STOP THE VIOLENCE
WWOZ continues to send healing prayers to our colleague Deborah Cotton, cultural activist, writer and founder of www.neworleansgoodgood.com, who was seriously wounded in the May 12 Mother's Day shooting and has a lengthy recovery ahead of her. Please donate directly to help Deb with her ongoing recovery costs.
WWOZ encourages everyone in New Orleans and around the world to continue to support our special New Orleans traditions, like second line parades, since they offer concrete positive alternatives to the culture of violence that is engulfing our community.
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Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, passed away on November 25, 2013, aged 49.
Big Chief Rody became chief of the Black Eagles, one of the oldest Uptown Mardi Gras Indian tribes, in 1981, succeeding his father, Percy "Big Chief Pete" Lewis.
Big Chief Rody was a featured lead vocalist on the 1998 album United We Stand, Divided We Fall and one of the original lead singers in the Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra.
Visitation will be held at the D.W. Rhodes Chapel, 3933 Washington Avenue in New Orleans, on Friday, December 6, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, and on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 8:00 a.m.
Funeral services will be held at D.W. Rhodes on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m, with a procession will follow.
Read Jay Mazza's obituary for Big Chief Rody in the New Orleans Advocate here.
New Generation Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Nkrumah Better Boys
Theme: "Last chance to dance"
Ms. Adrian Pogue
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Start Time 12:00 Noon
START: A.L. Davis Park, Washington and LaSalle Street.
Proceed up LaSalle St. to Second St. Take a left on Second St. to Magnolia St. and take a left on Magnolia St.
Brief Stop: 2603 Magnolia St. Continue up Magnolia St.
(STOP) Silky's Lounge to pick up Queen 2013 Ms. Adrian Pogue.
Proceed up Magnolia St. to Gen. Taylor, continue straight on Gen. Taylor to S. Claiborne Ave. Take a right on S. Claiborne Ave. to Toledano St., then take a left on Toledano to S. Rocheblave St., then take a right on S. Rocheblave to Washington Ave. to (STOP) Tapps Lounge
Continue on Washington Ave. to S. Galvez St. and take a left on S. Galvez to Martin Luther King Blvd.
(STOP) S and S Club (Queen Toast) given by NOLA Angels
Continue up MLK Blvd to Jackson Ave., take left on Jackson Ave. to Oretha Castle Haley Blvd to Philip St. Take a left on Philip St. to Baronne St. Take a right on Baronne St. to Washington Ave.
(STOP) Turning Point Lounge
Continue on Washington Ave to (STOP) Purple Rain Lounge
Proceed up Washington Ave to A.L. Davis Park
Thanks to the N.O. Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Norman Dixon Foundation, N.O. Task Force and all our supporters for joining in on our fun. Please leave your pets, problems, and weapons at home. We want to continue our culture without the violence or foolishness.
Stop the violence!
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Weekly Brass Band and Mardi Gras Indian Activities:
Sundays - Mardi Gras Indian Practice at the Green Room (400 N. Galvez) - 7pm
Sundays - Da Truth Brass Band at the Green Room (400 N. Galvez) - 9:30pm
Tuesdays - Rebirth Brass Band at the Maple Leaf (8316 Oak St) - 10pm
Wednesdays - TBC Brass Band with DJ Action Jackson at Celebrations Hall (1701 St. Bernard Ave) - 9pm
Wednesdays - Treme Brass Band at the Candlelight Lounge (925 N. Robertson St) - 9pm
Thursday - Hot 8 Brass Band at Young Men Olympians Hall (Josephine & Liberty) - 9pm
We will be listing more Mardi Gras Indian practices as they get started.