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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

In Memoriam: Clinton Scott

Thu, 11/17/16
We've lost another notable member of the WWOZ family this week. Clinton Scott passed away Saturday, November 12, 2016. He was a longtime WWOZ DJ, hosting the Sunday afternoon jazz show, Sittin' In With Clint, for many years. Clint was part of the first group of DJs that sta... Read more

Wilbert Rawlins, Hot 8 + French students new to brass bands

Wed, 11/16/16
WWOZ Guardian of the Groove Wilbert Rawlins is spreading the New Orleans sound far and wide-- here he is working with young students in Paris who had never played brass band music before. These young people are up on stage with the Hot 8. What an experience! This was recor... Read more

New music spotlight: Leroy Jones

Tue, 11/15/16
Leroy Jones's critically acclaimed and out-of-print album Back To My Roots was re-released in late October to the benefit of jazz fans everywhere. Jones is joined by an impressive cast of New Orleans musicians for this release, including Uncle Lionel Batiste, Benny Jones, G... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/11/16

Sat, 11/12/16
1    What's Going On    El Chicano    06:27    El Chicano    2016/11/11 21:59:31 2    Piece of Clay [#]    Marvin Gaye    05:12    The Master 61-84 CD3    2016/11/11 22:06:22 3    Suzanne    Meshell Ndegeocello    04:27    For A Sovereign Soul    2016/11/11 22:11:23 4    Th... Read more

5 things to know for 11/11-11/17

Fri, 11/11/16
1) The free Treme Creole Gumbo Fest is happening Saturday and Sunday at Armstrong Park. This annual festival features some of the finest brass bands in the city along with some of the most delicious gumbo. 2) Sudan Second Line Parade is rolling this Sunday starting at noon!... Read more

Hear 'Weekend New Orleans' on Saturday mornings, 8-10a

Wed, 11/09/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
We are happy to announce a new show Saturday mornings, Weekend New Orleans, with host Rockin' Ron Phillips. Listeners will hear a mixture of New Orleans-centric music from various genres including Trad Jazz, R&B, soul, funk, brass bands, and more each Saturday from 8-10a. R... Read more

New music spotlight: The Musical Mojo of Dr. John

Tue, 11/08/16
What a lineup paying respect to the great Dr. John! The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music, a compilation released on October 21, features an all-star lineup with Dr. John himself, Allen Toussaint, Anders Osborne, Bill Kreutzmann, Brian Stoltz, Bruce Sp... Read more

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