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Six Course Burmese Dinner to Benefit Local Charity

Thu, 06/09/16
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Join WWOZ Show Host Mark LaMaire for a special dinner event benefiting a non-profit organization LaMaire founded in 2010 which provides educational sponsorship for ethnic refugees from Myanmar.  A Taste of Burma Benefit Dinner will feature six courses of traditional and Bur... Read more

Voodoo announces 2016 lineup

Tue, 06/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2016 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience will be taking place, as always, Halloween weekend in New Orleans. This year, it's October 28-30. 2016 marks the 18th annual Voodoo Festival and they're bringing out some big names, including Tool, Arcade Fire and The Weeknd. Also per... Read more

New music spotlight: Stooges Brass Band

Tue, 06/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Stooges Brass Band is equally at home in the streets, the club, and the studio. On their latest, Thursday Night House Party, they pay respect to the street and the club while bringing that celebratory atmosphere to the studio. 'Where Ya From, Pt. 2' particularly captures th... Read more

Creole Tomato Fest This Weekend

Mon, 06/06/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 30th annual Creole Tomato Fest is coming to the French Market this weekend! The free festival runs from 10a-7p Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 and spans the four blocks of the French Market District, from Dutch Alley to Crescent Park. There will be four live music st... Read more

5 things to know for 6/3

Sun, 06/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'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 3, 2016: 1) The fre... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/03/16

Sat, 06/04/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Summertime Sound Dimension 03:03 Mojo Rocksteady Beat 2016/6/3 21:59:43 2 Little Light The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers 03:23 Heavenly Fire '15 2016/6/3 22:02:58 3 ... Read more

Video premiere: 'Feufollet' from Katy Hobgood Ray & the Confetti Park Players

Wed, 06/01/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
World premiere! Check out this super cute and beautifully animated video from Katy Hobgood Ray & the Confetti Park Players for 'Feufollet.' This song is from their album We’re Going to Confetti Park, a whimsical, magical CD of original children’s songs inspired by life in L... Read more

New music spotlight: Tuba Skinny

Tue, 05/31/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tuba Skinny is a traditional jazz band that formed in New Orleans in 2009. Since then, the group has evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences aroud the world. Drawing on a ... Read more

Cole Williams Band, "Little Me"

Tue, 05/31/16
Authored by David Stafford
The Cole Williams Band performs 'Little Me' live at WWOZ on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Cole is an enthusiastic supporter of WWOZ who also volunteers with the station. She and her band showed their support as one of the many New Orleans artists who performed for our spring ple... Read more

Ol' Man River's Second Day at Del Fest

Sun, 05/29/16
Authored by Ol' Man River
Friday May 27th was the second day of Del Fest 2016. It was an incredible festival day filled with some amazing music and a few weather surprises. My day started off at 10:45am with a wake up set from Grand Ole' Ditch at the intimate Music Hall Stage. There are three stages... Read more

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