On this week’s program, we enjoy an hour of Evan Christopher, recorded live at Clever Wine Bar in Mid-City. During the program, Evan and I talk about New Orleans, the clarinet and some of his musical heroes. I also visit Murf Reeves of Sylvain Restaurant and Chris Hannah of French 75 for a taste of what’s happening in the world of mixology.
Everyone at WWOZ is deeply saddened by the violence at the Mother's Day Parade this past Sunday. Our prayers go out to the victims, their families, and everyone hurt and traumatized by the senseless violence. Our hearts also go out to the Original Big Seven Social Aid & Pleasure Club whose annual Second Line parade to celebrate life itself and Mother's Day was completely disrupted by this tragedy.
The New Orleans Musicians Clinic be hosting a replacement blood drive on May 22 (Wednesday) from 3-9pm for the victims of the Mother's Day shootings. Find out more and get signed up.
On the morning of May 24, students from the the Red Wolf Brass Band of Riverdale Middle School in Old Jefferson will be in the 'OZ studio. It's the latest installment of Cuttin' Class, made possible by Coventry Health Care of Louisiana.
The second Sunday's over, a bright, sunny ending to muddy-yet-wonderful Jazz Fest. If you missed anything, take a look at our daily music and food photo highlights. And remember: April 25, 2014 will be here before you know it!
Every day during Jazz Fest 2013, our intrepid web team sampled the best of Jazz Fest eats for our "Food of the Day" blog entry. Here's a recap of our Jazz Fest food coverage.
YLC's Wednesdays at Lafayette Square
Thursday's in Armstrong Park
As with so many other classic Latin dishes, there is a New Orleans cousin of Gambas Al Ajillo. When tucking into a bowl of Gambas, one cannot help but note it's similarity to New Orleans BBQ Shrimp.