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New Orleans Calling Episode 8: "The Love of Your Life"

Jackson Square
This week's episode of New Orleans Calling is entitled "The Love of Your Life. New Orleans is a city of great mystery and attraction -- and for many people, it's the love of their life. Some visitors to New Orleans plan to stay for a week, but stay a lifetime. This week we listen to love stories and songs about the Crescent City -- from both native New Orleanians and those who found their way here, with music by Dayna Kurtz, John Boutte, Paul Sanchez, Susan Cowsill, Lonnie Johnson, and many others.

Satchmo Seminars, 2014

Louis Armstrong
In addition to tons of great live music, Satchmo SummerFest included a series of eighteen seminars on all aspects of Louis Armstrong's life and career. If you missed them, never fear! You can see all of them here on

Heritage School Of Music Auditions: Saturday, September 13

Heritage School of Music
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music school, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, is accepting new students ages 10 to 17. Come to the auditions on Saturday, September 13, 10a, at Dillard University to get in that number.

WWOZ Hits the Road: "Join The Movement" Concert Series

Ellis Bignar
The last two stops on the "Join the Movement Tour": Ellis Bignar on August 22 at Benny's Place in Hammond, and West Without on August 23 Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge. WWOZ and the Healthier Air for All Campaign present these shows to promote healthy, smoke-free environments for Louisiana musicians and fans.

Video: WWOZ Interns, Summer 2014

This past summer, WWOZ hosted six interns from four colleges in the United States. Check out the video produced by another former WWOZ intern, Aristide Phillips, which reveals the tremendous energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm of WWOZ’s 2014 Summer Interns!

2014 Mid Summer Mardi Gras

Mid Summer Mardi Gras
The Krewe of O.A.K. will host its annual Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, August the 23, 2014. This year's theme being "Rub It All Over Your Body" will congregate at the Maple Leaf Bar at 7 p.m. for the Royal Balcony Ceremony.

Apply to Perform at Jazz Fest

Applications are now being accepted from Louisiana-based musicians interested in performing at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The deadline to apply is October 1.

Recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini

This month, we bring you another great local recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini from Chef Dustin Brien of Magazine Street's Salu. This light yet decadent entree will take your summer grilling to the next level.