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Coconut Quatro Leche' Cake

Mon, 12/16/13
Authored by Big D
I prepared a cake for the desert table during the WWOZ holiday/birthday party last Friday. Many people expressed to me how much they enjoyed the cake, asked for the recipe and even offer to purchase one for an upcoming party. SO.... If you would like the recipe please email... Read more

Coconut Quatro Leche' Cake

Mon, 12/16/13
Authored by Big D
I prepared a cake for the desert table during the WWOZ holiday/birthday party last Friday. Many people expressed to me how much they enjoyed the cake, asked for the recipe and even offer to purchase one for an upcoming party. SO.... If you would like the recipe please email... Read more

Susan Cowsill, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"

Mon, 12/16/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Susan Cowsill with a raucous (and hilarious) rendition of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" on December 11, 2009 at Chickie Wah Wah, during the CD release party for Threadhead Records' A Very Threadhead Holiday compilation CD. That's Matt Perrine and Craig Klein on hor... Read more

Behind the Scenes with Anders Osborne

Fri, 12/13/13
Authored by David Stafford
In this short (3 min, 30 sec), beautifully produced piece from Yamaha Music Group, Anders Osborne talks about his life and music, his song writing process ("The songs are what's calling me"), and more. It was shot behind the scenes during an "All Access" photo shoot in Wash... Read more

Artifacts: 33 Years of WWOZ History in Images

Thu, 12/12/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Please join us on Thursday, December 5 and Saturday, December 7 to celebrate. On December 5, we'll be at the place where it all started, back in December of 1980: Tipitina's. And on Saturday, December 7, WWOZ and Kermit Ruffins i... Read more

Louisiana's 2014 Grammy Nominees

Tue, 12/10/13
Authored by David Stafford
Congratulations to Louisiana's 2014 Grammy nominees, listed below, led by double-nominee Allen Toussaint. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards happen on January 26, 2014. Allen Toussaint Best Americana Album: Songbook, and Best American Roots Song: "Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed" Bobby ... Read more

Holiday Music Video: Kermit Ruffins, "A Saints Christmas"

Mon, 12/09/13
Authored by David Stafford
In honor of the Saints big win last night, have a look at Kermit Ruffins, "A Saints Christmas", from his 2009 Have A Crazy Cool Christmas disc.     This is the second in a series of seasonal videos that we're calling "Holiday Music, WWOZ Style". Check out the whole YouTube ... Read more

New Music Video: Dumpstaphunk, "Dancin' to the Truth"

Fri, 12/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
From the press release accompanying Dumpstaphunk's new music video: "In support of their new full-length album, Dirty Word (July 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), Dumpstaphunk brings their heavy-hitting party funk to life for the first time on film, announcing the music vid... Read more

Guardians of the Groove: Wilbert Rawlins Jr.

Wed, 12/04/13
Authored by David Stafford
The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" aired on WWL-TV recently. WWOZ's Action Jackson talked with Landry Walker High School Band Director Wilbert Rawlins Jr. about the challenges of music education in New Orleans. Read more

WWOZ Flashback to 1983 above Tipitina's

Tue, 12/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Please join us on Thursday, December 5 and Saturday, December 7 to celebrate. On December 5, we'll be at the place where it all started, back in December of 1980: Tipitina's. And on Saturday, December 7, WWOZ and Kermit Ruffins i... Read more

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