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Barbara Hawkins of the Dixie Cups on the '50s R&B Show tonight

Tue, 03/05/24
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
Tune in to the '50s R&B Show with host Neil Pellegrin this Tuesday from 7-10pm CT as Barbara Hawkins of The Dixie Cups joins him in the studio! Barbara, along with her sister Rosa Lee Hawkins and their cousin, Joan Marie Johnson, formed the group in the early '60s. They wer... Read more

Suwannee Spring Reunion officially kicks off festival season

Fri, 03/01/24
Well, it’s about to officially be festival season. What is the official kick off for you for your festival season?  For myself, festival season officially kicks off in March with the Suwannee Spring Reunion at the Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park, just a seven hour drive fr... Read more

Video: Marcia Ball and Tinsley Ellis at WWOZ

Fri, 02/23/24
Marcia Ball and Tinsley Ellis performed live at WWOZ in advance of their show at Broadside tonight! Check it out in the player below:  Read more

Video: Black Masking Indians, Mardi Gras 2024

Tue, 02/20/24
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... Read more

Video: Mississippi River on Mardi Gras Day

Mon, 02/19/24
A snapshot in time for Mardi Gras 2024! This was the scene by the Mississippi River after the parades on Mardi Gras Day (February 13, 2024).  Read more

Spring 2024 Wednesday at the Square

Thu, 02/15/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

In Memoriam: Kerry "Fatman" Hunter

Thu, 02/15/24
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... Read more

It's Carnival Time! Volunteer Profiles: Gerald French & Missy Bowen

Wed, 02/14/24
--Written by Melissa Milton Gerald French 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. For Gerald... Read more

Photos: Mardi Gras 2024

Wed, 02/14/24
A few photo highlights from a beautiful Mardi Gras Day 2024! Read more

Mardi Gras 2024 on WWOZ

Mon, 02/12/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in to WWOZ for the sounds of Mardi Gras! Listen at 90.7 FM locally or at anywhere. Here's the programming schedule for the next couple days: LUNDI GRAS 6-9am Ol' Man River special Carnival show 9-11am Traditional Jazz with Dan Meyer 11am-2pm New Orleans Music ... Read more

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