Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 11:59pm - Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 3:00am
In the 1980s, the audience for Louisiana music was a mere handful of hipsters fans. Music collector types. Louisiana music wasn't on radio or commercials or movie sound tracks. There was no "Treme." The local musicians we take for granted today were barely gigging in town much less touring.
Joseph S. Clark High School,once a highly regarded school in Tremé, has gone through changes over the last years. Zach Young talks to school officials, students, parents, and famous alumni regarding the impending future of the neighborhood school.
Summer got you down? Check out our Livewire music calendar listings, and enjoy the air conditioning and a cold drink at one of the hundreds of music venues in and around the New Orleans area. Like we say on the air, "Get out there and enjoy some live, local music!"
WWOZ looks forward as we commemorate the sixth anniversary of Katrina. We've compiled Katrina-related community events, along with a feature report by our community partner The Lens and audio documentaries by show host George Ingmire that pay homage to New Orleans cultural figures and icons that passed in the aftermath of Katrina.
Impress your friends with a fancy dessert from one of our favorite soul food restaurants in New Orleans, Dooky Chase. Dooky Chase may be better known for its homestyle fried chicken and lunchtime buffets, but this is something worth whipping up just for the "oohs" and "ahhs."