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Video: Big Chief Alfred Doucette

Sat, 03/10/18
Sitting down with Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows as he prepared for Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras Indians will be in the streets again soon-- Uptown Super Sunday hits Sunday, March 18 and St. Joseph's Night is Monday, March 19. Get the details at WWOZ's Takin'... Read more

In Memoriam: Barbara Gillmor

Sat, 03/10/18
Barbara A. Gillmor passed away on March 3, 2018 at the age of 62. Barbara was a longtime New Orleans enthusiast who moved here in the 1960s. Upon arrival, she knew-- "NOLA Til Ya Die," as she often said. Barbara's flamboyant spirit and soul touched many. She was a dedicated... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/09/18

Sat, 03/10/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Chicken Gumbo     Preston Love     02:08     Preston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q 2     Sinner's Prayer     Reverend John Wilkins     04:17     You Can't Hurry God 3     I Ain't Raisin' No Sand     Staple Singers     06:30     Be What You Are 4     Baby Love     15 - 16 - 17 ... Read more

Video: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet 'Offbeat Personality'

Fri, 03/09/18
Here's Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet performing 'Offbeat Personality' at WWOZ in 2014. They will be performing two free shows at the Jazz and Heritage Center on Saturday night. Read more

5 things to know for 3/9 - 3/15

Thu, 03/08/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Don't Stop The Music! WWOZ's Spring Drive is coming and we've got a ton of great live, local music coming through our studio March 13-23. Tune in and turn on! And, of course-- support your New Orleans community radio station by becoming a member today.  2) We'll be vide... Read more

Video: Alana Davis at WWOZ

Wed, 03/07/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We welcomed Alana Davis to the studio for a live performance Tuesday afternoon! Check it out below.  Read more

Tom McDermott: Piano Night special feature

Tue, 03/06/18
WWOZ Piano Night is returning to House of Blues Monday, April 30! As the city’s premier event celebrating the great pianists of New Orleans, this year’s Piano Night is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Fats Domino. Tickets for the event at House of Blues are available n... Read more

Video: Cha Wa 'Ooh Na Nay'

Sun, 03/04/18
Cha Wa performing 'Ooh Na Nay' in our studio last March. St. Joseph's Night and Super Sunday are coming up! Stay in the loop at WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets, your source for Mardi Gras Indian and second line events.  Read more

Glenn Miller tribute on Hep Cat's Ball, Sun. 6-8p

Sat, 03/03/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in from 6-8p on Sunday, March 4 as the Minister of Swing celebrates what would've been Glenn Miller's 114th birthday (b. March 1, 1904).  Glenn Miller was, of course, a premier talent of the Big Band/Swing era. He is best known for his seminal classic, 'Moonlight Seren... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/04/18

Sat, 03/03/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     tequila     fantastic virtues     02:25     virtue recording studios 2     Around God's Throne     Marion Williams     04:29     The New Message 3     People Get Ready     Ryan Shaw     03:29     It Gets Better 4     You've Got My Mind Messed Up     Quiet Elegance     ... Read more

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