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New Orleans Fringe Festival: Nov. 19-23

Wed, 11/19/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Fringe Festival, held each November, launches again tonight with a wide and varied selection of theater and performances. Fringe is a worldwide movement that was started in Scotland in 1947 when eight performing groups were excluded from the mainstream annua... Read more

Kid Thomas Band at Preservation Hall: "Tiger Rag" (1982)

Wed, 11/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
Kid Thomas Valentine's band performs "Tiger Rag" at Preservation Hall on May 17, 1982, shot by Alan Lomax, the great collector of 20th century American folk music, and his crew. Kid Thomas' career as a New Orleans band leader lasted some six decades, from the 1920s to the 1... Read more

Marc Stone Band, "Every Dog Got His Day"

Mon, 11/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ's Marc Stone pays tribute to his mentor Eddie Bo by covering the 1960 cut "Every Dog Got His Day" at the 2014 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. Catch him on 'OZ on "The Soul Serenade with Marc Stone" on Tuesdays from 2-4p at 90.7FM and wwoz.org.   Read more

Thank You, Team 'OZ!

Sun, 11/16/14
Authored by Maryse Déjean
Team WWOZ flourished in the Fall Classic 5K on Saturday, November 8!  We gathered 37 entrants, the third most among non-profit organizations, and won $750 from the Crescent City Fitness Foundation and its program of support to both Schools and Non-Profits.   We had the part... Read more

Block Party Playlist 11/15/14

Fri, 11/14/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Vibrations Dorothy Ashby 03:23 Afro-Harping 2014/11/15 18:02:21 2 Intenational Slackness Sam Carty & The Astronauts 03:38 International Slackness 2014/11/15 18:05:56... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/14/14

Fri, 11/14/14
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 The Terror The Sorcerers 03:56 Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities: An Introduction to ATA Records 2014/11/14 22:02:32 2 All That You Have Is Your Soul Tracy Chapman 05:16 Crossroa... Read more

Interview with vocalist Sarah Peterson of Smoking Time Jazz Club

Wed, 11/12/14
Authored by Carrie Hadler
New Orleans has a long and storied history of female musicians. One of the relatively recent additions to the city's current fantastic female jazz vocalist lineup, Sarah Peterson of the Smoking Time Jazz Club, sat down to chat about what it was like for her first coming to ... Read more

Doreen Ketchens, Three Songs at WWOZ

Wed, 11/12/14
Authored by David Stafford
"Queen Clarinet" Doreen Ketchens, Lawrence Ketchens and Paul Kemnitz perform a 20+ minute set of three songs at WWOZ during the Fall 2014 Membership Drive. The songs are: "This Train" "The House of the Rising Sun" - starts at 5:18 "Cabaret" - starts at 14:36 This set was ... Read more

Mia Borders, "Cry Me a River"

Tue, 11/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
Mia Borders, pictured above in the WWOZ studio last week as part of our Fall Membership Drive, reinvents Justin Timberlake's 2002 song "Cry Me a River." This is the first installment of her "15 Week Challenge, Part II": every Friday, she'll post a new video of her take on a... Read more

Bobby Rush, "Hoochie Koochie" Medley

Mon, 11/10/14
Authored by David Stafford
As Bobby Rush mentions in the opening of the video below, today (Novemember 10, 2014) is his 81st birthday. The video was recorded in HD with broadcast quality audio by WWOZ at the 2014 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival.   Read more

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