Spend some time this MLK Day and listen to King's words in his own voice in these speeches. The images are old, grainy, and lack the crystaline sharpness of HD, but Dr. King's message still rings as clear as a bell.
The Special Housing & Human Needs Committee meeting set for today, Jan 17, is cancelled, and the current ordinance will be withdrawn. A new version of the ordinance will be presented at the next Housing & Human Needs Committee meeting on Jan 27. Therefore, per MACCNO, today's rally at 11am outside City Hall will still go on as scheduled.
The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV last night (Jan 16). WWOZ's Jellyroll Justice talked with master teacher and legendary jazz singer Germaine Bazzle at Snug Harbor, about the origins of her singing style and the joy of teaching students.
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:00pm - Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 12:00am
Join us this week on the Rhythm Room. Special guest DJ Daniel Phillips author of the great Louisiana music blog "Home Of The Groove"( homeofthegroove.blogspot.com/) will be stopping by with lots of rare vinyl 45's of New Orleans soul & funk.
Erica Falls stars in this week's edition of Thursday Night Swingin', a concert series from WWOZ and Prime Example that allows patrons to enjoy legends of modern New Orleans jazz in an intimate, neighborhood lounge setting.
Our favorite public station in Seattle posted this video the other day: Hurray for the Riff Raff performing live in the KEXP studio, recorded last October. It's a four-song set ("Look Out Mama", "The Body Electric", "Crash On The Highway", and "The New San Francisco Bay Blues"), including tunes from the new album Small Town Heroes.
This week we collide new and old music, all locally recorded, performed by artists Theresa Andersson, Treme Brass Band, The Dynamites, and more. In addition to the music, we visit Libra Lagrone at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to talk about the element of storytelling in their “Ogden after Hours." We also meet with Neil Barclay, the new executive director of the Contemporary Arts Center, to talk about the special live performance programming of this season.
Several local organization join forces to put on a MLK Birthday Party for Children. The program will include a historical presentation by local Freedom Rider Dodie Smith-Simmons (pictured at left), a Jazz performance, music tribute by Big Chief Brian Nelson, complimentary books for children, and birthday/King Cake.