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Foburg (a Music Festival) and friends

Fri, 03/11/11
This weekend the Foburg takes off in the wake of Mardi Gras Madness. Foburg is March 11-13 featuring local young bands, and some from out of town. Sort of along the lines of South/Southwest. Young New Orleans singer songwriter Jason Frilot will come in to talk about his ne... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2011

Fri, 03/11/11
Dear Listener, What a celebration this year's Mardi Gras has been for WWOZ! And there are so many other great things in store for the station. But after all this joyous celebration, a proverbial Lent and ashes. Right in the middle of all the good stuff happening for 'OZ,... Read more

Where did you sell your soul?

Thu, 03/10/11
Authored by Big D
This may be a SMALL thing, but seem to have a life of its' own. One of the twenty-nine songs of Robert Johnson is "Crossroad". By the passage of time and ear-to-mouth transfer of the title it has become crossroads by the addition of the s on the end. Let's set the record st... Read more

Saxophone Quartets

Wed, 03/09/11
Authored by Zach
Tune in tonight at midnight for a special program devoted to the saxophone quartet. This ensemble usually consists of one B♭ soprano, one E♭ alto, one B♭ tenor and one E♭ baritone. Featured artists will include the Adelphi, Stockholm, Windmill, Eugene Rousseau, Netherlands,... Read more

"French Quarter Fest 2011"

Tue, 03/08/11
Authored by George Ingmire
The fun is not over folks! Now that Carnival is behind us, we’re kicking into full gear with New Orleans' intense springtime festival season. This week’s show previews the 2011 French Quarter Festival and a handful of the musicians playing at some of the 18 stages over the ... Read more

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Fri, 03/04/11
Courtesy of Chef Paul Prudhomme, here is one of the dishes that put Louisiana, Creole and Cajun cooking on the map back at the 1984 Worlds Fair in New Orleans. Featured in an article on the popularity and history of Louisiana foodways, this dish is a standard in the repetoi... Read more

Luke Winslow-King live on Wednesday's New Orleans Music Show

Tue, 03/01/11
Authored by George Ingmire
Tune in this Wednesday from 12 noon to 1pm for some live music and interviews, featuring Luke Winslow-King. Luke Winslow-King Bio Luke Winslow-King at the Secret Garden, pt 2 from hoovesontheturf (sarahana) on Vimeo. Read more

"Food, Food, and More Food"

Tue, 03/01/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This week, to get our Carnival appetites going, we are airing an encore presentation of "Food, Food, and More Food!" We highlight the amazing cuisine of the Crescent City all while enjoying music about food, too. So, bring open ears and an appetite! Our dishes include Holly... Read more

Alski Did Bacchus Island Style

Mon, 02/28/11
Authored by David Stafford
If you were out at Bacchus this weekend, then you got to see the WWOZ Professor Longhair float which was featuring music characteristic of Caribbean Carnival, thanks to 'OZ DJ Allan "Alski" Laskey, host of WWOZ's "The Rhythm Room". Read more

Grand Marshal Action Jackson Gears Up for Oshun Parade

Fri, 02/25/11
Authored by Jennifer Odell
WWOZ met up with Action Jackson, a local DJ and community activist, at his "coming out party" to see how he was preparing to be Grand Marshal for this year's Oshun parade. Find out more about this local music icon who does so much to support New Orleans second line and Mardi ... Read more

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