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The Healing Center

Wed, 08/24/11
Authored by Carrie Hadler
From an old furniture warehouse on the corner of St. Roch and St. Claude to a modern building housing hollistic business and services, The Healing Center opens in the Bywater this weekend.  It contains an arts performance space and a food co-op, among others, and Carrie Ha... Read more

"Ponderosa Stomp 2011"

Tue, 08/23/11
Authored by George Ingmire
  “Ponderosa Stomp 2011” features a dip and stroll into some New Orleans incredible Rock and Roll history, with highlights of the Creole String Beans, a musical act that keeps it real with everything from King Floyd to Chuck Berry tunes. We close the show with an interview ... Read more

The Voice that stopped my heart - Dax Riggs in New Orleans

Sun, 08/21/11
  False prophets, or rather, critics label Dax Riggs with words like “dark”, “morbid”, “goth” but maybe they are confused by his album titles such as “We Sing of Only Blood or Love” or song titles such as “I Hear Satan“.   I see him more as an angel crying out of the the da... Read more

The Twist And Shout

Fri, 08/19/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
In the 1980s, the audience for Louisiana music was a mere handful of hipsters fans.  Music collector types.  Louisiana music wasn't on radio or commercials or movie sound tracks.  There was no "Treme."  The local musicians we take for granted today were barely gigging in to... Read more

"Magnetic Ear: A Curry in Four Acts"

Tue, 08/16/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On any given night in New Orleans, you’re likely to find a place with live music and free food. Sometimes it’s red beans and trad jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues. On this week’s program, it’s curry and the pocket brass band music of Magnetic Ear, an ensemble headed... Read more

Remembering Katrina: Six Years After the Storm

Mon, 08/15/11
WWOZ looks forward as we commemorate the sixth anniversary of Katrina. We've compiled Katrina-related community events, along with a feature report by our community partner The Lens and audio documentaries by show host George Ingmire that pay homage to New Orleans cultural fig... Read more

Respects for Coach

Thu, 08/11/11
Authored by Christy
Coach, a prominent figure in the Mardi Gras Indian community, passed away on Friday, August 5th. Collins Anthony "Coach" Lewis was a member of several Mardi Gras Indian gangs, including the FiYiYi and Mandingo Warriors.  He also volunteered with the BackStreet Museum.  Coac... Read more

NEWS FLASH! Mr. Quintron stops in on the Kitchen Sink Ten to Twelve Show tonight 8-10-11 @ 10:00 p.m.

Wed, 08/10/11
Join us tonight on the Kitchen Sink Show at 10:00 p.m. as Mr. Quintron stops in to Guest D.J. Rumor has it that he will be bringing a copy of the 2011 Ninth Ward Marching Band recordings from their Piety Street recording sessions.               Read more

Five (or six?) Questions with Trumpet Mike Kobrin

Wed, 08/10/11
Authored by Raymond Kent
    Trumpet Mike Kobrin is originally from Brooklyn.  He moved to New Orleans and was the web editor and music listings editor at WWOZ for about two years.       Mike says:  “That was up until about the end of 2010 when I decided to take it full time to the trumpet ‘caus... Read more

Dark Chocolate Mousse with Citrus and Grand Marnier

Tue, 08/09/11
Impress your friends with a fancy dessert from one of our favorite soul food restaurants in New Orleans, Dooky Chase. Dooky Chase may be better known for its homestyle fried chicken and lunchtime buffets, but this is something worth whipping up just for the "oohs" and "ahhs." Read more

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