A look back on Larry "Guy" Panna, one of the greatest drummers to ever come out of New Orleans. Panna is probably best known as a member of Willie Tee's New Orleans Project, the band that put the funk behind the first two recordings of the Wild Magnolias. Though he sadly passed away last year, his memory lives on.
Here's a chance to make your voice heard in the campaign to restore a Louisiana landmark. Find out how you can vote online for the New Canal Lighthouse to win rebuilding help from a company that is working to save historic lighthouses.
WWOZ wraps up four nights of broadcasting and blogging live from Denver during the Democratic National Convention with sister station KUVO. Tonight's broadcast starts at 7 p.m. with a special evening of jazz from the Dazzle nightclub
featuring three of Denver's favorite vocalists — Allan Harris, Carla Cook, and Rene Marie.
There used to be a restaurant in the French Quarter on Rue Chartres called Rita's. It was an old-style place with the windows opening to the street and lots of dark corners to snuggle into inside. They used to make this dish better than any other place, as their crusty fried eggplant topped with succulent crawfish tails in a creamy sauce was to die for. This dish is also offered at Jazz Fest by another vendor so if you only ever make to town for the festival, make it part of a lunch at the Fairgrounds.
WWOZ show hosts are taking advantage of the new playlist capabilities to make your listening experience richer and more interactive. Jamie Dell'Apa is one of our hosts who is taking the art of the playlist to a new level.
We're still workin' on making things better at the station.
Work has almost finished in our production room, and soon our engineers
will be able to do their thing while looking through a window to a brand-new live
Barbara Sparks, born Barbara Joiner on November 11th, 1943, died peacefully after a lengthy illness. Ms. Sparks was well known in the Mardi Gras Indian community and was inducted in the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame in 1999.