On the air and on the web, Street Talk addresses issues vital to New Orleans' cultural rebuilding: from the future of music education to the struggle to keep traditions like second lines alive.
Street Talk — WWOZ's 5-minute cultural news report — airs Monday at 12 noon, Tuesday at 2 p.m., Wednesday at 8 p.m., Thursday at 10 a.m., Friday at 8 a.m., Saturday at 8 a.m., and Sunday at 10 p.m.
Starting two weeks ago, a serendipitous meeting between the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and St. Anna's Episcopal Church has given birth to a weekly event that will be useful — and fun — for musicians and nonmusicians alike.
Linda Porter — President of the Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Tamara Jackson — President VIP Ladies and Kids Social Aid and Pleasure Club
Gerie Thompson — member of the VIP Ladies and Kids
MARCH 20, Austin, TX — New Orleans used the substantial platform of the South By Southwest music industry conference for the first showing of its new initiatives in promoting Louisiana music and generating tourism, post-Katrina.
On May 9, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival honored the life, legacy, and memory of the great saxophonist Alvin "Red" Tyler. Tyler was an integral part of the J&M Studio band run by Dave Bartholomew, which backed up everyone from Fats Domino and Little Richard to Shirley and Lee in the 1950s and 1960s.