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The Big Beat: Fats Domino

Mon, 02/29/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Last Friday, on his 88th birthday, PBS aired a new edition of their American Masters series honoring the R&B master of 88 keys, Fats Domino. You can view 'The Big Beat' on PBS's website through March 25. Link to watch: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/fats-domino-fu... Read more

Brushy One String, Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 02/29/16
Authored by David Stafford
Brushy One String, who was a big hit at Jazz Fest in 2013, comes from Jamaica. His work is a testament to the power of minimalism, as his sound consists of his voice and a guitar with a single string (an E-string, FWIW). He does three tracks in this Tiny Desk Concert: "Dest... Read more

5 things to know

Sat, 02/27/16
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, releases, features, and more. For the week ending February 26, 2016: 1.... Read more

On The Road With Bill Mullen

Sat, 02/27/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger, and Charles Parker redefined radio documentaries with The BBC Radio Ballads. At a time when Received Pronunciation (RP) was all the rage, The Radio Ballads told the stories of little known communities, interweav... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 02/27/16

Sat, 02/27/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 morning after Willie mitchell 02:13 Its dance time 2016/2/26 21:59:53 2 Walkin Chains Terry Evans 07:23 Fire In the Feeling 2016/2/26 22:02:24 3 I Walk by Faith ... Read more

The Good Times Rolled

Wed, 02/24/16
Authored by Nita Ketner
“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.” Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) Bernard Hermann’s “The Good Times Rolled: Black New Orleans, 1979-1982” is a l... Read more

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, "Richest Man"

Tue, 02/23/16
Authored by David Stafford
From Opepousas, Louisiana and a former member of Zydeco Force, Jeffery Broussard and his band the Creole Cowboys perform "Richest Man" from the 2008 album Keeping the Tradition Alive! during a 2013 show held in Midtown Omaha.  Read more

New music spotlight: Nolatet

Tue, 02/23/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
After years of collaboration on various projects, Mike Dillon, Brian Haas, James Singleton, and Johnny Vidacovich have finally come together for an official release as new quartet, Nolatet. Their debut album, Dogs, will be released Friday, February 26 on Royal Potato Family... Read more

2016 Wednesdays at the Square

Mon, 02/22/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 17th annual Wednesday at the Square in Lafayette Square lineup is out! This annual springtime concert series features local artists and food and drink vendors and, for the eager, marks the start of festival season. 2016 Wednesday at the Square kicks off on March 2 with ... Read more

A Highly Animated Version of St. James Infirmary

Sat, 02/20/16
Authored by David Stafford
Did I hear that right? Members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in an animated music video!? Yep. An animated romp in the style of Max Fleischer (Betty Boop) directed by Lafayette-based visual artist James Tancill, it's the music video for the Preservation Hall / King Britt ... Read more

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