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Shamarr Allen, "Bandhead" with the Martin Luther King Jr. Marching Band

Mon, 12/07/15
Authored by David Stafford
From the mix tape of the same title, Shamarr Allen does "Bandhead" shot in the Lower 9th Ward and featuring the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School Marching Band.  Read more

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive Fellowship Program

Sun, 12/06/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is offering up to three fellowships to support researchers who want to either use or contribute to their extensive archival materials. Applications are open now. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2016. The Jazz & Heritage Archi... Read more

Block Party Playlist 12/05/15

Sat, 12/05/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Ode To Billy Joe Pt1 Mighty Flea 02:48 45rpm 2015/12/5 18:01:41 2 To Sir With Love Al Green 04:10 Truth N Time 2015/12/5 18:04:44 3 Black Magic Woman Denni... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/05/15

Sat, 12/05/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Since I Lost My Baby Kool and the Gang 02:12   2015/12/4 22:01:06 2 Deep River Bobby Womack 01:50 The Bravest Man in the Universe 2015/12/4 22:03:26 3 Far Cel... Read more

35 years of WWOZ

Thu, 12/03/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ makes 35 this week! And, oh, what a ride it's been-- from our humble beginnings in a small alcove above the stage at Tipitina's to our treehouse spot in Armstrong Park to our latest location in the French Market Building along the Mississippi River, WWOZ has been proud... Read more

The Fine Musical Art of Gerry O'Beirne

Thu, 12/03/15
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Renowned Irish musician Gerry O’Beirne will perform at Trèo on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. As a singer, songwriter, world-class guitarist, and producer, the Co. Clare native blends elements of traditional Irish music with contemporary original songs. A well-known solo artist,... Read more

New music spotlight: Brint Anderson

Tue, 12/01/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
What's old is new again on Brint Anderson's homage to the late, great Earl King. Anderson's new CD, Covered In Earl, lays out fourteen of King's tracks with aplomb. The instantly recognizable hits are there ('Trick Bag,' 'Come On, Let The Good Times Roll,' 'The Things That ... Read more

Krewe of Jingle Parade 12/5

Mon, 11/30/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Santa Claus is coming to town to ride in the Krewe of Jingle parade this Saturday, December 5. Along with Santa, the parade will bring the usual fare, but with a Christmas theme-- floats, marching bands, stilt walkers, Christmas characters and many more "magical surprises" ... Read more

Corey Ledet & his Zydeco Band "Another Pretty Day"

Mon, 11/30/15
Authored by David Stafford
Produced by our friends a KRVS in Lafayette, here's Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band doing "Another Pretty Day", from their 2012 release Nothin' But the Best.Musicians Corey Ledet, accordion, vocals; Chad Fouquier, guitar, vocals; Li'l Buck Sinegal, guitar; Cedryl Ballou, dr... Read more

New music spotlight: Nigel Hall

Sun, 11/29/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans soul singer Nigel Hall released his latest album, "Ladies and Gentlemen... Nigel Hall" earlier this month on Feel Music Group/Round Hill Music. Hall displays incredible range throughout the album, which is full of Hall's signature smooth vocals and keyboard skil... Read more

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