Maryse Dejean is the volunteer coordinator for WWOZ and current host of Wednesday afternoons' "Jazz from the French Market" from 4-7PM. A native of Haiti, Maryse moved to New Orleans in the early 1980s and began volunteering at WWOZ in 1991. She has enriched and preserved the musical heritage of the city ever since as a WWOZ volunteer, staff member, and as host of several programs, including Sunday nights' "What's New," "The Kitchen Sink" of new releases.
Listen to WWOZ broadcast live from the brand new Irvin Mayfield I Club in the JW Marriott Hotel on Canal Street. The Irvin Mayfield Band will be playing with The Roy Hargrove Quintet, as part of the Love Sessions, a fundraiser for twelve different charitable organizations.
From an old furniture warehouse on the corner of St. Roch and St. Claude to a modern building housing hollistic business and services, The Healing Center opens in the Bywater this weekend. It contains an arts performance space and a food co-op, among others, and Carrie Hadler talks to folks inside and around the ambitious project.
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.