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Meet our new Sunday & Monday show hosts

Thu, 08/25/16
Happy to announce our new Sunday and Monday show hosts! Though they're in new slots, you'll likely recognize their names and voices as all are longtime WWOZ volunteers and have hosted or subbed for other shows for years. The Minister of Swing moves The Hep Cat's Ball from l... Read more

WWOZ Busker Blog

Wed, 08/24/16

New music spotlight: Leyla McCalla

Tue, 08/23/16
Leyla McCalla is a Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole, and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo, and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, sou... Read more

Flood Relief: What You Can Do

Mon, 08/22/16
Authored by David Stafford
Tens of thousands in southern Louisiana are starting to rebuild their lives after the devastating flooding that hit Baton Rouge and surrounding areas earlier this month. LAST UPDATE: September 22, 2016 Ways to help Join WWOZ on Saturday, Sep. 24 as we send a team of 100 t... Read more

Tipitina's Foundation Internship Program auditions Saturday

Mon, 08/22/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Auditions for students interested in joining the 2016-17 Tipitina's Internship Program will be held on Saturday, August 27 between 12p and 3p. Students must schedule an audition in advance by submitting a request online at http://tipitinasfoundation.org/TIP2016  or by calli... Read more

June Yamagishi Playing With The Legendary Japanese Guitarist Takeshi Terauchi

Sun, 08/21/16
In this video, New Orleans resident and Japanese native son, June Yamagishi is playing next to the guitar legend of one generation ago - "Terry" Terauchi.   Terauchi is no stranger to New Orleans, he also played the New Orleans World's Fair.   A couple reference pieces to ... Read more

5 things to know for 8/19-8/25

Fri, 08/19/16
1) Pete Fountain's funeral was held at St. Louis Cathedral on Wednesday. A planned second line procession followed services and paraders celebrated Fountain's life all the way up Royal Street. The procession ended at Hotel Monteleone, where the marching band played on as pa... Read more

Video: Pete Fountain's Funeral Procession

Thu, 08/18/16
Emotional scenes during Pete Fountain's funeral procession on Royal Street on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Hundreds took to Royal Street for a planned second line following services inside St. Louis Cathedral. The procession ended at Hotel Monteleone, where the marching band... Read more

Video from Whitney White Linen Night 2016

Wed, 08/17/16
Scenes from this year's White Linen Night in the Warehouse District on August 6. Attendees adorned in white perused the many art galleries along Julia Street then partied at the Contemporary Arts Center afterwards. Read more

New music spotlight: Paul Sanchez

Tue, 08/16/16
Native New Orleanian Paul Sanchez will be celebrating the release of his 14th album, Heart Renovations, this Saturday, August 20, with a release show at Pearl Wine Co. (3700 Orleans Ave). Heart Renovations is a timely sequel to his first solo album, 1992's Jet Black and Jea... Read more

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