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...
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...
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...
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...
1) LUNA Fête returns to Lafayette Square on Wednesday, December 6 for a
three day run. This visionary initiative was created by the Arts Council New
Orleans in 2014 to utilize our city's iconic landscape as the canvas for
outdoor, public artworks created with light and tech...
Annie Ellicott joined David Torkanowsky and James Singleton in the WWOZ
studio last summer for a short performance and a chat with New Orleans Music
Show host Michael Dominici. Check out their performance of 'Blues Skies'
The nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards are out and many Louisiana artists
are up to receive big honors. Nominees with Louisiana ties include Dwayne
Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers for Top of the Mountain (Best Regional Roots
Music Album), Lost Bayou Ramblers for Kalenda...
We're featuring your photos on social media and web! Thanks to everyone who's
used our hashtag, #WWOZ, lately.
These are your pictures, captured everywhere from the WWOZ studio to Tokyo,
Japan, with more to come! Post your WWOZ inspired pics and use #WWOZ to help
us find t...
The good people at Discogs have put together an interactive map featuring
EVERY brick-and-mortar record store on the planet. This is truly an
impressive feat, and helps cross the language barrier that arises during
Next time you're in another domestic city and jon...
Twerk Thomson came in to promote Twerk Thomson Plays Unpopular Songs at
WWOZ earlier this year. Unpopular Songs is a different type of traditional
jazz album. Instead of polished and pristine, the cuts are gritty and
accompanied by the pops and hisses that give vinyl record...