What's the Crude Step 2-Step? Find out on August 25th when the Louisiana Bucket Brigade hosts a Dance-A-Thon at Cafe Istanbul from 2pm to 2 am. Rally a team and head on down to raise money for this fantastic organization. There will be dance classes - from salsa to hip hop to second line - every hour, music by the Stooges Brass Band, food & prizes. Rest up, it's a Dance-A-Thon!
In the months following the failure of the federal levee system in New Orleans, a group of 31 community radio stations from around the world lent a much-needed hand as WWOZ struggled to stay on the air. WWOZ salutes this group of stations — now affectionately called the Katrina Network — for embodying the true spirit of community radio.
August 29, 2013 marks the 8th anniversary of Katrina's landfall in southeast Louisiana, the subsequent collapse of the flood protection system, and the ensuing Federal Flood. Let's take a moment to reflect on both what we lost, and on how far we've come, since that catastrophic day.
It's been seven years since Hurricane Katrina careened through New Orleans. WWOZ General Manager David Freedman reflects on the city's recovery in the aftermath of the levee failure as we remember the storm.
Looking for the perfect summer culinary labor of love? Try this rich and creamy dish nuanced with lemon and mint. This recipe is courtesy of Stephanie Jane Carter and OKRA Magazine, from the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.
Tune in from noon to 1pm for a bunch of great music produced/engineered/recorded/performed on by Mike Mayeux. The inspiration for this hour comes from a very loving music community who are raising money for Mike's medical expenses. More information at Mike Mayeux's Heart.
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On this week’s program, we hear the sounds of everyone from Theresa Andersson to Big Sam's Funky Nation to the Treme Brass Band, as well as interviews with Libra Lagrone of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Joe Baker of Longue Vue House and Gardens.
School is getting back into swing – can you believe it? Classes start in Jefferson Parish on August 9 and some Orleans Parish schools begin the next week. Well, that’s a sign that Fall is approaching and for Cajun and Zydeco music fans, there are some good festivals and music coming up in September. You may want to get these on your calendar now.
New Orleans celebrated Louis Armstrong's 111th birthday at Satchmo SummerFest 2012 with music, dancing, second lines, fantastic umbrellas, and fabulous weather! WWOZ photographers were there to capture the spirit of the festival and we've assembled this gallery of our favorite moments.