On Saturday, June 27th, Sean O’Meara was presented with an appreciation award on behalf of the local Irish and Celtic community. The surprise ceremony was a part of the monthly “ceili” or dance held at the Deutsches Haus in New Orleans. They kicked off the festivities with traditional Irish folk music accompanied by dancing and - what else? - beer.
After the passing of Miss Antoinette K-Doe, the future of the Mother In Law Lounge (dedicated to the legacy of Ernie K-Doe) was in question. But Antoinette’s daughter, Betty Fox, wants the world to know that the Lounge is back in action after a brief hiatus and has very important fundraiser event coming up — and she needs some helping hands to make it a success.
Join us Wednesday night July 1st from 10:00 p.m. to midnight as we Celebrate the lives of Ernie and Miss Antoinette K-Doe.
With the 4th of July and Ernie K-Doe Day approaching we want to remember Ernie and Ms. Antoinette on the upcoming anniversary of Ernie's passing into immortality on July 5, 2001 and Ms. Antoinette's passing on Mardi Gras day Feburary 24th of this year.
The Voodoo Experience has just announced the 2009 lineup of performers for all three stages. The big national headliners are on Le Ritual Stage, but there are plenty of top local New Orleans acts on Le Flambeau and Le Carnival Stages too. The exact schedule hasn't been released yet, but we'll let ya know when it happens.
In our "Yeah, You Right!" interview series, we toss 20 rapid-fire questions at some of the New Orleans music scene's brightest stars. Some of their answers will surprise you, so sit back and enjoy the ride!
This week, we visit Mid-City Lanes Rock 'N Bowl, a bowling alley with a stage and a whole lot of history. We'll preview some upcoming gigs while also taking a walk down memory lane with John Blancher, the owner of the Rock 'N Bowl.
Michael Jackson, the "King of Pop" passed away today at the age of 50. Although he will no doubt be remembered by many for the controversies surrounding his appearance and incidents at his Neverland Ranch, his music stands as a lasting contribution to American culture, and his humanitarian efforts have enriched the lives of many around him.
In the performers booth, tucked away in the corner of the Deutsches Haus at 200 S Galvez St, the words “Exactly Ten Minutes Too Late” printed boldly on a red Fuchsia Band T-shirt defied casual comprehension.
Great food and great music — that’s what New Orleans is all about.
Every day, WWOZ serves up a 24/7 platter of Jazz, Blues, and Cajun music, with side orders of Funk and Latin and some lagniappe thrown in for good measure. We dish it out from our studios and deliver it live from many of your favorite festivals. But we can only do it with your help!