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Rhythm Room Playlist 12/08//17

Sat, 12/09/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Hip Hug-Her     The Devils     03:14     45 2     Mercy Now     Candi Staton     05:14     Who's Hurting Now? 3     Some Peace Of Mind     Van Morrison, Bobby Womack     05:18     advance single 4     Celia     Toots & The Maytals     02:52     Light Your Light 5     O... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: CTC Steppers

Thu, 12/07/17
Over the coming weeks, we're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! This one is from the C.T.C. Steppers Second Line Parade on February 12. The club stepped out at 2518 St. Claude Avenue and kept the celebration going all through the Upper and Lower 9th Wards. Check out these... Read more

5 things to know for 12/8 - 12/14

Thu, 12/07/17
1) Leyla McCalla and Helen Gillet will perform "Two Cellos" concert at the Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, December 9. There will be two shows, one at 8p and one at 9:30p. They'll take turns performing songs and also will play together as a duet. Although they have been... Read more

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

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