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Food of the Day: Crawfish Enchiladas

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day for day 2 of Jazz Fest, the Crawfish Enchiladas.     Read more

Yesterday & Today at Jazz Fest, Saturday, April 26

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
    136 photos from yesterday at Jazz Fest. And, just for the heck of it, 49 more.   Today at Jazz Fest: WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 11:20 - 12:20, Economy Hall Tent, Shotgun Jazz Band 12:20-1:10, Jazz Tent, Geoff Clapp 1:50- 2:50, Economy Hall Tent, Treme Brass Band ... Read more

Talking Heads, Live in Rome, 1980

Sat, 04/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your weekend viewing pleasure, check out the Talking Heads, recorded live at Palaeur Arena in Rome, December 18, 1980. This extrodinary show features the band's full "Afro-Funk Orchestra" lineup and future King Crimson frontman Adrien Belew on guitar. The restless camer... Read more

Ruben Blades at Jazz Fest

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Panamanian salsa singer, songwriter, actor, Latin jazz musician, and activist, Rubèn Blades plays Jazz Fest today; before his set, he was interviewed on the Allison Miner Stage. Charming and funny, Blades discussed song writing, creating a balance between story-telling and ... Read more

Food of the Day: Cajun Duck Po-Boy

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today: Cajun Duck Po-Boy We're off to a great start with our first food of the day, the Cajun Duck Po-Boy.     Read more

What's Happening Today at Jazz Fest, Friday, April 25

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's some of what's going on today at Jazz Fest. WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 12:20-1:10, Jazz Tent, Alexey Marti & Urban Minds 1:30 – 2:20, Jazz Tent, Roger Lewis Baritone Bliss 4:25-5:40, Economy Hall, Tent Tricia Boutte and Paul Longstreth present Norway’s Gumbo 5:4... Read more

BILL'S 2014 JAZZFEST PICKS DAY I

Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  Good Morning Music Lovers!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year; no Andy Williams, not Christmas, Day 1 of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet! My hot picks – If you are feeling Latin, start off wit... Read more

Tonight: WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove on WWL-TV

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Tonight at 10 pm on WWL-TV's news show, it's the next in the series of WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove. This time, our own Dwayne Breashears interviews the legendary Ellis Marsalis, music educator and patriarch of one of the most famous and accomplished families in New Orlea... Read more

Marcia Ball, "That's How It Goes"

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out WWOZ Piano Night artist Marcia Ball playing at locales all over Austin in this deftly edited video. Here's how its producers describe it: "We filmed Marcia's performances at the pianos around Austin and then edited the footage to keep the integrity of the song's t... Read more

Lucinda Williams, "Drunken Angel", 1998

Mon, 04/21/14
Authored by David Stafford
"Drunken Angel", Lucinda Williams' tribute to the late Texas singer/songwriter Blaze Foley, appears on her Car Wheels on a Gravel Road album. Below, she performs the song in December 1998 for Austin City Limits.   Read more

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