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New Orleans Musicians Say: "Support WWOZ!"

Thu, 11/12/15
Authored by David Stafford
Last Day of the WWOZ Pledge Drive from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. In this short video, a whole bunch of members of the New Orleans musical community share their thought on why WWOZ deserves your support. We hear from Davell Crawford, James Singleton, Doreen Ketchens, Kenny ... Read more

2015 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

Wed, 11/11/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 8th annual Treme Creole Gumbo Fest returns to Armstrong Park in the historic Treme for the weekend of November 14-15. This free festival runs from 11a-7p each day and will feature great live, local music from brass bands, jazz, and R&B performers. The food at this festival... Read more

In Memoriam: Allen Toussaint

Tue, 11/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint passed away at the age of seventy-seven on Monday, November 9. A true performer to the end, Toussaint was on tour in Spain at the time of his death. Toussaint is fondly recalled as a humble and elegant man and as a supremely talented musician. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/13/15

Tue, 11/10/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Either Allen Toussaint 02:55 What Is Success: The Scepter And Bell Recordings 2015/11/13 22:00:59 2 Out of the City (Into Country Life) Allen Toussaint 03:37 Life, Love and ... Read more

Where Yat?: Fall Pledge Party Edition

Thu, 11/05/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
One of the coolest things about the Fall Pledge Party for those of us who are here at WWOZ day in and day out is the interaction we get with our regular listeners. We love to hear from members, new and renewing, and find out where you're from and what you love about WWOZ. ... Read more

New music spotlight: WWOZ #43 "Anytime and Anywhere"

Tue, 11/03/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Each membership drive, WWOZ puts out a new CD with some of the best sounds of New Orleans and where we've been this year. CD #43, Anytime and Anywhere, is truly one of the finest we've put together yet, filled with rip-roaring music from local and national acts recorded liv... Read more

Mirliton Festival - 11/7

Mon, 11/02/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Mirliton Fest, the Bywater's annual neighborhood festival, is celebrating its 26th year this Saturday, November 7. Running from 11a to 7p at Markey Park, this free family-friendly fest will host live music from Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, the Washboard Chaz Trio, One... Read more

Life & Death In The Big Easy

Fri, 10/30/15
Authored by Nita Ketner
Cheryl Gerber’s new book, “New Orleans: Life and Death in the Big Easy,” is a beautifully photographed, social commentary on modern New Orleans culture. While it amply demonstrates the obvious disparities between New Orleanians – black, white, rich, poor, male, female, gay,... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/30/15

Fri, 10/30/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 The Terror The Sorcerers 03:56 Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities: An Introduction to ATA Records 2015/10/30 22:03:11 2 Book Of Rules Desmond Dekker 03:06 You Can Get It if you re... Read more

Halloween 2015

Thu, 10/29/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Halloween is a great holiday in New Orleans, a city full of veteran costumers and revelers. Here are a few of my picks out of the myriad of haunting, ghoulish, horrifying, and otherwise undead celebrations in the coming days. Every Friday & Saturday of October: House of Sho... Read more

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