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Why Support WWOZ?

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
OZ's founders, Jerry and Walter Brock, knew a good thing when they heard it. The brothers set out to share New Orleans culture with the world, and it is this passion that keeps 'OZ alive. From the swampy city and across the globe, WWOZ is your 24 hour listener-supported, vo... Read more

And It's ON! 'OZ's Fall 2013 Pledge Party Happening Now

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Fall 2013 edition of our Membership Drive kicks off today and runs through November 15. Our Pledge Parties are great times to hear one-of-a-kind performances by the brightest stars in the New Orleans music universe. Early on today, we're planning on having the Dukes of ... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest, 3: Buckwheat Zydeco

Sun, 11/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest 2014 happens April 25 - May 4, which means even the second weekend is less than six month away. So let's do one "Jonesin' for JF Video": Buckwheat Zydeco does "Hard To Stop" on the Acura Stage at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.   Read more

The New Orleans Nightingales at the Voodoo Music Experience 2012

Thu, 10/31/13
Authored by David Stafford
The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience happens tomorrow through Sunday (Nov 1-3) on four stages in City Park, with a lineup that includes mega-rock bands like Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails, as well as local acts like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, CC Adcock & the Lafayet... Read more

Highlights: Battle of the Brass Bands, 2013

Tue, 10/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
Last Saturday, October 26, four bands, TBC Brass Band, New Breed, New Creations and the Original Pinettes, battled it out under the Claiborne Bridge in the Red Bull Street Kings showcase and competition, in which "Bands are challenged to demonstrate their ability to incorpo... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest 2: The Food

Tue, 10/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a couple of short videos on Jazz Fest food vendors, wittily dubbed "Jazz Fest Cui-Scenes". In the first video, Wanda Walker from Love at First Bite/Walkers Barbecue breaks down the preparation of one of Jazz Fest's best-loved foods, the Cochon de Lait Po-Boy.     Th... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest 1: Allen Toussaint "Party Goin' On"

Sun, 10/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest 2014 happens April 25 - May 4, which means it's less than 6 months away! If you're jonesin' for Jazz Fest too, here's the first of several posts to tide you over: Allen Toussaint performing "Party Goin' On" on the Acura Stage in 2007. Enjoy! Read more

Photos: Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

Wed, 10/23/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival this past weekend featured local artists alongside some good fashioned barbeque as well as other delicious delights. We ate, we danced, we're still full.  See the gallery below for pictures from this year's event.   Read more

Khris Royal & Dark Matter, "Funkin In Denial" in the Jam Van

Wed, 10/23/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's what the Jam in the Van folks had to say about a night last summer, when they parked on Frenchmen St. and shot this video of Khris Royal & Dark Matter performing "Funkin in Denial": "The freaks and all else were out. George Porter Jr. was getting prepped to go full-o... Read more

Thumbs Up for the Jimmie Rodgers Museum

Mon, 10/21/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Cooped up in Meridian, Mississippi is one of Country music's most historic landmarks, the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. It preserves things near and dear to Jimmie like his faithful traveling suitcase, letters to his family, and one of the world's most valuable guitars-- his origi... Read more

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