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Jazz Fest after-shows

Mon, 04/18/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's always a good time for live music in New Orleans but the weekends of Jazz Fest and the days surrounding it are always especially ripe with amazing acts. Here are just a few of my personal picks for Jazz Fest after shows, day-by-day. For full listings, see our Livewire ... Read more

Piano Night artist feature: Marcia Ball

Sun, 04/17/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry..her songs ring with emotional depth." - Rolling Stone "A sensational, saucy singer and superb pianist... where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet" - USA Today Grammy nominee Marcia Ball i... Read more

5 things to know for 4/15

Sat, 04/16/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending April 15, 2016: 1. This ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/15/16

Sat, 04/16/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Pearl Time Willie Mitchell 02:29 Soul Serenade '68 2016/4/15 22:03:44 2 Last Mile Of The Way The Minits 03:43 Deep Soul Discoveries Vol.1 2016/4/15 22:06:29 3 ... Read more

Sonny Landreth at WWOZ

Thu, 04/14/16
Authored by David Stafford
Sonny Landreth performs and talks with WWOZ's Black Mold on January 22, 2016. Sonny Landreth at WWOZ from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. Read more

Holy Cross College Fresh Food Fest This Friday

Wed, 04/13/16
Authored by Mark LaMaire
University of Holy Cross hosts its Fresh Food Festival this Friday from 1-4pm.  Hot food vendors from around the city as well as local produce vendors will be selling their goods.  LASPCA will also be present with their dog adoption program.  Visit this beautiful West Bank ... Read more

New music spotlight: Miss Sophie Lee & the Parish Suites

Tue, 04/12/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The rich, romantic, and sweet voice of Miss Sophie Lee shines on her latest with group the Parish Suites, Traverse This Universe. Shades of Billie Holiday peek up from Lee's voice throughout, and she does it right. Joining her for this latest release are producers/songwrite... Read more

Piano Night artist feature: Henry Butler

Mon, 04/11/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"...Henry Butler is arguably the greatest living proponent of the classic New Orleans piano tradition, playing an amalgam of boogie-woogie, jazz, blues and classical in the lineage of Professor Longhair, James Booker, Tuts Washington, Allen Toussaint and countless other emp... Read more

Photo highlights from French Quarter Fest

Sat, 04/09/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's a picture perfect year for weather at French Quarter Fest! The crowds are out for the live, local music on 23 stages throughout the French Quarter and riverfront. Here's some photo highlights from this year's festival. If you can't make it there in person, we're broadc... Read more

5 things to know for 4/8

Fri, 04/08/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending April 8, 2016: ... Read more

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