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Even More Love Notes from Our Listeners!

Fri, 03/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
One of our favorite parts of Membership Drives is hearing from our listeners around the world, who are invited to share their comments about the station when they contribute and help us guard the groove. Here's a sampling: Thank you for broadcasting the spirit of New Orleans... Read more

Photos: Day 10 2014 Spring Membership Drive

Fri, 03/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
Photos from an awesome Day 9 of our Spring Pledge Party: Stooges Brass Band, Charmaine Neville, Tom Scanton, Casandra Faulconer and more. Read more

Photos: Day 9 2014 Spring Membership Drive

Thu, 03/27/14
Authored by David Stafford
Photos from an awesome Day 9 of our Spring Pledge Party: Irma Thomas, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, and the Brad Walker Quintet. Read more

Etta James and Dr. John, "I'd Rather Go Blind" 1987

Wed, 03/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
BB King introduces Etta James for a blazing rendition of her classic "I'd Rather Go Blind", a duet with Doctor John, on a 1987 televised concert entitled A Blues Session: BB King And Friends. The first 2 min, 30 sec is all Etta, then Dr John comes out and it's on!   Read more

Photos: Day 8 2014 Spring Membership Drive

Wed, 03/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
Photos of Day 8 of our Spring Pledge Party: Alex McMurray, Chuck Credo IV, and John Gros. Read more

Jazz Fest Cubes!

Tue, 03/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest Cubes are out.  Check out the daily lineups here. Check out photo highlights from last year's Fest: Read more

Congratulations to Your 2014 Class Got Brass Champs: St Augs

Tue, 03/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
From the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation held its third annual Class Got Brass competition – an opportunity for Louisiana high schools and middle schools to compete for more than $30,000 worth of instruments – on Sunday, Ma... Read more

Photos: Day 7 2014 Spring Membership Drive

Tue, 03/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Photos of Day 7 of our Spring Pledge Party: Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives, Ingrid Lucia, and Christian Scott. Read more

The Willerm Delisfort Group in Port-au-Prince

Mon, 03/24/14
Authored by Maryse Déjean
Here's the third installment of our report from the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival. In this installment, the focus is on the Willerm Delisfort Group. Check out the pictures, video, and interview. Read more

More Love Notes from Our Listeners!

Mon, 03/24/14
Authored by David Stafford
One of our favorite parts of Membership Drives is hearing from our listeners around the world, who are invited to share their comments about the station when they contribute and help us guard the groove. Here's a sampling: Like to thank Miss Sally for warming my heart on t... Read more

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