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2016 Bayou Boogaloo

Mon, 05/02/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
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

5 things to know for 4/29

Sat, 04/30/16
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 April 29, 2016-- so much ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/29/16

Sat, 04/30/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Turn on Your Love Light Lonnie Mack 02:12 Memphis Wham! 2016/4/29 22:01:48 2 People Get Ready Chambers Brothers 03:53 The Time Has Come 2016/4/29 22:04:25 3 A... Read more

Jazz Fest Live Broadcast, April 29

Fri, 04/29/16
Authored by David Stafford
Here's our Jazz Fest live broadcast plan for today, Friday, April 29. 11:20 - 12:05: Derek Douget from the Jazz Tent  1:45 - 2:40: Lilian Boutte and Gumbo Z'herbes from the Economy Hall Tent 3:00 - 3:35: John Boutte from the Jazz Tent   4:20 - 5:35: Joe Lovano US Five from... Read more

Big Freedia At Collision 2016

Thu, 04/28/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
While I have occasionally been called a boozer, a schmoozer I am not. So I admit that when I attended Collision 2106, the massive technology networking conference hosted in New Orleans between the two weekends of Jazz Fest, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Collision 201... Read more

BILL'S 2016 JAZZ FEST PICKS - DAY IV

Thu, 04/28/16
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.  I hope you all caught up on your rest because it’s Locals Day, the kickoff to weekend numb... Read more

New music spotlight: Leroy Jones

Wed, 04/27/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"The mission of the Leroy Jones Quintet is to expose audiences everywhere to the authentic music of New Orleans; the music of Louis Armstrong, Buddy Bolden, Danny Barker and all the other greats who have helped create the rich gumbo that is the sound of New Orleans while pu... Read more

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