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5 things to know for 5/20

Sat, 05/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending May 20, 2016: 1) It's Ba... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/20/16

Sat, 05/21/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Walking Papers BOOKER T. JONES 03:14 The Road From Memphis 2016/5/20 22:01:10 2 Poor Wayfaring Stranger Shelton Kilby 04:20 Good God! Apocryphal Hymns 2016/5/20 22:04:33 ... Read more

New music spotlight: Davell Crawford

Tue, 05/17/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Davell Crawford is known as the "Piano Prince of New Orleans," and with good reason. He is one of the torchbearers of the great New Orleans piano tradition and has a very healthy dose of respect for those who came before. On April 15, Crawford released Piano In The Vaults, ... Read more

5 things to know for 5/13

Fri, 05/13/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending May 13, 2016: 1) Summert... Read more

Radiooooo

Thu, 05/12/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Our senses and memories have the power to transport and recreate unique feelings and sensibilities based on smell, sight, or sound. Radiooooo.com, an awesome new website, allows users to pick a country and decade (20th and 21st centuries only) and the site will then transpo... Read more

Tank & the Bangas, "The Bradys"

Wed, 05/11/16
Recorded live by WWOZ Video at Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans on January 23, 2016 following Krewe du Vieux. Read more

Tank & the Bangas, "The Bradys"

Wed, 05/11/16
Recorded live by WWOZ Video at Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans on January 23, 2016 following Krewe du Vieux.   Read more

New music spotlight: The Spirit of Fi-Yi-Yi & the Mandingo Warriors

Tue, 05/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
At a time of emotional crisis, the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi visited Victor Harris to lift his heart and offer him direction. After 18 years “running flag” with the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indians, he departed the gang led by the highly respected Chief Allison 'Tootie' Montan... Read more

John Doyle and Ashley Davis Land At The Whirlybird

Sun, 05/08/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
For lovers of Celtic music, the name John Doyle is synonymous with Celtic music at its very best. This Thursday, on May 12, 2016, Celtic music lovers will have the rare chance to catch both John Doyle and up-coming contemporary Celtic singer-songwriter Ashley Davis at The ... Read more

NOLA Veggie Fest Features Food, Speakers, Music

Sun, 05/08/16
Authored by Mark LaMaire
The Lousiana Humane Society will host Veggie Fest on May 7 & 8 featuring vegetarian food offerings from some of New Orleans best chefs.  There will also be music from a variety of local acts and talks from chefs, nutritionists and wellness experts.  It will be held at Kings... Read more

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