'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2007

'OZone Newsletter

A Letter from WWOZ General Manager David Freedman

Spring has sprung in the Crescent City, and our Spring on-air membership drive begins Monday morning! You can help us get a head start on our goal by making your pledge now. Everyone who pledges by March 18 will receive a cool "Music to the Bone" bandanna in addition to any thank you gifts selected. If you have already made a pledge, thank you.

Our theme for the membership drive is "What is New Orleans?" like the song by New Orleans trumpeteer, singer, songwriter extraordinaire, Kermit Ruffins. Kermit will be with us to close out the drive on Wednesday, March 28th, during Judy Wood's "Jazz from the Market." You don't want to miss it!

Other special guests joining us in-studio during membership drive include Irma Thomas, Slewfoot and Cary B, Joe Krown, The Tin Men, Gradoux, Sol Fiya, John Gross, Big Daddy O, Betty Shirley, students from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), The Blacknotes and more.

Happy St. Patty's Day to you! Celebrate by tuning in to "Music from the Glen" with Sean O'Meara, Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. central time, and dancing a little jig!

Yours in cabbages & cannolis,

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David Freedman
General Manager


Piano NightPiano Night

WWOZ's annual Piano Night has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans from all over the world.

Held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends, New Orleans' best piano players tickle the ivories to benefit WWOZ. A night that goes on forever, with one legend after another, Piano Night is an event you won't want to miss this Jazz Fest.

When: Monday, April 30, 2007
Where: House of Blues

Help us honor the great New Orleans Piano tradition. Read more about Piano Night and get your tickets today.


What is New Orleans?

Second lining at Jazz Fest waving your WWOZ "Music to the Bone" bandanna in the air like you just don't care! Make your pledge before midnight Sunday, March 18th, and get your bandanna to join in the parade.

Want to know more about the New Orleans tradition of "second lining"? Check out this article on FrenchQuarter.com — "Block Parties in Motion: the New Orleans Second Line Parade."


WWOZ Street Talk

WWOZ has long served as the voice of New Orleans' culture. In the months after hurricane Katrina hit, our listeners have rallied to support that voice, and we in turn have served as a source for information about the music community since the storm. We now expand that role with a new feature: Street Talk.

On the air and on the web, Street Talk addresses issues vital to rebuilding the culture of New Orleans. Hear voices from brass band players, city officials, gospel choir directors, bar owners and more. We address housing, jobs and schools through the lens of culture, and ask local political candidates about their specific plans for rebuilding. Street Talk online includes interviews, commentary and more.

Check out Street Talk to hear about the January 11th citizens' march on City Hall to demand solutions to crime in New Orleans.


WWOZ Quick Links

Playlists Online

Are you interested in an artist we played on the air? You can search playlists by song title, band name, CD title or label.

WWOZ Swamp Shop

The 'OZ Swamp Shop is open and chock full of WWOZ gear.

New Orleans Music Calendar

There's live music in locations all around New Orleans. We've got a music calendar online.

Pledge / Renew Now

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