisiana high schools and middle schools are invited to create traditional New Orleans-style brass bands (as opposed to "marching bands") and to compete in a public performance on Sunday, March 22. Deadline to enter is March 9.

The 504K Run + Festival for Our Music Is Loads of Fun

What an uplifting sight! The 504K Run and Festival for Our Music happened on a recent Sunday morning, (February 8), and more than 1000 runners, walkers, and dancers participated. DJ Brice Nice and the Big Easy Roller Girls were on the scene. Students of Make Music NOLA delivered a unique National Anthem and the McDonogh 35 Brass Band brought the funk. In addition to the race and music, we raffled off Piano Night tickets, a guitar, and a brass pass.

Jazz Fest Community Outreach Tickets

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell by distributing thousands of free tickets. The Foundation’s Community Outreach Tickets program makes free Jazz Fest tickets available to those who otherwise could not afford to attend the festival. The tickets are distributed through social service organizations such as nonpfofit, educational, religious, government and community agencies - and they are for use only by clients of those organizations with financial hardships. Apply by March 9.

BOUDIN: The New Orleans Music Project

BOUDIN is a year-long project which asks the New Orleans community to answer the question "How has New Orleans music saved your soul?" We will be collecting responses via audio, video and written narrative. All stories will live on BoudinMusicProject.com, some will be featured on WWOZ 90.7FM, and some will be taken as the base of a script for a 90 minute performance piece that will go up for five weeks around Jazz Fest 2015.

Recipe: King Cake from Cochon Butcher

King Cake
Just in time for Carnival! This fantastic version of King Cake comes from Cochon Butcher and Executive Pastry Chef Maggie Scales. It combines butter brioche, cinnamon filling, and icing.