Journalist Bill Sasser reports on the current efforts of New Orleans-based Hope for Haitian Children and its director, Marie- Jose Poux a year after the earthquake. As Jazz Fest rolls around, New Orleanians with ties to Haiti bring aid to Haiti and work to promote Haitian culture and music at this year's festival.
Louisiana residents have an exciting opportunity to trick out their cars and support ‘OZ with the WWOZ Guardian of the Groove Louisiana prestige license plate. Introduced to the LA House by State Rep. Jared Brosset, the 'OZ plate is good for two years, and a large portion of the proceeds goes directly to funding WWOZ programs. Help us get to our goal of 907 plates out on the roads by December 31st!
A traditional King Cake is circular in shape to represent a crown, and decorated with sugar tinted in the classic Carnival colors---green, gold, and purple, symbolizing faith, power, and justice. If you're tired of eating grocery store King Cake and want a great recipe to use as a jumping off point (cherry cream cheese with pecans, anyone?) try this out.
HBO’s Treme hosted the 2nd Annual “My Darlin’ New Orleans” Auction and Celebrity Gala and raised over $100,000 to be split by The Roots of Music and the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation. Check out photo highlights from the evening's celebration.