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In Memoriam: Charlie Sims

Sat, 03/04/17
Charles L. "Mr. Charlie" Sims, former chef-owner of Donna's Bar & Grill, passed away Sunday, February 5 at the age of 81. Mr. Sims was born April 13, 1935, in Rome, Georgia, and grew up in Chicago. He was in the U.S. Navy for 13 years, serving on the U.S.S. Skate, the first... Read more

Rhythm Room 03 03 16

Sat, 03/04/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
2    sea cruise    rico rodriguez    03:02    that man is forward (reissue 1998) 3    Everyone's Gone To The Moon    Bobby Womack    02:39    My Prescription '69 4    Bridges Instead Of Walls    Staple Singers    04:01    Be What You Are 5    Livin' in Fear    The Bagdads  ... Read more

5 things to know for 3/3-3/9

Fri, 03/03/17
1) Mardi Gras is over (check out the photo highlights) and we're quickly heading towards festival season! YLC's Wednesday at the Square announced their lineup last week. Irma Thomas will open this free weekly concert series at Lafayette Square on March 15. French Quarter Fe... Read more

Tank & the Bangas win NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

Thu, 03/02/17
The career trajectory of New Orleans' Tank & the Bangas keeps on rising! On Mardi Gras morning, NPR announced that the group beat out over 6,000 other entries to win this year's Tiny Desk Contest, a competition whose past winners have included Gaelynn Lea, Fantastic Negrito... Read more

2017 Wednesday at the Square schedule

Thu, 03/02/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 18th annual Wednesday at the Square in Lafayette Square lineup is out! This regular springtime concert series features local artists and food and drink vendors. This year, due to high demand, an additional Tuesday date has been added for the week between Jazz Fest weeke... Read more

Video: CTC Steppers Second Line Parade

Thu, 03/02/17
The C.T.C. Steppers hit the streets for their annual second line parade on February 12, 2017 and WWOZ was on hand to capture the scene. Check out these highlights from the club and Da Truth Brass Band as they make their way down St. Claude Avenue.  Read more

Jazz Fest Community Outreach Tickets: app due Monday

Thu, 03/02/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by distributing thousands of free tickets to the world–famous festival of local music and culture. As it has for many years, the Foundation’s Community Outr... Read more

Mardi Gras song profile: 'Street Parade'

Mon, 02/27/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Earl King and The Meters' intimitable hit 'Street Parade,' a song with an interesting history and musicianship behind it. "Every time you listen to 'Street Parade... Read more

Mardi Gras song profile: 'Do Watcha Wanna'

Sun, 02/26/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Rebirth Brass Band's most popular tune, 'Do Watcha Wanna,' with backstories from founding members Kermit Ruffins and Phil Frazier.  "All the neighborhood cats us... Read more

World Journey "Road March" 2017

Sat, 02/25/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    One Family (Antilles Riddim)    Alternative Quartet    04:01     2    High Mas    David Rudder    05:15    Soca 98 3    Gren-N Lamou    Marce' Et Tumpak    05:49    Zouk Chouv (Guad.) 4    Canto da Ema / All On a Mardi Gras Day (Featuring Cha Wa)    Nation Beat    04:4... Read more

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