August is museum month in New Orleans, which means if you're a member of one participating...
The late great Howlin' Wolf (born 1910 as Chester Arthur Burnett in West Point, Mississippi) doing...

Celebrate 2015 Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week

Cherice Harrison-Nelson
Annually in August, the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame dedicates a week to celebration of their achievements and the unity of the Nation. Co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Roslyn Smith and Cherice Harrison-Nelson through the spirit of Big Chief Donald Harrison, Senior, the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame works year-round to create community among, honor, and educate about the individuals and groups who create and uphold the arts and culture of the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans.

July Mardi Gras Indian Queen Interview: Pauline 'Ree' Johnson

Pauline 'Ree' Johnson
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 Pauline 'Ree' Johnson.

Introducing the 2016 Brass Pass

It's never too early to start thinking about next year's Jazz Fest! WWOZ's supply of Brass Passes ran out earlier than ever last year... By contributing to receive your Brass Pass now, you get it at last year's contribution level ($500, part of which is tax deductible.) We'll be celebrating the brass pass launch at Louisiana Music Factory, 421 Frenchmen Street, throughout Satchmo SummerFest, July 31 - August 2. Stop by from 11a to 7p all three days. Get your Brass Pass in person and enter a raffle for a free Brass Pass so that you can bring a guest!

Stay Connected: WWOZ on Social Media

WWOZ is on a variety of social media networks. Follow, like, tweet, share, pin, and join in any and all other forms of interacting with us!

New Music Spotlight, Summer 2015

Tin Men
Each week this summer, we'll be featuring a different new release from a talented artist or band currently living in New Orleans. Artists featured so far include The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, The Tin Men, Jamison Ross, Long Sidewalks, the Deslondes, and Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott.

Krewe of Roux Shoutout!

A big thank you to WWOZ’s Krewe of Roux members! By donating monthly, year round, you keep the station going during the slow summer months and limit the number of times we need to make on air appeals. Find out more about the Krewe of Roux at wwoz.org or by calling (504) 568-1239 during business hours.

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.

July Mardi Gras Indian Queen Interview: Pauline 'Ree' Johnson

Pauline 'Ree' Johnson
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 Pauline 'Ree' Johnson.

Recipe: Salú Boston Baked Beans

This simple, yet undeniable summer staple comes courtesy of Salú Bistro and Bar as a feature on their July BBQ Menu. Salu's recipe reinvents the classic side dish with decadent pork belly, veal stock, and of course some brown sugar. The entree pairing of your choice is going to have to put up a fight to next to these beans!