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 in Sunday's shootings. Find out more and get signed up.
For all our Mid-City buddies, and all of our friends who become Mid-Citizens during the weekend of Bayou Boogaloo, get on your dancing shoes! The party will include 'OZ live broadcasts on Saturday and Sunday.
This year's Piano Night (27 and counting!) happened April 29 at the House of Blues. It was epic night of music, food, and 'OZ love! Piano Night is 'OZ's flagship benefit event and has become a tradition among lovers of New Orleans music.
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.
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!
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.