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Celebration of Jimmy Glickman at Tipitina's Saturday

Wed, 02/17/16
Authored by Carrie
Jimmy Glickman was a man renowned amongst New Orleans musicians for his support of the music community and generosity as owner of the New Orleans Music Exchange, New Orleans' only local one-stop-shop for everything music for more than 20 years. Glickman passed away on Janua... Read more

New music spotlight: The Smoking Time Jazz Club

Tue, 02/16/16
Authored by Carrie
The Smoking Time Jazz Club's latest, Make A Tadpole Holler Whale, is a romp and stomp through 1920s era jazz and blues. This is a group dedicated to the specific sound and craft of traditional jazz which they skillfully mix in with a bluesier sound on this album. "When we p... Read more

Arts & Activism Fundraiser for the Backstreet Cultural Museum

Mon, 02/15/16
Authored by Carrie
The Backstreet Cultural Museum is hosting its 9th Arts & Activism Fundraiser on Thursday, February 18 from 6-9p at The Foundation Gallery (1109 Royal St). The evening will include libations and a set from Bruce 'Sunpie' Barnes at 7p. The event also serves as a celebration o... Read more

Sun Ra and the Arkestra, "Take the A Train"

Mon, 02/15/16
Authored by David Stafford
The late, great Sun Ra (who passed in 1993) and the Arkestra deconstruct and reinvent Billy Strayhorn's jazz standard "Take the A Train." This performance happened in Switzerland at the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival.  Read more

5 things to know

Sat, 02/13/16
Authored by Carrie
'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, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending February 12, 2... Read more

Block Party playlist covers version 02/13/16

Sat, 02/13/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 bonanza Carlos Malcolm 03:05 20 stage and screen classics jamaican style 2016/2/13 18:01:03 2 Waiting In Vain Annie Lennox 05:41 Medusa 2016/2/13 18:04:35 3 C... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/12/16

Sat, 02/13/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Serenade Beau Dollar & The Coins 02:37 Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2016/2/12 22:02:50 2 Movin' Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 02:48 Cold World 2016/2/12 22:05:38 ... Read more

Hear Soul Sister's Archived Tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire

Thu, 02/11/16
Authored by Soul Sister
On Thursday, February 4, Maurice White, legendary founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at the age of 74. I paid tribute to his influential work and sound by playing an all-Maurice White edition of my Soul Power show on February 6. I decided to highlight only my favorite EWF ... Read more

Bobby Rush, "Night Fishin'"

Wed, 02/10/16
Authored by David Stafford
Homer, Lousiana's Bobby Rush, a 2014 Blues and BBQ Fest headliner, performs the title track from his 2005 album Night Fishin' at Music City Roots Live from the Factory in Nashville on February 3, 2016. Read more

New music spotlight: Roar!

Wed, 02/10/16
Authored by Carrie
Roar! is a fun New Orleans-based duo that incorporates electronics into trombone, vocals, and live drumming into pop and punk music. The group has a sound reminiscent of a mishmash of unexpected artists-- Bjork, Portishead, Interpol, and Sylvan Esso. The mixes of loops and ... Read more

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