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Mother's Day with Irma Thomas

Sat, 05/09/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Audubon Zoo is hosting a special fete for mothers, and Irma Thomas is headlining! Mother to four children herself, Thomas will take the stage at the Zoo at 2:30pm on Sunday for a special 90-minute set that's geared towards mothers and full of personal anecdotes. Entry is fr... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/08/15

Sat, 05/09/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the Rhythm Room Playlist for 05/08/15. Read more

Albert Collins, "If Trouble Was Money" 1990

Fri, 05/08/15
Authored by David Stafford
Can you say "Blues masterpiece"? Check out the Master of the Telecaster, the late great Albert Collins (d. 1993), in a 1990 performance of "If Trouble Was Money." From Leona, Texas, Collins was introduced to the guitar by his older cousin: Lightnin' Hopkins.  Read more

Trumpet Black: In His Own Words

Thu, 05/07/15
Authored by David Stafford
Before his sad, untimely death last week, Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill was collaborating with film maker James Demaria on a documentary. The videos below consist of clips recorded for that project. They are little tough to watch in places, but definitely worth 15 minutes of ... Read more

WWOZ Presents "Marley" 5/10 at Indywood

Wed, 05/06/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ has partnered with Indywood Cinema for a series of music documentaries on the second Sunday of each month this spring. This month's feature is "Marley," showing on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 7:00pm. "Marley" is, of course, all about music innovator Bob Marley. First relea... Read more

Feufollet, "Tired of Your Tears"

Wed, 05/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Feufollet, the Cajun/Americana quintet from Lafayette, does "Tired of Your Tears" from the 2015 album Two Universes (now available on vinyl).  According to band member Kelli Jones-Savoy this video is "a comical view of a day in the life of a photographer who is simply fed u... Read more

Piano Night 2015 Photo Highlights

Wed, 05/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a few of our favorite photos from Piano Night, which happened on Monday, April 27. For many more photos, click here: PIANO NIGHT PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS.Nigel Hall. Photo by Kichea S. Burt.Conun Pappas.. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. Read more

Recently during the Friday Morning Set, May 1, 2015, 6 to 9 a.m...

Tue, 05/05/15
Authored by Raymond Kent
Playlist for The Soul Ride, May 1st, 2015 Read more

Zydeco "Beast of Burden" at Festival International de Louisiane

Mon, 05/04/15
Authored by David Stafford
A uniquely zydeco take on the 1978 Rolling Stones hit "Beast of Burden" at last month's Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette. The video is credited to "Buckwheat Zydeco & Friends" but the legendary Stanley Dural makes only a brief cameo at the end. The players a... Read more

Stay Connected: WWOZ on Social Media

Mon, 05/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ is on a variety of social media networks. Follow, like, tweet, share, pin, and join in any and all other forms of interacting with us! Read more

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