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Ruthie Foster, "Don't You Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face"

Mon, 10/12/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happens this weekend, October 16-18. Sunday night's headliner is the pride of Gause, Texas: Ruthie Foster. Here she is with a gospel-inflected take on Son House's "Don't You Mind People Grinnin' In Your Face". This performance was capt... Read more

The Poor Clares Are Back!

Sat, 10/10/15
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Popular New Orleans Irish band, the Poor Clares, will perform at the Crescent City’s second annual Irish Fest: New Orleans on Saturday Oct. 17, 2015, at the Kingsley House, 1600 Constance Street, deep in the heart of New Orleans’ Irish Channel. The Poor Clares are renowned... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/09/15

Sat, 10/10/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 I Want My Baby Back Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music Machine 02:36 Let Me Be Your Man 2015/10/9 22:01:25 2 Church Up In Here Monte Stephens 04:08 Soul Side 2015/10/9 22:04:18 ... Read more

Bywater Biennial Exhibit at New Orleans Arts Center

Thu, 10/08/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Saturday, October 10, the New Orleans Arts Center & Gallery (NOACG), a new 6,000 square foot space on St. Claude Ave., will celebrate the launch of an exhibit, Bywater Biennial, showcasing the work of 75 artists, both established and emerging, who are part of the eclecti... Read more

Jazz & Heritage Center hosts free fall concert series

Wed, 10/07/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Starting in October, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will host a series of free jazz concerts at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street). Tickets are free, but advance registration is required for each concert. Drummer Herlin Ri... Read more

Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony, "Swing Low"

Tue, 10/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony do "Swing Low." Recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin Street Station in March 2015. TOPSY CHAPMAN AND SOLID HARMONY - Swing Low from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. Read more

New music spotlight: Christian Scott

Tue, 10/06/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Christian Scott released his latest album, Stretch Music, in September. Partially recorded at the Parlor Studio in the Irish Channel, Scott takes contemporary jazz to higher heights with this combination release. The album is both a listening and learning experience, availa... Read more

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles 10/7-10/11

Mon, 10/05/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is here again, happening October 7-11 at Girard Park in Lafayette. This year's festival is a little extra special, as it commemorates 250 years of Acadians surviving and thriving in southern Louisiana. Since the first Acadians arrived here in F... Read more

Smoking Time Jazz Club live in Panama

Mon, 10/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Smoking Time Jazz Club brings New Orleans traditional jazz to Central America in this clip from the 2012 Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival in Boquete, Panama, located in the Chiriqui Highlands.  Read more

Spirits of Congo Square Playlist 10/04/15

Sun, 10/04/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Step Softly Bobby Ellis & Desmond Miles Seven 03:40 Derrick Harriott Rocksteady 1965 to 1968 - 10 Singles Set Pt. 1 2015/10/4 20:02:15 2 Blessings Lloyd Brown 01:05   201... Read more

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