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In Memoriam: Lena Horne

Sun, 05/09/10
Authored by Zachary Young
Lena Horne, a singer and actress who became one of the most popular entertainers of the last century, died May 9 at age 92. Horne’s musical career continued into the late ‘90s. One of her final recordings was a duet with Frank Sinatra on the song “Embraceable You.” Thousands a... Read more

Essentially Ellington!! The Winner's New Orleans Connection!!

Sun, 05/09/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Just arrived in New York and went straight to Jazz at Lincoln Center. The 15 finalist bands and winning community band were about to play at the prestigious 15th Annual ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON High School Competition and Festival which got underway Saturday, May 8th at JALC's... Read more

Water & Steel

Fri, 05/07/10
Down here in the South we have some water problems. Too much water in Nashville. Too much oil in the water down here at the end of the world, where the land hit’s the water, then gives in. If the oil (spill) hits the marshes, kills the grass and everything that it sustains... Read more

Deepwater Horizon Disaster: One Year Later

Thu, 05/06/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
A year after the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers and became the largest marine oil spill in history, things are not back to normal. Find out more about current benefits and ways that you can help clean up the Gulf. Read more

Echoes of the Flood: Nashville

Thu, 05/06/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
WWOZ encourages listeners to help our waterlogged sister city of Nashville, TN. Musicians from that region including Kenny Chesney and Michelle Branch are still figuring out what they've lost, and the Grand Ole Opry is under several feet of water, destroying equipment, tapes a... Read more

Jazz Fest - Week 2 - Day 4 - with the Boudin Man

Mon, 05/03/10

"Talkin’ 'Bout New Orleans"

Mon, 05/03/10
Authored by George Ingmire
We bring you the sounds of Cyril Neville and Tribe 13 captured live at the 2009 Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival in New Orleans' Lafayette Square. Along the way, we introduce you to artist and poet Jose Torres Tama as he discusses his work in the book “New Orleans: Free... Read more

Jazz Fest - Week 2 - Day 3 - with the Boudin Man

Sun, 05/02/10

Jazz Fest - Week 2 - Day 2 - with the Boudin Man

Sat, 05/01/10

Chouval Bwa at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Fri, 04/30/10
You can see the Chouval Bwa Orchestra of Martinique performing on the Jazz and Heritage Stage on Sunday at 1:40 P.M. Read more

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