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New music spotlight: Mia Borders

Tue, 11/29/16
The latest from New Orleans native Mia Borders packs a soulful punch. Fever Dreams shines with Borders' unique modern R&B sound while integrating heartfelt storytelling. Heralded locally and nationally as a great talent, Borders has been featured on AXS.tv’s coverage of The... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/25/26

Sat, 11/26/16
1    I Want My Baby Back    Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music Machine    02:36    Let Me Be Your Man    2016/11/25 22:01:40 2    People Get Ready    The Persuasions    03:34    Man, Oh Man: The Power Of The Persuasions    2016/11/25 22:04:30 3    Am I Asking Too Much?    Naomi She... Read more

5 things to know for 11/25-12/1

Fri, 11/25/16
1) Flu season is coming up and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Tales of the Cocktail have teamed up with Walgreens to offer another round of Shots4Shots, an event with free flu shots for local musicians, performers, and service industry workers. If you fit in either of... Read more

Playlist for The Soul Ride, 11/18/2016

Wed, 11/23/16
Playlist, November 18th, 2016 6:01am Nevilles Healing Chant from “Yellow Moon” 6:06am Ray Charles “Let`s Go Get Stoned” from Anthology 6:09am Ray Charles “Heaven Help Us All (Gladys Knight” from Genius Love Company 6:13am Abbey Lincoln “Blue Monk” from Abbey Sings Abbey 6... Read more

Video: Nine Times Second Line Parade

Wed, 11/23/16
Nine Times Social Aid & Pleasure Club stepped out last Sunday, Novemebr 20 with 9 Superior Ladies, Original Lady Nine Times, and the 9 Times Selective Ladies and our video team was on the scene along St. Claude Avenue. Check out some of the highlights here. Read more

New music spotlight: The Asylum Chorus

Tue, 11/22/16
Authored by Chris Saucier
­The Asylum Chorus is back combining their a capella style with the laid back, street-funk, electric church mood of New Orleans with their fourth full release Take A Piece. Released on November 15 and recorded at Esplanade Studios, Take A Piece is a display of the Asylum Ch... Read more

#GiveThanks with WWOZ on #GivingTuesday

Mon, 11/21/16
#GiveThanks on #GivingTuesday by making a year-end donation to WWOZ here   WWOZ is participating in the global #GivingTuesday event this year, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in... Read more

Black Men of Labor 2016 Photo Essay

Mon, 11/21/16
Photographer and longtime WWOZ contributor Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee has been in the streets this second line season, capturing some of the moments that make Sundays in New Orleans extra special. Check out these highlights from the Black Men of Labor second line parade on Sunday... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/18/26

Sat, 11/19/16
1 Drop Him Version J.J. Allstars/The Ethiopians 02:27 Solid Gold From The Vaults Vol. 4 2016/11/18 22:02:31 2 Peace In The Valley Of Love The Persuaders 03:54 The Persuaders 2016/11/18 22:05:11 3 World In Motion Pops Staples 03:57 Peace To The Neighborhood / Father Father 2... Read more

5 things to know for 11/18-11/24

Fri, 11/18/16
1) Short week coming up! Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 24 and New Orleans will be buzzing with the smells of turkey and all the usual Thanksgiving fixin's. This writer will be at the Fairgrounds early in the day, trying to match her big $21 horse racing win from last y... Read more

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