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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

The Louisiana Anthology online

Mon, 11/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Calling all bibliophiles! Check out the Louisiana Anthology online; a digital collection of texts about Louisiana launched in 2012. The site's is to include the widest possible collection of works — fiction, poetry, drama, myths, folk-tales, exploration narratives, travelog... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/05/16

Sat, 11/05/16
1     Outrage     Booker T. & The MGs     02:37     Soul Dressing     2016/11/4 22:04:06 2     Hole In My Pocket     Ruthie Foster     04:42     Runaway Soul     2016/11/4 22:06:50 3     Tomorrow May Be So Late     Howard 'Slim' Hunt & The Supreme Angels     02:42     The B... Read more

5 things to know for 11/4-11/10

Fri, 11/04/16
1) Fun local festivals this weekend as the 13th annual Bayou Bacchanal Caribbean Festival returns to Congo Square on Saturday, November 5. It kicks off with a parade that begins at 11a outside Harrah's (Poydras side). The 10th annual Central City Fest is also happening Satu... Read more

Preserving Second Line Culture: A New Exhibit

Thu, 11/03/16
The Jazz & Heritage Gallery is presenting a rare group photography exhibition showcasing modern second line culture with images that document how contemporary culture bearers are advancing a tradition that is emblematic of New Orleans. The exhibit is curated by Charles M. L... Read more

Hurray for the Riff Raff live at WWOZ

Thu, 11/03/16
We're still reeling from the packed schedule of incredible performers we welcomed into our studio during our 11-day Pledge Drive in October. We had 44 performances in less than two weeks, including a couple of surprises. Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff was on... Read more

New music spotlight: Prunka/Jenner

Tue, 11/01/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The latest from New Orleans locals Brian Prunka and Michael Jenner, known together as prunka/jenner,  is seven tracks of pleasing, generally laid-back sounds. Continuum features Prunka on guitar and Jenner on saxophone. They're joined by William Thompson IV on piano, Jesse ... Read more

Free Agents Brass Band at Jazz in the Park

Mon, 10/31/16
Check 'em out! It's the Free Agents Brass Band performing live at Jazz in the Park in September 2015. This week marks the final Jazz in the Park evening of the season, with free performances from Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers and Shannon Powell and lots of other f... Read more

Treme Creole Gumbo Fest 11/12-11/13

Mon, 10/31/16
The free Treme Creole Gumbo Fest returns to Armstrong Park on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 with all sorts of delicious gumbo and fabulous live, local music. The festival runs 11a-7p each day and will feature some of the top brass bands in New Orleans today.... Read more

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