John, from Queensland, Australia, is our winner of the 2011 Swamp Shop contest! Playing a washboard in his photo (we've got one with a ukelele, too), he gets a $25 credit at the Swamp Shop! Check out the slideshow of submissions, from England, Antarctica and all across the U.S.!
The 'OZ Outreach Krewe will be in full effect at Culture Collision 3, a celebration to kick off the 2011-2012 cultural season on Wednesday, September 7! We'll be at the Collision with a table, where you can show us your support and become a new or renewing member! We'll also have coupons, drawings, and we'll be there to answer all your questions!
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.