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New Orleans Musicians Clinic blood drive Sunday at Tips

Tue, 08/14/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic and NOLA Organ Grinders are hosting their 5th annual Tropical Blood Drive on Sunday, August 19 from 11a-5p at Tipitina's. They're hoping to get 250 pints of blood. On-site services at the event include HIV and Hep C testing, stretching for ... Read more

Interview: Merline Kimble of the Gold Digger Baby Dolls

Sun, 08/12/18
Below, hear Action Jackson's interview with Merline Kimble of the Gold Digger Baby Dolls on this week's episode of Takin' It To The Streets. Merline discusses seeing Uncle Lionel and the Million Dollar Baby Dolls as a little girl, back when they were known as the "Dirty Doz... Read more

Video: Neville Brothers on Sesame Street

Sun, 08/12/18
Throwback to this song of positivity! The Neville Brothers appeared on Sesame Street in 1993 to share the message "Believe in yourself!" with the kids.  Read more

World Journey 08/11/18

Sat, 08/11/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Wozani Mahipi     Mahotella Queens     02:21     Next Stop Soweto Vol 2 2     mama sofi, pt. 2     kakai kilonzo and les kilimambogo brothers     09:13     the best of kakai, vol. 1 3     Ti woua-woua ( antiparasites )     Les Léopards de St. Pierre     07:14     Une ... Read more

Kyle Roussel Organ Trio concert airing Monday on Jazz From The French Market

Sat, 08/11/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Host Maryse Dejean will be sharing a lovely performance, in its entirety, from the Kyle Roussel Organ Trio on Monday, August 13 during her Jazz From The French Market Show (4-7p). The set was recorded by WWOZ at the George and Joyce Wein New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundati... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/10/18

Sat, 08/11/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Old Man River     Papa John Creach     03:22     Rock father 2     What Happens to People     Calvin Cooke     03:34     Local Customs: Downriver Revival 3     Time is winding up     Dorothy Norwood     03:08     SuperFunk's Mission Impossible 4     Hard Luck Guy     ... Read more

5 things to know for 8/10 - 8/16

Thu, 08/09/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) The New Orleans Recreation Department Commission will be hosting a number of Back to School Expos around the city in August, including two this weekend at Lyons Recreation Center (624 Louisiana Ave) and Stalling Recreation Center (4300 St. Claude Ave). Get all the detail... Read more

Video: Jonathan Boogie Long and Samantha Fish at 'OZ

Wed, 08/08/18
Jonathan Boogie Long and Samantha Fish joined us for a two-guitar set on Sittin' At The Crossroads With Big D on Wednesday, August 8! Check it out below.  Read more

New video from Big Freedia 'Karaoke,' will co-headline tour with Tank & the Bangas this fall

Tue, 08/07/18
Big Freedia and Tank & the Bangas will be co-headlining a U.S. tour this fall, kicking off with a sold out date in Washington, D.C. on October 18. Big Freedia also dropped a new video today, for the single 'Karaoke.' The song features Lizzo. Check it out below! Read more

Free Museum Day 9/22/18

Mon, 08/06/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Museum Day Live! is an "annual celebration of boundless curiosity" hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. This year, the big day is Saturday, September ... Read more

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