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Takin' It to the Streets: Perfect Gentlemen Second Line

Fri, 12/30/16

5 things to know for 12/30-1/5

Fri, 12/30/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy New Year!!! 1) Check out our Livewire Music Calendar or Livewire iPhone app for all of the great shows happening around town on New Year's Eve and New Years Day. Our top pick is Foundation of Funk and Dumpstaphunk at the Joy Theater. Ring in 2017 in fully funkified f... Read more

Lady Rollers with Hot 8 on Christmas Day

Wed, 12/28/16
Lady & Men Rollers stepped out on Sunday, December 25 for their annual second line parade and WWOZ was there to catch the scene. Christmas in New Orleans, baby! Read more

New music spotlight: Thomas Pol

Tue, 12/27/16
Authored by Chris Saucier
University of New Orleans Distinguished Musical Scholarship recipient and bassist Thomas Pol features a collection of original compositions and collaboration on his new release, In America. The album features three different groups that engage the listener in a well thought... Read more

2016 in 100 Photos

Tue, 12/27/16

Michael Torregano, Sr. 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'

Sat, 12/24/16
Michael Torregano, Sr. stopped by our studio with some festive cheer on December 15. See his lively performance of the holiday classic, 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.' Merry Christmas! Read more

Mahalia Jackson 'Silent Night'

Sat, 12/24/16
No one does 'Silent Night' better than the Queen of Gospel. Check out this incredibly moving performance of 'Silent Night.' Read more

Calvin Johnson + Albinas Prizgintas 'Christmastime Is Here'

Fri, 12/23/16
On Thursday, December 15, we welcomed a number of musicians into our studio to perform live on the air between 7 and 10p. Calvin Johnson and Albinas Prizgintas presented a lovely short Christmas set in anticipation of their Christmas concert at Trinity Church the following ... Read more

In Memoriam: Remembering Those Who Passed in 2016

Thu, 12/22/16

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings 'Please Come Home For Christmas'

Thu, 12/22/16
Daptone Records released a new holiday video this week starring a claymation Sharon Jones, a soul star for the modern era. Jones passed away on November 18. Watch this heart-warming video for 'Please Come Home For Christmas,' off of It's A Holiday Soul Party. Read more

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