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50 Year Celebration for Lloyd Harris

Wed, 06/13/12
Authored by Father Ron
  Lloyd Harris, Jr. has been music educator for fifty years in the New Orleans area.  He is a member of Louisiana Music Educator’s Hall of Fame, winner of the New Orleans Public School teaching award, a composer, teacher, musician and someone who has left his mark on the mu... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for June, 2012

Wed, 06/13/12
In This Issue "What's the name of that song?" Help 'OZ End Our Fiscal Year On a High Note Jazz & Heritage Community Partnership Grants Summer Music Festivals WWOZ Live Music Calendar This Is My New Orleans Tipitina's Free... Read more

"On the Road with the Wolfman"

Tue, 06/12/12
Authored by George Ingmire
On today’s program, we jump into a car with the one and only Walter Wolfman Washington for an hour of not just music but also a road trip to a local clothing store. Tune in as we drive and talk about music, shoes, and his music mentors. I also stop by Willie Mae’s Scotch Hous... Read more

Joe Krown - My New Orleans

Mon, 06/11/12
Authored by Zachary Young

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Thu, 06/07/12
Authored by Father Ron
Three stages and twenty-one bands are scheduled for the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, June 9-10 at the U.S. Mint.  A special guest this year will be D.L. Menard, the eighty year-old Cajun music legend, will make his first appearance at the fest.  C.J. Chenier and the Red... Read more

Áine O’ Doherty aka Brightness, Radiance and Joy

Wed, 06/06/12
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Those of us in New Orleans who are up on our Irish mythology might recognize ‘Áine’ as the name of the Irish goddess of summer, wealth and sovereignty, but those of us up on the Irish musicians playing in New Orleans might recognize Áine O’ Doherty as the name of one of the... Read more

Ernie K-Doe remembered: Author Ben Sandmel, Allen Toussaint, Walter "Wolfman" Washington interviewed at Jazz Fest 2012

Tue, 06/05/12

In Memoriam: Gary Hirstius

Mon, 06/04/12
Known as the “rock and roll detective,” New Orleans native, guitarist, singer-songwriter and private investigator Gary Bruce Hirstius died at his home in Metairie on May 25. Gary was well-known for his soulful lyrics and sandpaper vocals. He left behind an expansive musical ca... Read more

"You Hear Me Talkin' to Ya?"

Mon, 06/04/12
Authored by George Ingmire
Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place. During the program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920s, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer with Luke Winslow-King, and then continue on into the 30s and 40s whe... Read more

Bill Summers interview at Jazz Fest 2012

Thu, 05/31/12

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