WWOZ works to bring the sounds of New Orleans to the world. This summer, we're heading to the Midwest and the East Coast to do just that with two special events featuring some of the best acts in New Orleans today.
The Andrew Duhon Trio performs "Sidestep Your Grave" from the 2013 album The Moorings. This is fresh stuff: it was recorded last week (June 3, 2015) at Music City Roots live from The Factory in Nashville.
The West Bank gets in on the live music action starting June 10 with the return of Wednesdays On The Point at Algiers Point. These free shows begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm each Wednesday starting in June and running through July. The stage is set up right at the ferry landing, easily accessible from both the New Orleans Ferry and Chalmette Ferry.
'Tis the season for Creole tomatoes! The Creole Tomato Festival hits the French Market this weekend. The true stars of the festival (pictured) will be arriving along with farmers from the areas surrounding New Orleans.
The New Orleans Film Society and Create Louisiana recently made an announcement that will benefit local filmmakers. Through a partnership with Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, there is a $50,000 grant for a local filmmaking team coming in 2016. The winning team will be expected to create a short film, with the result showing at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival.