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New Orleans All The Way Live: Saint Gabriel

Tue, 06/25/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program treats you to a taste of the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel accompanied with live music by Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, Tommy Ridgely and more! Gin ambassador and master mixologist, Gary Hayward... Read more

Cuttin' Contest: Wynton vs Hoots

Tue, 06/25/13
Authored by David Stafford
This one requires little explanation; we offer it purely for your viewing entertainment. A 24-year-old Wynton Marsalis matches chops with Hoots the Owl in a Sesame Street Clip from 1985.   Read more

New Orleans All The Way Live: Saint Gabriel

Mon, 06/24/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program treats you to a taste of the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel accompanied with live music by Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, Tommy Ridgely and more! All these voices come together as we prepare for a vi... Read more

The Cosimo Code

Mon, 06/24/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Cosimo Code is an on-going project launched a few months ago, a collaborative internet resource of note to anyone interested in the history of New Orleans R&B. It's well known that from the 1940s through the 1960s, Cosimo Matassa, operated a pair of French Quarter recor... Read more

Bourbon & Burlesque 2013

Sat, 06/22/13
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  Some of the best whiskey in America, food from Dickie Brennan, and beautiful women in various states of undress, do I really need to say more to entice you to one of premiere parties of the Summer here in New Orleans?  But there is more, the party also features aerialists... Read more

Walking Tall with Jamie Lynn

Fri, 06/21/13
Check out what I just found in my mailbox here at WWOZ. The new album by Jamie Lynn Vessels.  I had a backlog of CDs in my "listen to" box. These are the ever growing collection of music that we show hosts are delivered, many, directly from the artists. I liked what I heard... Read more

Music Education in New Orleans

Thu, 06/20/13
WWOZ is concerned about the state of music education in New Orleans. We are pursuing several initiatives in this regard, including an online survey to find out what's going on with music education around town, a recent community forum, and our Cuttin' Class series, which highl... Read more

New Orleans All The Way Live: Boogie at Midnight

Wed, 06/19/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week's show explores the connection between 1950's Rock and Roll and it's influence on today's local musicians. We take you down in the far side of the Bywater neighborhood, to a windowless bar known as BJ's Lounge where on Monday nights, you can find King James and th... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for June, 2013

Wed, 06/19/13
In This Issue What's Going on with Music Education in New Orleans? Help 'OZ End Our Fiscal Year On a High Note NOJHFF Community Partnership Grants Summer Music Festivals WWOZ Live Music Calendar Recipe: New Orleans Bread Pudding ... Read more

As Cool As the Other Side of the Pillow: 'OZ on Ice

Tue, 06/18/13
Authored by David Stafford
  We recently received the photo above and the note of explanation below, and it's a pleasure to share both. If nothing else, it's a great counterpoint to another sweaty day in New Orleans.  Here I am on Father's Day in Juneau, Alaska my home. This photo was taken by my ... Read more

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