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Ol' Man River Recaps Del Fest

Sun, 06/12/16
Authored by Ol' Man River
Looking back at Del Fest 2016, I must admit that this was one of the best weekend camping music festivals I've ever attended. It was obvious from the time of my arrival to the time I left that the McCoury family would be a big part of the experience. When the headliners are... Read more

Tonight's Show at Midnight

Sat, 06/11/16
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
On Saturday at midnight until Sunday 3am, it is music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of....  From the 50s to the 70s - all the non-hits (but the music that fundamentally influenced the music you grew up with).     With that format, a program guide come... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/10/16

Sat, 06/11/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 "The Louisville Lip" Eddie Curtis 03:17   2016/6/10 22:02:27 2 Muhammad Ali Mister Calypson 02:37 Trojan Calypso Box Set - 2 - 2016/6/10 22:05:40 3 Muhammad A... Read more

In Memoriam: Marsha A. Boudy

Fri, 06/10/16
Marsha A. Boudy, the Chief Adminstrative Officer of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., passed away on May 31 after suffering a heart attack. She was 61 years old. Marsha was born in New Orleans on July 14, 1954. She attended McDonogh 35 Senior H... Read more

Video: Congo Square Drum Circle

Fri, 06/10/16
Authored by David Stafford
There have been drum circles in Congo Square for centuries, a deeply meaningful tradition that carries on to this day. On June 5, 2016, today's Congo Square drum circle regulars were joined by a group of Nigerians who were celebrating the ordination of the first Nigerian pr... Read more

5 things to know for 6/10

Fri, 06/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending June 10, 2016: 1) Creole... Read more

Six Course Burmese Dinner to Benefit Local Charity

Thu, 06/09/16
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Join WWOZ Show Host Mark LaMaire for a special dinner event benefiting a non-profit organization LaMaire founded in 2010 which provides educational sponsorship for ethnic refugees from Myanmar.  A Taste of Burma Benefit Dinner will feature six courses of traditional and Bur... Read more

Voodoo announces 2016 lineup

Tue, 06/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2016 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience will be taking place, as always, Halloween weekend in New Orleans. This year, it's October 28-30. 2016 marks the 18th annual Voodoo Festival and they're bringing out some big names, including Tool, Arcade Fire and The Weeknd. Also per... Read more

New music spotlight: Stooges Brass Band

Tue, 06/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Stooges Brass Band is equally at home in the streets, the club, and the studio. On their latest, Thursday Night House Party, they pay respect to the street and the club while bringing that celebratory atmosphere to the studio. 'Where Ya From, Pt. 2' particularly captures th... Read more

Creole Tomato Fest This Weekend

Mon, 06/06/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 30th annual Creole Tomato Fest is coming to the French Market this weekend! The free festival runs from 10a-7p Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 and spans the four blocks of the French Market District, from Dutch Alley to Crescent Park. There will be four live music st... Read more

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