Carnival 2016 rolls to an end! It's been another terrific Carnival season in the Crescent City. If you can't be out and about, check our live video stream from various Mardi Gras day locales (see above).
Piano Night is 'OZ's flagship benefit event and a tradition among lovers of New Orleans music. On Piano Night 2016, which happens April 25 at the HOB, we'll be honoring Allen Toussaint. Tickets are on sale, and the complete lineup will be out soon!
Now for your iPhone: your favorite guide to live local music in and around New Orleans! The Livewire Music Calendar, WWOZ's guide to live local music in New Orleans, is now available as an iPhone app. (We're beginning the process of creating an Android version as well.) Click through for details of expanded functionality.
We're excited to introduce a new feature for our listeners: a two-week archive of WWOZ shows. All of our regular shows are now available for your streaming pleasure, on-demand for two weeks after their original air dates. Want to hear funk on Sunday morning, or one of our Monday-Friday Trad Jazz shows on the weekend? Now you can: listen to your favorite WWOZ shows whenever you want.
Hey there Guardians! The WWOZ Swamp Shop is considering creating a new tee shirt with a "throw back" design. Which got us thinking about all those WWOZ shirts from years past. We have images of some, but our collection is incomplete, especially the ones that predate the era of widespread digital photography. If you own a vintage WWOZ tee shirt, we'd love it if you'd send a pic.
Each week, we'll be featuring a different new release from a talented artist or band currently living in New Orleans. Artists featured recently include Jason Marsalis, Stoop Kids, Meschiya Lake & the Little Bighorns, Charlie Halloran & the Quality 6, Haruka Kikuchi, Chubby Carrier & more.
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.
Want to make your own king cake this Mardi Gras? Here are three recipes: King Cake Cochon Style, Galette des Rois (French-Style King Cake), and King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling. Plus a King Cake cocktail.