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Congratulations Team 'OZ!

Sat, 05/10/14
Authored by Maryse Déjean
Team WWOZ Rollicks On! Team 'OZ raised $14,075 through participation in this year’s Crescent City Classic on April 19! This is almost twice our 2013 total. The After-Party! Wednesday, April 23, four days after Team WWOZ rolled into its record-setting totals for participants ... Read more

Mia Borders, "Forget My Name"

Fri, 05/09/14
Authored by David Stafford
Brand new for your Friday viewing pleasure: Mia Borders on the Cabrini Bridge over Bayou St John in Mid-City.   Read more

Sasha Masakowski and Cliff Hines, Three Songs at the Kennedy Center

Wed, 05/07/14
Authored by David Stafford
Sasha Masakowski sang on the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center in DC last November, with guitarist Cliff Hines in the art-rock project "Cliff & Sasha". According to Masakowski's web site, they have recorded an album to be released in the fall of 2014.   "A to Z":   "Sa... Read more

Jazz Fest 2014 Daily Photo Highlights

Mon, 05/05/14
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest 2014 Daily Photo Highlights   Sunday, May 4 | Saturday, May 3 Friday, May 2 | Thursday, May 1 Sunday, April 27 | Saturday, April 26 Friday, April 25     Read more

Guardians of the Groove 6: Ellis Marsalis and Dwayne Breashears

Mon, 05/05/14
Authored by David Stafford
The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV last night (April 22). Piano legend Ellis Marsalis sat down with WWOZ's Dwayne Breashears.    About "Guardians of the Groove": WWOZ has partnered with WWL-TV to recogni... Read more

Food of the Day: Crawfish Bisque

Sun, 05/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day for the last day of Jazz Fest, Crawfish Bisque from Lil Dizzy's.     Read more

BILL'S 2014 jAZZ FEST PICKS DAY VII

Sun, 05/04/14
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.  I hope you have had a spectacular 2 weeks and paced your partying; one more great day ah... Read more

Yesterday and Today at Jazz Fest, Sunday, May 4

Sun, 05/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
Photo highlights from yesterday at Jazz Fest.   Today at Jazz Fest:   WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 12:15-1:00, Calvin Johnson from the Jazz Tent 1:20-2:10, Jesse McBride presents the Next Generation from the Jazz Tent 5:30-4:55, Aaron Neville from the Blues Tent Today's co... Read more

Lillian Boutte at Jazz Fest

Sat, 05/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Lillian Boutte, New Orleans ex-pat chanteuse, visited the Allison Miner Jazz & Heritage Stage for an interview and a few songs (accompanied by Detroit Brooks). Among the things she talked about: Her first tour of Sweden with Allen Toussaint. Her musical influences, who in... Read more

Food of the Day: Ya Ka Mein

Sat, 05/03/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day for day 6 of Jazz Fest, Ya Ka Mein (New Orleans-style beef noodle soup) from Miss Linda's.     Read more

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