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Ooh Poo Pah Doo tribute

Sun, 04/23/17
Since it opened 3 1/2 years ago, Ooh Poo Pah Doo has been more than a bar and music venue-- it's served as a community center for residents, musicians, and other cultural bearers of the 6th Ward but owner Judy Hill had to close it down last week. “It was everything to me,”... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/21/17

Sat, 04/22/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Grab a handful    Art Jerry Miller    02:08    Stax of Funk Vol.1 2    Come Free Your People    Curtis Mayfield    04:14    Love Is the Place 3    Dipped In The Water (featuring Syleena Thompson)    Syl Johnson    04:27    Back In The Game 4    Too experienced    Bob A... Read more

5 things to know for 4/21 - 4/27

Fri, 04/21/17
1) The annual Abita Springs Busker Festival is hitting the north shore on Sunday, April 23 and we'll be there video streaming live from 11:45a-7p. Check out the video streaming schedule.  2) The 20th Annual French Film Festival will be running at the Prytania Theatre from ... Read more

Alan Lomax's Global Jukebox

Thu, 04/20/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Alan Lomax is generally not associated with digital technology as most of his famous work and recordings were done before the digital technology became common-- but that dissociation may be about to change. Lomax died in 2002 but the final years of his life were spent envis... Read more

Tom Worrell live at 'OZ

Thu, 04/20/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tom Worrell stopped into the studio this afternoon to give us a taste of his upcoming set at WWOZ Piano Night 2017. He also talks about what's different about this year's Piano Night as we go "Back To The Roots" with a stripped down setup onstage and individual performers p... Read more

Tom Worrell: Piano Night special feature

Wed, 04/19/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ Piano Night is coming Monday, May 1! The 29th edition of Piano Night is subtitled "Back to the Roots" and for good reason. This Piano Night will be a return to the original concept: solo pianists, playing one at a time on the main stage at the House of Blues. Get your ... Read more

The Deslondes at Abita Springs Busker Fest

Wed, 04/19/17
WWOZ's video team has been on hand to capture some great performances at the last couple years of the Abita Springs Busker Festival. This year, we'll be live video streaming from the Fest on Sunday, April 23. Check out the 2017 lineup here. Here's a highlight from The Desl... Read more

Jazz in the Park Spring 2017 Schedule

Tue, 04/18/17
Armstrong Park is back with their popular biannual Jazz in the Park weekly concert series! This season's shows run from Thursday, April 13 through Thursday, June 1. Concerts are free and run from 4-8p. Food and local art vendors are on hand, as well as a few kid-friendly ac... Read more

30 years of Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters

Tue, 04/18/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The blues, funk, R&B, and soul sounds of one of Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters have been delighting the ears of New Orleans music fans for 30 years. They'll be celebrating this landmark with a show at Tipitina's this Friday, April 21 with openers Soul Project... Read more

Video: Dolores T. Aaron Academy Brass Band on Cuttin' Class

Tue, 04/18/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Cole Williams was pleased to welcome the Dolores T. Aaron Academy Brass Band to WWOZ earlier today for our April edition of Cuttin' Class! Check out the 3-song performance below, plus a short interview with director Andy Bower and some of the students. Read more

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