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Video: Mardi Gras 2024

Sun, 02/11/24
From parades to concerts to Mardi Gras Indian practice and more, it's already been a wonderful Carnival 2024! Check out these highlights from the last couple weeks around New Orleans: Read more

LPO & Lost Bayou Ramblers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jr., PJ Morton win at 2024 Grammys

Mon, 02/05/24
Louisiana is on top of the Best Regional Roots Music Album at the Grammys this year! 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... Read more

Photos: Courir des Les Malfecteurs 2024

Sun, 02/04/24
This is Courir des Les Malfecteurs in Church Point, Louisiana on Saturday, January 27, 2024! The traditional courir—the French word for run—is led by the capitaine followed by costumed and masked participants on horseback, foot, or trailer. They make their pilgrimage, singi... Read more

"Best of the Beat" with Keith Hill

Wed, 01/31/24
Authored by Keith Hill
A wise man once said "expect the unexpected." While covering the annual OffBeat magazine Best of the Beat awards held last week. Honors were given to New Orleans locals who play music, support and educate the culture of New Orleans. When the award for lifetime achievement i... Read more

French Quarter Fest happens April 11-14, 2024

Wed, 01/24/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
The non-profit French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) announce French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, April 11-14, 2024! French Quarter Fest is the largest free festival and showcase of Louisiana music, food, and culture. The festival takes place across venues and sta... Read more

Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music series returns in March

Mon, 01/22/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the 2024 edition of Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music, a concert series featuring outstanding women vocalists at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center located at 1225 N. Rampart Stree... Read more

Volunteer Profile: Leslie Cooper: MARCHING IN HALLOWED FOOTSTEPS

Sun, 01/14/24
--Written by Melissa Milton On Mardi Gras morning forty years ago, a young woman visiting New Orleans from Natchez was festooning herself for the day at a friend’s house when she discovered WWOZ. “I heard an early jazz tune, and I thought to myself, is THAT the radio? Wha... Read more

2024 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mon, 01/01/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Mardi Gras season is upon us again! Here's the parade schedule for 2024 (subject to change). LUNDI GRAS Monday, February 12 2pm Red Beans - Marigny 2pm Dead Beans - Bayou St. John 2pm Feijao/Green Beans - Bywater 5:15pm Proteus - Uptown 6pm Orpheus - Uptown MARDI GRAS ... Read more

Video: WWOZ's Moving Day Second Line Parade

Mon, 01/01/24
2023 was a big year for WWOZ as we moved to a new home at Jax Brewery at the end of November! We, of course, celebrated the milestone with a second line parade from our old spot at the French Market to Jax. Check out these video highlights from the special day, featuring ap... Read more

Photos: WWOZ Holiday Party 2023

Tue, 12/19/23
It takes this many Guardians of the Groove (and more) to make the greatest station in the universe! These are just a few photos from the fabulous and festive WWOZ holiday party celebrating our incredible show hosts, staff, super volunteers, and board! Read more

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