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NEWS FLASH! Mr. Quintron stops in on the Kitchen Sink Ten to Twelve Show tonight 8-10-11 @ 10:00 p.m.

Wed, 08/10/11
Join us tonight on the Kitchen Sink Show at 10:00 p.m. as Mr. Quintron stops in to Guest D.J. Rumor has it that he will be bringing a copy of the 2011 Ninth Ward Marching Band recordings from their Piety Street recording sessions.               Read more

Five (or six?) Questions with Trumpet Mike Kobrin

Wed, 08/10/11
Authored by Raymond Kent
    Trumpet Mike Kobrin is originally from Brooklyn.  He moved to New Orleans and was the web editor and music listings editor at WWOZ for about two years.       Mike says:  “That was up until about the end of 2010 when I decided to take it full time to the trumpet ‘caus... Read more

Jazz Racine

Wed, 07/27/11
Authored by Maryse Déjean
  The best creative collaborations always seem to draw individuals who’ve come from different points to converge suddenly at a crossroads in a seemingly “accidental” moment.  But…we know that nothing simply happens by accident!   Today’s Jazz from the French Market highligh... Read more

The end of the world.

Sat, 07/23/11
Authored by Your Cousin Dimitri
According to my own personal calculations, the word will end on Saturday night at midnight. Tune in to WWOZ for the soundtrack, including Radiohead, Johnny Cash and The Blind Boys. Find out if it ends with a bang or a whimper. Read more

Sound Clash Summer Edition

Tue, 07/19/11
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join Brice Nice and Alski for the summer edition of Sound Clash. Cool grooves for hot times. Read more

New Orleans Musical Families Abroad

Mon, 07/18/11
Authored by Sally Young
New Orleans drummer Herlin Riley, along with his mother, Betty Lastie Williams, paid tribute to the late Mahalia Jackson during this year’s JazzAscona festival.  Born on October 26, 1911, Mahalia would have been 100 this year. To commemorate  her birthday, mother and son, a... Read more

Final Respects for Beloved Big Chief

Mon, 07/18/11
Authored by Secretary of Swing
A week of ceremony culminated this Saturday, July 16, with funeral services and a memorial second line for BIg Chief Lionel Delpit of the Blackfeather Mardi Gras indians. Indians from Uptown, Downtown and across the canal, plus members of the Sudan, Revolution, Original Big... Read more

New Orleans Connection to the Women's World Cup

Sat, 07/16/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
It was the first home game in the Superdome.  New Orleans was still a post-Katrina wreck. Remember when Steve Gleason of the Saints blocked an Atlanta Falcon punt and the Saints recovered it in the end zone?  Of course you do because every New Orleanian remembers that play ... Read more

Happy 100th Birthday to Lionel Ferbos

Tue, 07/12/11
Authored by Russell Shelton
Picking up a cornet the same year Miles Davis was born, Lionel Ferbos still has a paying gig every Saturday at The Palm Court Jazz Café, a gig  to which he’s never late! However, this Saturday will be his last gig as a 99 year old, as he’ll be turning 100 years old on Sunda... Read more

Swinging Uptown

Mon, 07/11/11
Authored by Secretary of Swing
The Uptown Swingers held their annual second line on Sunday, June 26.  Here's a few images of how it went down.  All photographs © CGrimes, 2011.   Read more

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