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Video: Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots at WWOZ

Thu, 06/21/18
Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots joined Michael Dominici on the New Orleans Music Show this afternoon! Cajun Zydeco Fest is happening at Armstrong Park this weekend, and this group will be hitting the stage Saturday, June 23 from 4:15-5:30p. For more info and whole lineup, c... Read more

2018 Satchmo Summer Fest Lineup

Thu, 06/21/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2018 Satchmo Summer Festival, New Orleans' annual tribute to Louis Armstrong, happens the first weekend in August each year. Armstrong's birthday was August 4. This year's festival is taking place at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint from August 3-5. Dail... Read more

New video: Shamarr Allen 'I Love You'

Wed, 06/20/18
Check out this beacon of positivity and devotion from Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs! Just released last week, the video includes Shamarr’s family and friends and touches on the importance of expressing love to those who mean most to you every day. Read more

George Ingmire back on Wednesdays, DJ Swamp Boogie Thursdays

Tue, 06/19/18
A couple of changes in our programming schedule we'd like to share with listeners: Derrick Freeman, host of the Wednesday edition of the New Orleans Music Show since 2016, is stepping down from his regular time slot but will still be on WWOZ as a substitute show host. Best... Read more

Tribute to Lorraine Gordon, Weds. 6-9a

Tue, 06/19/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in Wednesday morning as host Breaux Bridges pays tribute to Lorraine Gordon, owner/operator of the legendary NYC jazz club The Village Vanguard from 6-9a on The Morning Set.  Ms. Gordon died on Saturday, June 9, at age 95. He'll be playing tracks of some of the many re... Read more

Tonight on the '50s R&B Show

Tue, 06/19/18
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
Two more music legends have recently passed, and there will be tributes to both on tonight's edition of The '50s R&B Show, 7-10p.  Dominic Joseph "D. J." Fontana, a native of Shreveport, La., was likely the first drummer to join the staff of the Louisiana Hayride. There, he... Read more

Video: Zachary Richard at WWOZ

Mon, 06/18/18
A highlight from Zachary Richard's appearance at WWOZ on April 13, 2018. He described this song as "a classic European ballad in which a young girl dies. If you wanted to have a hit in the 1600s, you would have this young girl and a solider who would go off into the war, co... Read more

Professor Longhair

Mon, 06/18/18
  Talking about Professor Longhair and the music he made, is almost like talking about the creation of a small part of the universe.  A man who combined styles of music in such a way as to give musicians something to think about as they have to now reinvent their style to ... Read more

Anthony Bourdain visits Tee-Eva's

Sat, 06/16/18
The culinary world took two blows last week with the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and New Orleans' own Tee-Eva. Two of the world's finest cooks, of course, crossed paths on Bourdain's TV show years ago. Below, check out his visit to Tee-Eva's Creole Soul Food in 2002. She dan... Read more

Interview: Cinnamon Black of Treme Million Dollar Baby Dolls

Sat, 06/16/18
WWOZ's Action Jackson sat down with Cinnamon Black of the Treme Million Dollar Baby Dolls to discuss the Baby Doll tradition, the differences between Mardi Gras and Carnival, Baby Dolls in other parts of the Caribbean, Uncle Lionel's days as a Baby Doll, and much more. Hear... Read more

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