Two "Takin' It to the Street" events this weekend. On Saturday, May 28 from 8-9pm, it's the Backsteppers Gathering in Treme. On Sunday, May 29, the Bayou Steppers Parade for Peace happens at 4pm starting where the Lafitte Greenway meets Bayou St. John. Click through for all the details.
WWOZ was named an "Emerging Leader" at LifeCity's Green Games in May. The Green Games celebrate New Orleans organizations which demonstrate accomplishments in achieving social and environmental impact goals. WWOZ has been working with LifeCity to evaluate and reduce our environmental impact.
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 Anders Osborne, Herlin Riley, Naughty Professor, Michael Cerveris & more.
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.
The weather's getting hot out, and the music & festival fun just gets better as the temperature increases. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana this summer. And don't forget to drink lots. Of water, of water!
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.
Margie Perez recently demonstrated this recipe, from WWOZ's cookbook, That Sounds Good!, on WGNO's News with a Twist. Like most flan recipes, the list of ingredients is short, but Perez offers a variety of optional additions, including strawberries, bananas, cream cheese, even pumpkin.