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Funeral Arrangements for Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis

Bo Dollis
Funeral services for Big Chief Theodore "Bo" Dollis will take place Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31. Visitation will take place between 4:00 and 7:00 pm Friday at the Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Avenue. On Saturday, January 31, a second Visitation will take place at 8 am in the Xavier University Convocation Center at 7900 Stroelitz Street, immediately followed by services at 10:00 am. A full funeral procession with a hundred Mardi Gras Indians in full dress will pay tribute to Big Chief Bo Dollis at the close of services, leaving the Xavier Convocation Center with interment at Providence Park Cemetery.

Sunday Second Line: Treme Sidewalk Steppers, February 1

This year's Treme Sidewalk Steppers parade happens on Sunday, February 1 at noon. Check out Takin' It to the Streets and your boy Action Jackson to get the route sheet and get out there!

Mardi Gras Indian Queens Interviews

Littdell "Queen Bee" Banister
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 January, we talk with Littdell "Queen Bee" Banister.

504K Run, February 8

Runners, dancers, and walkers -- come out on Sunday, February 8 for the 504K Run from the Marigny to Bywater and back! It starts at 8:30a at 401 Mandeville Street in the Marigny, and goes into the Bywater and back. There's a post-run party at the finish line, featuring Evan Christopher, Kermit Ruffins, the Big Easy Rollergirls, food, drinks, and more. The event is produced by Youth Run NOLA, and also benefits Make Music NOLA, McDonough 35 High School, and WWOZ.

Carnival 2015

Carnival 2015 is on! Twelfth Night has come and gone, with the Phunny Phorty Phellows streetcar ride and the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc's annual procession through the Quarter. Krewe du Vieux happens January 31, and Fat Tuesday comes on February 17. Here's to another terrific Carnival season in the Crescent City.

Jazz Fest 2015: The Lineup

Here's your 2015 Jazz Fest lineup, hot off the presses! Why do we love Jazz Fest so much? It has the world's greatest music lineup, a dizzying array of amazing food and drink, and the warm happy vibe of family reunion.

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, 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: Ceviche

This Peruvian staple balances freshness and spice that creates a balanced, rich, and delicious dish. Serve alongside your side of choice such as lettuce or plantains and eat directly after preparation. Sometimes a twist of oregano, cilantro, and habanero is all you need to warm up a winter's day! Enjoy.