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1934 Louisiana Lomax Recordings Now Available Online

Thu, 07/14/16
It's a great day for historians and fans of Louisiana's rich musical heritage-- the John and Alan Lomax recordings from their summer 1934 trip through the southern portion of the state are now available online, complete with photographs and extensive notes, including transl... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for July, 2016

Tue, 07/12/16
In This Issue A New WWOZ.ORG Meet the Staff: Pearl Ricks, Outreach Coordinator 'OZ at IPW New Music Spotlight New Orleans Calling: Champion Jack Dupree Recipe: Marc Stone's Pasta all’Amatriciana" Quick Links ... Read more

New music spotlight: James Evans' Octuple Odyssey

Tue, 07/12/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
James Evans' Octuple Odyssey's latest, The Golden Whippet of Algiers, is a mishmash of humor and musicianship as traditional jazz meets contemporary classical. Evans' New Orleans-based 8-piece takes listeners on a jazz journey that is both fun and a pleasure to listen to. T... Read more

Morning Set 07/11/16

Mon, 07/11/16
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 People Get Ready Reuben Wilson / Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie / Grant Green Jr. 06:13 The Godfathers Of Groove 2016/7/11 06:05:00 2 Take The A Train Ray Nance 02:46 Body And Soul ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/08/16

Sat, 07/09/16
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Truman Thomas 02:30 Groovin' 2016/7/8 22:03:30 2 Let It Be Bill Withers 02:36 Just As I Am 2016/7/8 22:06:12 3 Stepping Out Of Babylon... Read more

5 things to know for 7/8

Fri, 07/08/16
'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 July 8, 2016: 1) San Fer... Read more

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls), July 8-10

Thu, 07/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans the annual Encierro (bull run) festival in New Orleans, which pays homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, or “The Running of the Bulls.” One small difference – the New Orleans "bulls" are the Big Easy Rollergirls and participants... Read more

IPW 2016

Wed, 07/06/16
June 18-22 was a celebratory time at The Morial Convention Center, as New Orleans hosted this year's IPW Conference, a large travel industry marketplace with over 70 countries represented. In an effort to promote traditional city traits, members of WWOZ staff, as well as v... Read more

New music spotlight: Mike Dillon

Tue, 07/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The latest release from Mike Dillon, Functioning Broke, features Dillon alone on vibraphone, mallet instruments, and various percussion with a result celestial and ghostly; sounds and songs that would be at home on any Tim Burton soundtrack. For this album, Dillon pulls inf... Read more

The New Orleans Experience at JazzAscona

Sat, 07/02/16
Authored by Sally Young
  JazzAscona, the 10 day festival that takes place on the shore of Lake Maggiore, just wrapped up its 32nd edition in the town of Ascona, Switzerland. Over the years, it has developed a bond with New Orleans and its music, especially traditional jazz. Follow me through Da... Read more

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