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Mother's Day with Irma Thomas

Thu, 05/05/16
Authored by Carrie
The Soul Queen of New Orleans, mother of four, headlines another Mother's Day celebration at the Audubon Zoo this Sunday, May 8. This is a day full of music, food, fun and family for moms and families of all ages. Ashley Sno opens, playing from 11:30-12p followed by Sweet C... Read more

Programming Department Reorganization

Wed, 05/04/16
Authored by Carrie
As part of WWOZ’s continuing effort to align staffing for the media world of 2016 and beyond, Scott Borne has been promoted to Director of Music. The semantic change from his previous title, Music Director, indicates that his duties now extend to supervision of music across... Read more

New music spotlight: Professor Longhair

Tue, 05/03/16
Authored by Carrie
"There have been any number of official and semi-official 'live' Professor Longhair recordings issued since the pianist’s untimely passing in 1980, but this record offers incontrovertible evidence of the power and drive of the mid-70s edition of Fess’s band with Billy Grego... Read more

Give NOLA Day

Tue, 05/03/16
Authored by David Stafford
It's Give NOLA Day!GiveNOLA Day is the community's one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who are creating a thriving community for all.If you're giving today to a nonprofit today, consider giving to WWOZ.Here's the link. Read more

Photo Highlights from Jazz Fest second weekend

Mon, 05/02/16
Authored by Carrie
Here are a few of our favorite photos from the second weekend of Jazz Fest 2016! Check out even more in our full Flickr photostream. Read more

Piano Night photo highlights

Mon, 05/02/16
Authored by Carrie
Our 28th Piano Night happened on Monday, April 25, 2016. Longtime WWOZ programming director Dwayne Breashears was named a WWOZ Guardian of the Groove, an honor bestowed on those who play a significant role in preserving and enhancing the culture of New Orleans. This was part o... Read more

2016 Bayou Boogaloo

Mon, 05/02/16
Authored by Carrie
The 11th annual Bayou Boogaloo is coming May 20-22! This free 3-day family-friendly music and arts festival was started in 2005 and is held on the banks of Bayou St. John. It features live music, a huge variety of food vendors, an arts market, and athletics. There is a kids te... Read more

BILL'S 2016 JAZZ FEST PICKS - DAY VII

Sun, 05/01/16
Authored by Bill DeTurk
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet.  While yesterday did not end on a great note, we have one more day to stage a great finish ... Read more

Jazz Fest Live Broadcast, May 1

Sun, 05/01/16
Authored by David Stafford
Here's our Jazz Fest live broadcast plan for today, Sunday, May 111:30a-12:30p playback of Terence Blanchard f/the E-Collective from Sunday, April 241-2p playback of The Garifuna Collective Band from Sunday, April 242:45-3:40p The Mashup w/Ike Stubblefield, Terence Higgins,... Read more

Jazz Fest April 30: Remaining Programming Cancelled Due Severe Weather

Sat, 04/30/16
Authored by David Stafford
Due to severe weather conditions, the remaining programming for today at Jazz Fest has been cancelled.Here's our Jazz Fest live broadcast plan for today, Saturday, April 30.11:15: Live Acoustic Performance: Trouble Nation Mardi Gras Indians12:00-1:00: Playback Recording: Pr... Read more

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