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Locals Acts at Essence Fest 2016

Thu, 06/30/16
Authored by Carrie
Essence Fest is nearly upon New Orleans again, this year happening Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3. Essence brings some of the top names in R&B, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and more to the Crescent City each July as the nation's premiere contemporary African American mus... Read more

2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Thu, 06/30/16
Authored by Carrie
The 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 14-16 at Lafayette Square, announced their 2016 lineup yesterday. This free festival happens just as the weather starts to cool down again, making it the perfect time to head to the CBD for great music and de... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week 8/8-8/14

Thu, 06/30/16
The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame has announced their 17th annual Hall of Fame Week, this year taking place Sunday, August 8 through Sunday, August 14. The events honor Indian ancestors and rally members of many Mardi Gras Indian tribes/gangs together to reinforce their tr... Read more

New music spotlight: Corey Henry

Tue, 06/28/16
Authored by Carrie
The latest from Corey Henry was released last Friday, June 24 on Louisiana Red Hot Records. Lapeitah is a funky, horn-infused, upbeat record with Henry's deep connection to Treme running throughout. Henry grew up on Barracks Street just down from Little People’s Club, a his... Read more

Gospel Show Playlist 06/26/16

Sun, 06/26/16
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Gospel In My Soul Billy Preston 01:55 Hymns Speak From The Organ 2016/6/26 08:31:40 2 Shining Light The Gospel Singers 02:09 Man From Galilee-Tabernacle CD 2016/6/26... Read more

Saturday Night Listener From Germany

Sat, 06/25/16
Whenever Saturday midnight listeners post images of themselves, I'm reminded that traditional listeners surveys and programming wisdom doesn't work for WWOZ.    Here's Gregor Netzer of Landsberg am Lech in Germany - a regular listener: Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/23/16

Sat, 06/25/16
  Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Sanford & Son Theme Bobby Forrester 03:54 Organist 2016/6/24 22:04:12 2 Meet Me The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers 02:45 Heavenly Fire '15 2016/6/24 22:08:43 ... Read more

5 things to know for 6/24

Fri, 06/24/16
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending June 24, 2016: 1) The la... Read more

Summer SOULstice Concert, June 25

Thu, 06/23/16
Authored by Carrie
From the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a special concert called Summer SOULstice, featuring three of our city's top singers: Germaine Bazzle, Sharon Martin and Leah Chase. The concert takes place Saturday, Jun... Read more

New music spotlight: Hot 8

Tue, 06/21/16
Authored by Carrie
The story of the Grammy nominated Hot 8 Brass Band is one of trials and tribulations, but also of triumphs over adversity and a determination to continue on. Over the past 20 years, the band has carried on despite Hurricane Katrina, a band member losing both of his legs in ... Read more

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