One week ago today, the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans debuted their
new suits for the year. A large congregation gathered outside the Backstreet
Cultural Museum at various points throughout the day to celebrate the spirit
of Mardi Gras Day within their community whil...
YLC's free Wednesday at the Square concert series returns this spring! YLC
Wednesday at the Square is a free concert series in the heart of New Orleans
Central Business District. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the
Young Leadership Council’s community projects...
New Orleans drummer Kerry "Fatman" Hunter has died, at the age of 53.
Hunter was hit by a drunk driver while walking near the corner of Claiborne
and Elysian Fields around midnight on Mardi Gras Day.
Hunter was a prolific musician. As a member of the New Orleans Nightcraw...
--Written by Melissa Milton
Everywhere else, it's just another Tuesday. Nowhere else are the days from
Twelfth Night, January 6, to Fat Tuesday, whenever that moving holiday falls,
the kind of magical celebration that they are here in New Orleans.
Tune in to WWOZ for the sounds of Mardi Gras! Listen at 90.7 FM locally or at
wwoz.org anywhere. Here's the programming schedule for the next couple days:
6-9am Ol' Man River special Carnival show
9-11am Traditional Jazz with Dan Meyer
11am-2pm New Orleans Music ...
Louisiana is on top of the Best Regional Roots Music Album at the Grammys
Congratulations to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Lost Bayou
Ramblers, as well as Buckwheat Zydeco, Jr. & the Legendary Ils Sont Partis
Band for their wins! The LPO with Lost Bay...