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Searching for the Soul of JazzFest

Sat, 05/07/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
The great musicians can conjure their muse in any situation. They can withstand commercialism, hubris and changing times. Listeners with great ears can also hear the artistry in any situation. Read more

Students Visit the Fairgrounds for Jazz Fest

Thu, 05/05/11
Authored by Briana Prevost
"I'mma need y'all to stay with the group," says Music Director at Abramson Science and Technology Charter School, Erica Johnson, as she looks after some eager gradeschoolers who want to buy sno-balls."I can't let you guys walk by yourself, this is a big place; we need to st... Read more

Treme, Episode 12 (Season 2, Episode 2): Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky

Wed, 05/04/11
Authored by David Freedman
We had had a full day at Jazz Fest and were exhausted as we sat among 30 or so fellow Treme followers, faithfully keeping our appointment to keep an eye on how our self-portrait was coming along, dinners in our laps, in the front room of Bywater’s Country Club. The experi... Read more

Special "In Between Wednesday" Programming! (Good News Bad News)

Tue, 05/03/11
The bad news is Billy Delle will be out resting tonight after returning back from Pakistan on “Classified Business”. The good news (to some it may be bad news) is the Boudin Man has plans to hijack the airwaves from 7:00 p.m. to midnight with some very special programming.... Read more

Some JazzFest Picks

Tue, 05/03/11
Authored by Mark LaMaire
My approach to planning JazzFest: pick a bunch of shows that I absolutely can't miss, then when the night of the show comes around be open to going anywhere and doing anything. That being said, here's the shows I can't wait to see: Tuesday, May 3: Skerik's Sauce Fest at... Read more

"Accordion Celebration"

Tue, 05/03/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On today's show, we celebrate the accordion while preparing you for a trilogy of festivals in June: the French Market Creole Tomato Festival, Louisiana Seafood Festival and the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival. We also open our program with a heartfelt tribute to a dear fri... Read more

The Original Pigeontown Steppers Social & Pleasure Club Second Line Parade

Thu, 04/28/11
Check out photos of the Steppers' 17th annual Easter Sunday parade on April 24, 2011. Color and flash, smiles and showmanship, queens and kings - this was a beautiful and unforgettable second line parade. Read more

"The Promised Land"

Tue, 04/26/11
Authored by George Ingmire
Where did John Harris of Lilette get his lighter touch in cooking? When did Tee Eva graduate from making mud pies in the backyard to baking cakes in kitchen? And what is the tamale recipe that Holly Hawthorne got from her great grandfather? You’ll hear this and four sets of g... Read more

Treme, Episode 11 (Season 2, Episode 1): Accentuate the Positive

Mon, 04/25/11
Authored by David Freedman
Pitch Perfect! So many of the images in the opening episode of HBO’s 2nd season’s premier of Treme resonate with the pictures of New Orleans that I carry in my mind’s eye--an eye that has been richly provisioned by this city over a lifetime. It was heartening to see Lol... Read more

Anticipation of Season Two of HBO's Treme from WWOZ's General Manager

Mon, 04/25/11
Authored by David Freedman
With the new season of Treme starting up, one thing that I fret about from time to time is: how many of us will start playing ourselves, instead of just being ourselves? When we start representing our culture and music (and not just living it), we start down the road that ends... Read more

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