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Flood Relief: What You Can Do

Mon, 08/22/16
Authored by David Stafford
Tens of thousands in southern Louisiana are starting to rebuild their lives after the devastating flooding that hit Baton Rouge and surrounding areas earlier this month. LAST UPDATE: September 22, 2016 Ways to help Join WWOZ on Saturday, Sep. 24 as we send a team of 100 t... Read more

Tipitina's Foundation Internship Program auditions Saturday

Mon, 08/22/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Auditions for students interested in joining the 2016-17 Tipitina's Internship Program will be held on Saturday, August 27 between 12p and 3p. Students must schedule an audition in advance by submitting a request online at http://tipitinasfoundation.org/TIP2016  or by calli... Read more

June Yamagishi Playing With The Legendary Japanese Guitarist Takeshi Terauchi

Sun, 08/21/16
In this video, New Orleans resident and Japanese native son, June Yamagishi is playing next to the guitar legend of one generation ago - "Terry" Terauchi.   Terauchi is no stranger to New Orleans, he also played the New Orleans World's Fair.   A couple reference pieces to ... Read more

Video: Pete Fountain's Funeral Procession

Thu, 08/18/16
Emotional scenes during Pete Fountain's funeral procession on Royal Street on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Hundreds took to Royal Street for a planned second line following services inside St. Louis Cathedral. The procession ended at Hotel Monteleone, where the marching band... Read more

Video from Whitney White Linen Night 2016

Wed, 08/17/16
Scenes from this year's White Linen Night in the Warehouse District on August 6. Attendees adorned in white perused the many art galleries along Julia Street then partied at the Contemporary Arts Center afterwards. Read more

Free "Hot Summer Salsa!" Concert Saturday

Mon, 08/15/16
This Saturday, August 20 at 9p, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a free festive summer evening of Latin music and dancing at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart). Performers include Muevelo featuring Margie Perez, OTRA, and A... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/12/16

Sat, 08/13/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Chicken Gumbo Preston Love 02:08 Preston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q 2016/8/12 21:59:36 2 01 - Be What You Are Staple Singers 04:59 Be What You Are 2016/8/12 22:01:57 3... Read more

National Underwear Day in New Orleans

Fri, 08/12/16
Paraders in this "National Underwear Day" (August 5, 2016) gathering in the Bywater attempted to set a new Guinness World Record for "Largest Gathering of People Wearing Only Underpants/Knickers." With 2,442 participants, the record is likely! Official confirmation from Gui... Read more

Music education with Leo Nocentelli 8/27

Wed, 08/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
On August 27 at 7:30p, legendary guitarist Leo Nocentelli will appear at Le Petit Theatre to perform, lecture, demonstrate and engage with the audience on his mastery of the guitar. He will also discuss the art of sampling, the music business, music publishing, songwriters'... Read more

2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Tue, 08/09/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 14-16 at Lafayette Square, announced their 2016 lineup yesterday. This free festival happens just as the weather starts to cool down again, making it the perfect time to head to the CBD for great music and de... Read more

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