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The end of the world.

Sat, 07/23/11
Authored by Your Cousin Dimitri
According to my own personal calculations, the word will end on Saturday night at midnight. Tune in to WWOZ for the soundtrack, including Radiohead, Johnny Cash and The Blind Boys. Find out if it ends with a bang or a whimper. Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for July, 2011

Wed, 07/20/11
Dear Listener, The common wisdom is that New Orleans goes into a deep sleep once summer sets in. But you wouldn’t know it if you had been down on Frenchman Street on a regular old Saturday night in July, smack dab in the middle of our presumed estivation! From one end of t... Read more

Sound Clash Summer Edition

Tue, 07/19/11
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join Brice Nice and Alski for the summer edition of Sound Clash. Cool grooves for hot times. Read more

"Food, Food, and More Food"

Tue, 07/19/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This week we highlight some of the amazing cuisine of the Crescent City while enjoying some music about food, so please bring open ears and an appetite. Our dishes include Holly’s Tamales, Shrimp and Grits, and a red beans recipe. With music by Snooks Eaglin, the Pfister Si... Read more

New Orleans Musical Families Abroad

Mon, 07/18/11
Authored by Sally Young
New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley, along with his mother, Betty Lastie Williams, paid tribute to the late Mahalia Jackson during this year’s JazzAscona festival.  Born on October 26, 1911, Mahalia would have been 100 this year. To commemorate  her birthday, mother and son, a... Read more

Final Respects for Beloved Big Chief

Mon, 07/18/11
Authored by Christy
A week of ceremony culminated this Saturday, July 16, with funeral services and a memorial second line for BIg Chief Lionel Delpit of the Blackfeather Mardi Gras indians. Indians from Uptown, Downtown and across the canal, plus members of the Sudan, Revolution, Original Big... Read more

New Orleans Connection to the Women's World Cup

Sat, 07/16/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
It was the first home game in the Superdome.  New Orleans was still a post-Katrina wreck. Remember when Steve Gleason of the Saints blocked an Atlanta Falcon punt and the Saints recovered it in the end zone?  Of course you do because every New Orleanian remembers that play ... Read more

Happy 100th Birthday to Lionel Ferbos

Tue, 07/12/11
Authored by Russell Shelton
Picking up a cornet the same year Miles Davis was born, Lionel Ferbos still has a paying gig every Saturday at The Palm Court Jazz Café, a gig  to which he’s never late! However, this Saturday will be his last gig as a 99 year old, as he’ll be turning 100 years old on Sunda... Read more

"On the Point"

Tue, 07/12/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we enjoy an encore presentation of the Afro-Cuban band, Otra, recorded live at French Quarter Fest 2008. We also meet up with Bethany Lemanski from the Wednesdays on the Point community concert series. At our Culinary Crossroad, we sit down with chef... Read more

Swinging Uptown

Mon, 07/11/11
Authored by Christy
The Uptown Swingers held their annual second line on Sunday, June 26.  Here's a few images of how it went down.  All photographs © CGrimes, 2011.   Read more

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