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New music spotlight: Herlin Riley

Tue, 03/29/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Master jazz drummer Herlin Riley released new 10-track album on February 12, entitled New Direction. This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful albums I've had the pleasure to put the spotlight on. Riley is a regularly featured musician at Jazz at the Lincoln Cente... Read more

5 things to know for 3/25

Sat, 03/26/16
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 March 25, 2016:... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/25/16

Sat, 03/26/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Mamblues Fritz The Cat & Heavy Traffic OST 03:05 Fritz The Cat & Heavy Traffic OST 2016/3/25 22:02:12 2 Somebody Is Watching Pops Staples 04:09 Don't Lose This 2016/3/25 22:... Read more

Morning Set playlist 03/24/16

Thu, 03/24/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Emmanuel The Robi Botos Trio 04:33 Place to Place 2016/3/24 06:02:06 2 All My Trials Charles Lloyd & The Marvels 05:01 I Long To See You 2016/3/24 06:06:40 3 ... Read more

New music spotlight: Naughty Professor

Tue, 03/22/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Naughty Professor is a New Orleans-based funk/jazz collective. The group's latest album, In The Flesh, is comprised of live audio, behind-the-scenes tour footage, and more. For a group known for their high-energy performances, an album featuring live cuts is a wise choice. ... Read more

Jazz in the Park celebrates 5 years

Mon, 03/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
This spring, Jazz in the Park, the biannual free concert series at Armstrong Park, turns five years old. In honor of this birthday, People United for Armstrong Park is hosting a free three-day festival May 6-8 expanding the normal Jazz in the Park experience. The festival w... Read more

Congo Square Rhythms Festival

Sat, 03/19/16
Authored by Carrie Hadler
The Congo Square Rhythms Festival returns to Armstrong Park this weekend with lots of great African dance and drumming performances, plus brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians, and a lot more. Take special note of the annual Class Got Brass competition on Sunday afternoon-- it's ... Read more

5 things to know for March 18

Sat, 03/19/16
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 March 18, 2016... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/18/16

Sat, 03/19/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Sudden Destruction Jamaica All Stars 02:23 On the Footsteps of Jah 2016/3/18 22:03:28 2 If It's a Light Mavis Staples 03:05 Livin' On a High Note '16 2016/3/18 22:05:56 ... Read more

Festival Bonfouca 3/18-3/20

Wed, 03/16/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The first Festival Bonfouca will be held this weekend in Slidell. Three days of local food vendors, arts market and water sports (kayak and boat rentals, fishing rodeo), and plenty of local music will fill Heritage Park. Produced by the same folks who put on the Mid-City Ba... Read more

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