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Fabio's Instructional Tape

Sat, 09/26/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
I believed the 4am infomercial. And only $29.99 for a Life-Coach-In-A-Box seemed like a steal. Then when they threw in a collection of mystery soul artist music, I took the bait. Unfortunately, when the cassette tapes(!) arrived, the coach was Fabio and the music was tha... Read more

"Crescent City Moon"

Fri, 09/25/09
Authored by George Ingmire
We check out the sounds of Johnny Sansone, followed by Roddie Romero & the Hub-City All Stars. Both artists use the accordion, stirring in the flavor of southwest Louisiana with Sansone adding a taste of Chicago and Romero cooking up his roux in Lafayette, Louisiana. Durin... Read more

New Orleans Seafood Festival: Sept. 25-27

Tue, 09/22/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
This weekend, head downtown to Fulton Street for the New Orleans Seafood Festival, featuring some of the finest Crescent City cuisine and top local acts like the Soul Rebels, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Participating restaurants include Galatoire’s... Read more

Come On Over for New Orleans' flavored Flamenco!

Tue, 09/22/09
Authored by Your Friend
Story by Sharon Armstrong. New Orleans-born dancer Eliza Alcalá remembers the day she decided to give up ballet, which she had studied since the age of three, in favor of Flamenco. “I have always been dancing,” she said. “But when I was 13, I saw a woman dancing Flamenco a... Read more

Juanita Brooks: 1954-2009

Wed, 09/16/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
The sassy vocalist and talented actress Juanita Brooks passed away Thursday, September 10, at the age of 55. She was a dear friend to WWOZ and delighted moved audiences with her singing and acting, performing alongside greats like Eddie Bo, Bob French, and Germaine Bazzle, as ... Read more

Yeah, You Right: Big Sam Williams

Wed, 09/16/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
This week on "Yeah, You Right!" we check in with Big Sam Williams, a native New Orleanian and veteran of the Soul Rebels and the Dirty Dozen. When he’s not touring the globe with Big Sam’s Funky Nation, he's at all the major festivals and clubs in the Crescent City, wailing on... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for September, 2009

Wed, 09/16/09
Dear Listener, Holy moly—it's already fall! But even more important: It's fall in New Orleans! We're gearing up for our Fall Membership Drive, Voodoo, Crescent City Blues and BBQ Fest, and more. That means: New Orleans Bingo! Show, Preservation Hall-Stars, Papa Grows Fu... Read more

Jelly Roll Justice On The Coast

Tue, 09/15/09
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
YOSHI'S: I've been out on the West Coast catching some fantastic music. On the Jazz side, the highlight has to be Yoshi's in San Francisco on Fillmore. Charlie Haden (legendary bassist and composer) got together with Ernie Watts on sax, Alan Broadbent on piano and Rodney ... Read more

????? Riddle Me This ??????

Tue, 09/15/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
In a dream, the Riddler and Alex Trabek asked for this Saturday night's drunk drive time shift theme - songs and quotes that ask a question. Oh you big baby, don't reach for the TV remote and give up on this theme. New Orleans greats Lloyd Price and Allen Toussaint lead th... Read more

Home, Honey Island Sweet Home

Mon, 09/14/09
Authored by Your Friend
Story by Sharon Armstrong. A guitarist, a bassist, a drummer and a mandolin player all walk into a bar in San Francisco – what do you get? The answer is the distinctly New Orleans blending of funk, roots music and country that is the Honey Island Swamp Band. Stranded in S... Read more

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