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Singing Shrimp

Wed, 04/07/10
This month's recipe from Marcelle Bienvenu (a writer for Louisiana Cookin' and Times-Picayune) makes those tasty Louisiana shrimp sing as an hors d'oeuvre or side dish. Read more

Bradley's Circus

Wed, 04/07/10
Authored by Big D
Matanja Joy Bradley will again join us at The Crossroad, this time she's bringing the entire band. Read more

FQF Food Spotlight: Antoine's

Tue, 04/06/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Antoine’s Restaurant spans 5 generations, over a century and a half of history. This year, Antoine’s tasty contribution to French Quarter Fest is Oyster Bonne Femme over Bow Tie Pasta, and Shrimp Regua, named after the restaurant’s Executive Chef Michael Regua (pictured). If y... Read more

John Coltrane's ASCENSION on the Kitchen Sink

Tue, 04/06/10
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight, in honor of the late great educator, jazzman, WWOZ DJ, and all around upright bad ass Don "Moose" Jamison, we'll put the epic late period John Coltrane composition "Ascension" on around 10 PM Tueday 4/6/10 on the Kitchen Sink. This is to commemorate Easter for tho... Read more

FQF Artist Spotlight: Ensemble Fatien

Tue, 04/06/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Kicking off our French Quarter Fest Artist Spotlight series is Ensemble Fatien, led by multi-instrumentalist, dancer and choreographer Seguenon Kone. Find out more about this band that bridges West African and New Orleans traditions, and hear them during our live broadcast fro... Read more

Primo Primer on Prima

Mon, 04/05/10
Authored by Your Friend
Louis Prima fans, check this out. WWOZ's own Dan Meyer (pictured), the host of Monday's Traditional Jazz show, will be part of the 14th Annual New Orleans International Music Colloquium being held in conjunction with the French Quarter Fest on Saturday. Mosey on over to The ... Read more

1953

Mon, 04/05/10
Authored by Tom Morgan
This week we will be exploring 1953 on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show. For the first time, I have no Louis Armstrong recordings to share but plenty from Louis Prima, Sam Butera, Smiley Lewis and the first recordings of Ernie KDoe. That's Tuesday April 6th from 11 am unt... Read more

"Springtime in New Orleans"

Mon, 04/05/10
Authored by George Ingmire
Check out these highlights from 2009 French Quarter Fest at the Esplanade in the Shade stage, as we get ready for FQF 2010. Performers include the Honey Island Swamp Band and Soul Project. Today’s show is equal parts rarefied rhythm and blues, fortifying funk and groove. Si... Read more

New Music Alert!

Sat, 04/03/10
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Be on the lookout for a new band called The Mohican Scouts. I got a chance to check out this young folk duo at the Circle Bar last Sunday and they really blew me away. Songwriter Parker Hobson plays nylon-string guitar with fiery precision and is not afraid to abuse his i... Read more

A Circle Around the Sun: A word about the song, as a form.

Fri, 04/02/10
Use to be, a song belonged to no one. You just reach up and catch one in the air, as Keith Richards once said, and of course I paraphrase. My opinions on this are based on no knowledge but for listening to songs. Speak of the blues. There is really only one blues song, the ... Read more

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