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Rhythm Room Playlist 05/13/15

Fri, 06/12/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Comin' home baby Fred Ramirez 02:59 Warner 7044 2015/6/12 22:03:58 2 04 Have A Talk With God (with Stevie Wonder) The Blind Boys 04:10   2015/6/12 22:07:17 3 ... Read more

Smoking Time Jazz Club, "New Orleans Bump" in City Park

Thu, 06/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
Smoking Time Jazz Club performs Jelly Roll Morton's 1926 composition "New Orleans Bump" at The Music Box last April in City Park. The Music Box was a musical installation presented by the Helis Foundation which hosted orchestral performances, artist talks, educational works... Read more

Beat the Heat at summer festivals

Wed, 06/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
There's no shortage of summer fun in New Orleans. With so many great outdoor events in June, July, August, and September, and an average high temperature hovering just above 90 degrees during those months, it's imperative to keep your cool in the sun and crowds. Here are yo... Read more

This Summer: WWOZ Brings New Orleans Music to the World

Wed, 06/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ works to bring the sounds of New Orleans to the world. This summer, we're heading to the Midwest and the East Coast to do just that with two special events featuring some of the best acts in New Orleans today. On June 19-21, we'll be onhand at the Bayou Boogaloo in Nor... Read more

Andrew Duhon Trio, "Sidestep Your Grave"

Tue, 06/09/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Andrew Duhon Trio performs "Sidestep Your Grave" from the 2013 album The Moorings. This is fresh stuff: it was recorded last week (June 3, 2015) at Music City Roots live from The Factory in Nashville.  Read more

Wednesdays on the Point

Tue, 06/09/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The West Bank gets in on the live music action starting June 10 with the return of Wednesdays On The Point at Algiers Point. These free shows begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm each Wednesday starting in June and running through July. The stage is set up right at the ferry l... Read more

Trombone Shorty, "St. James Infirmary" at the White House

Mon, 06/08/15
Authored by David Stafford
Trombone Shorty performs "St. James Infirmary" at In Performance at the White House: Red, White, and Blues accompanied by the White House band featuring Booker T. The performance was recorded in February 2012; other performers included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Keb' Mo', Mick J... Read more

Creole Tomato Fest this weekend

Mon, 06/08/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
'Tis the season for Creole tomatoes! The Creole Tomato Festival hits the French Market this weekend. The true stars of the festival (pictured) will be arriving along with farmers from the areas surrounding New Orleans. Fleshing the fest out will be music on three stages, fo... Read more

Block Party Playlist 06/06/15

Sat, 06/06/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the Block Party Playlist for 06/06/15. Read more

World Journey Playlist 06/06/15

Sat, 06/06/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the World Journey Playlist for 06/06/15. Read more

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