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Weekend Parades: Presidents Day and Treme Sidewalk Steppers

Two parades this Valentine's Day weekend: on Saturday February 13, the first annual Presidents Day Parade, and Sunday, February 14, the Treme Sidewalk Steppers' Annual Second Line Parade. Get the route sheets from Takin' It to the Streets and head out there!

Class Got Brass 2016

Class Got Brass
Applications are now being taken for the fifth annual CLASS GOT BRASS competition, the NO Jazz & Heritage Foundations's contest for Louisiana high school and middle school brass bands. At stake are more than $30,000 worth of instruments. Apply online before March 7.

WWOZ Piano Night Happens April 25

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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!

WWOZ Livewire App for iPhone

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.

WWOZ's Two-Week, On-Demand Archive

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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.

Show Us Your "Vintage" 'OZ Tee

Vintage Tee
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.

New Music Spotlight, Winter 2015-2016

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 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.

Recipes: Three King Cakes & a Cocktail

King Cake
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.