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Video: Leyla McCalla & Helen Gillet at 'OZ

Thu, 12/07/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Leyla McCalla and Helen Gillet were in to perform a short preview of their "Two Cellos" concert on this afternoon's New Orleans Music Show. Check out their performance below. "Two Cellos" is happening at the Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, December 9. Shows will be hel... Read more

Brittany Major joins WWOZ Board of Directors

Wed, 12/06/17
Brittany Major joined Enhanced Capital in January 2017 as Vice President of Community and Economic Development. Prior to joining Enhanced Capital, Brittany was the Director of Operations for the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region where she was responsible ... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Henry Butler

Tue, 12/05/17
Over the coming weeks, we're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! This one is from Henry Butler's stop into WWOZ in February. He came in with Katie Brasted, executive director of the Woodlands Conservancy, to perform and talk about the 'Save Our Sponge' Concert. The event w... Read more

Kalenda – The Lost Bayou Ramblers’ Latest Ode to Louisiana’s Diverse Musical Heritage

Mon, 12/04/17
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
  What defines Cajun music? What defines Creole music? What defines Blues, Jazz, or even Rock ‘n Roll? And if some definitions set them apart, what definitions bind them together? Such questions are something that The Lost Bayou Ramblers have been chewing over for the las... Read more

St. Louis Cathedral Christmas Concert series 2017

Sun, 12/03/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The St. Louis Cathedral Christmas Concert series will open on Monday, December 4 with a performance from Ellis Marsalis. Each concert runs from 6-7p and is free. Here is this year's full schedule: Monday, Dec. 4 Ellis Marsalis Tues., Dec. 5 Javier Olondo presents a Celebra... Read more

Video: interview with Cedric Burnside

Sat, 12/02/17
Authored by DJ Swamp Boogie
This is a newly launched, ongoing series of interviews with musicians from the Gulf South. This project sprung from my passion for music, and my conversations with the many musicians featured during my radio programs. Featured in this video is Cedric Burnside, the grandson ... Read more

In Memoriam: Ara Porter

Sat, 12/02/17
Aralean Delores Hawkins Porter has passed away after a vibrant and loving lifetime on November 27, 2017 at the age of 71. Ara was George Porter, Jr.'s partner of more than 50 years and wife of 33 years, as well as friend and auntie to many. She was also a mother, grandmothe... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: 'Struttin' With Some Barbecue' at Danny Barker Festival

Sat, 12/02/17
Over the coming weeks, we're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! This one is from back in January at the Danny Barker Festival's opening night at Snug Harbor. The song, 'Struttin' With Some Barbecue,' was first recorded by Louis Armstrong in Chicago in 1927 with his Hot Fi... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/01//17

Sat, 12/02/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Hector     Makala Jazz Funk Band     03:38     Xake! 2     looking back     chambers brothers     02:24     unbonded 3     Pick Myself Up     Peter Tosh     03:57     Bush Doctor 4     Higher And Higher     Queen Esther Marrow     03:47     feat. The Harlem Gospel Singe... Read more

Norman Robinson joins WWOZ Board of Directors

Fri, 12/01/17
Norman Robinson has been a part of the journalistic landscape in New Orleans since 1976. In June of 2014 he began a well deserved retirement, after 38 years on television in the Crescent City. He spent the past 24 years anchoring the 6pm & 10pm newscasts at the NBC affiliat... Read more

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