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"Evan Christopher: Live at Clever Wines"

Tue, 07/10/12
On this week’s program, we enjoy an hour of Evan Christopher, recorded live at Clever Wine Bar in Mid-City.  During the program, Evan and I talk about New Orleans, the clarinet and some of his musical heroes.  I also visit Murf Reeves of Sylvain Restaurant and Chris Hannah ... Read more

In Memoriam: Uncle Lionel Batiste

Sun, 07/08/12
Authored by Leslie Molson
WWOZ is deeply saddened by the loss of Uncle Lionel as we keep his family and bandmembers in our prayers. Whether you saw him performing with the Treme Brass Band, hat tipped to the side, or strolling through the Quarter, cane in hand, he was always a true gentleman. Read more

"Summer Love" Benefit Concert @ Circle Bar Sunday 7/8

Sat, 07/07/12
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Don't miss this amazing concert:  Circle Bar (1032 St. Charles Ave. @ Lee Circle) is hosting "Summer Love" benefit concert, sponsored by the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation, benefiting One World Family international health & education initiatives in Thailand/Bur... Read more

Sophisticated Ladies in Switzerland

Wed, 07/04/12
Authored by Sally Young
Holding her hand carved granite JazzAscona Award, Irma Thomas thanked the crowd assembled in the Jazz ClubTorre Tent after her performance. Still on their feet after her second set, they cheered for the Soul Queen of New Orleans, for that night she was the Soul Queen of Asc... Read more

"Bosco Stomp"

Tue, 07/03/12
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we celebrate music and food and their connection to culture and history. In the first half, Cajun music meets up with fishing, as we enjoy the Lost Bayou Ramblers with some oysters and pasta, alligator sauce piquant and Hummingbird cake at Borgne resta... Read more

Annual reading of Declaration of Independence and then Special Guest

Mon, 07/02/12
Authored by David Kunian
The Tone Scientists of the Tuesday Kitchen Sink are proud to bring you the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence, the ur-document of these United States.  We will bring it to you with the list of grievances and consanguinuity.  Of course, there will be music to ... Read more

Some Hot Zydeco After the 4th

Sat, 06/30/12
Authored by Father Ron
John Blanchar at Rock ‘n Bowl, has booked a couple of hot Zydeco acts for the weekend after the 4th – Geno Delafose and Amanda Shaw. Read more

Farewell Uncle Lionel, We Love You

Fri, 06/29/12
We at WWOZ are deeply saddened by the loss of Uncle Lionel and we have are sending our prayers to his family. Whether he wasn't out and about with the Treme Brass Band or strolling through the Quarter with his cane in hand, he was a true gentleman and an ace musician. Read more

"Culinary Caretakers"

Tue, 06/26/12
Authored by George Ingmire
Please bring an appetite to this week’s program, as we dedicate the whole hour to food and songs about food. We’ll do the Chicken Dance with Little Freddie King, have some Pink Champagne with Bob Andrews and walk down memory lane with sausage maker Vance Vaucresson. Read more

JazzAscona at Stresa

Sun, 06/24/12
Authored by Sally Young
 This year's European journey started on a bus filled with musicians from the JazzAscona Festival in the Ticino region of Switzerland, one day before the festival in Ascona began. We traveled south along the shore of Lake Maggiore, crossed the border into Italy, & pulled in... Read more

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