Last month, Yale University and the Library of Congress made over 170,000 photographs from across the United States available for browsing through a new program called Photogrammar. The photos were taken from 1935 to 1945 by photographers commissioned by the U.S. Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information to document life during the Great Depression and World War II.
On Monday, October 13 at 8p at Café Istanbul, some of New Orleans’ best musicians are coming together to throw MaCCNO’s Second Anniversary Benefit Party. The lineup includes John Boutte, Glen David Andrews, Cyril Neville, James Singleton and many more. 'OZ will be there, live broadcasting and video streaming.
It's that time of the year! The 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival will take place October 17-19 down at Lafayette Square. The event is presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation, and this year's lineup includes Los Lobos, Joe Louis Walker, and Bobby Rush (Left) among others. WWOZ will be doing a live broadcast and video streaming large parts of this event.
Jamaican music legend Jimmy Cliff, who'll be performing Monday at the HOB New Orleans, does two songs ("You Can Get It If You Really Want" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now") live in 2011 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, a five-day music festival held near Pilton, Somerset, England.
Dr. John and the Lower 911, joined by Donald Harrison on sax, do a ten-and-a-half minute version of "Goin' Back To New Orleans", recorded August 13, 2006 at the Newport Jazz Festival. The title track from a 1992 release by Dr John, "Goin' Back To New Orleans" was originally cut in the 1950s by Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers.