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Rhythm Room 12/04/21

Sat, 12/04/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 10 Andromeda V3 (Mastered) July 29 2021-p2p Diasonics 03:21 2 08. What Goes Around Marion William 03:20 A Voice Of Hope 3 I Ain't Raisin' No Sand Staple Singers 06:30 Be What You Are 4 Sweet Harmony Lloyd Charmers 03:20 Dread Broadcasting Corp. Rebel Radio 5 Share Your Love ... Read more

Booker Fest: Dec. 3-5 in Bay St. Louis

Wed, 12/01/21
James Booker grew up splitting time between New Orleans and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. This weekend, 100 Men Hall, a Black energy center that hosted legendary musicians as part of the Chitlin Circuit, will host the second annual Booker Fest, a fundraiser for the hall. For ... Read more

Rhythm Room 11//26/21

Sat, 11/27/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 A Hunk Of Funk Gene Dozier And The Brotherhood 03:01 The Soul Of Minit Records 2 Better Home Roy Tyler & New Directions 02:50 Three Way Calling 3 I Believe To My Soul Donny Hathaway 03:52 Everything Is Everything 4 Divorce Decree Doris Duke 02:30 Oxford American 10th Annive... Read more

2021 Louisiana-based Grammy Award nominees

Tue, 11/23/21
It's an amazing year for Grammy nominations for Louisianans-- especially Jon Batiste! A New Orleans native, St. Aug and NOCCA alum, Batiste leads all nominations with 11-- the most for a New Orleans artist ever! Jon Batiste has the potential to come home with an astonishing... Read more

Get a customized sign from Jazz Fest sign artist Nan Parati & support 'OZ!

Tue, 11/23/21
Looking for a unique gift that supports a local artist and your favorite radio station? You can still order a customized sign from Jazz Fest sign artist Nan Parati! As long as Nan's arm holds out (and it's doing well), there should be NO supply chain issues with these gifts... Read more

Rhythm Room 11/19/21

Sat, 11/20/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Ricochet (Short Version)     rico     02:58     Peeni Waali 2     Turn Me Around     Mavis Staples     03:55     We'll Never Turn Back 3     Sit Thou at My Right Hand     Rev. Dan Smith     04:41     Dan J. Smith 4     keep on trying     junior english     03:26     wi... Read more

37th annual "Holidays New Orleans Style" is on

Thu, 11/18/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 37th annual "Holidays New Orleans Style" is back and in person this year! Presented by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., this season's events include free concerts, réveillon dinners, cooking demonstrations, local shopping, and more. The festivities began November 10 with... Read more

In Memoriam: Lois Andrews Nelson

Thu, 11/18/21
Lois Andrews passed away on Nov. 10, 2021, in her home surrounded by her family in New Orleans, La. She was 69 years old.  Lois was a 6th Ward cultural icon; born into the culture, bearing the culture, birthing the culture, and reviving the culture. She was everybody’s aun... Read more

Video: Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Jazz Band

Tue, 11/16/21
Shannon Powell and the Traditional All-Star Jazz Band performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, November 13 as part of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's fall concert series! Check out their full set in the player below. Read more

Rhythm Room 11/12/21

Sat, 11/13/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Get Outta' My Life Woman The New Apocalypse 03:08 Stainless Soul 2 02. Blowin' In The Wind Marion William 03:21 A Voice Of Hope 3 My God Has A Telephone Aaron Frazer 02:56 My God Has A Telephone 4 Livin' in Fear The Bagdads 02:54 Best Of 5 In My Baby's Eyes Arthur Alexander ... Read more

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