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Video: Mykia Jovan '16 Shots'

Mon, 04/02/18
Mykia Jovan joined host Derrick Freeman on the New Orleans Music Show last Wednesday for a 3-song performance. Here was her finale, the powerful '16 Shots.'  Read more

Louis Armstrong 'Go Down Moses' animation

Sun, 04/01/18
Artist Nina Paley created this cool animation to accompany Louis Armstrong's version of 'Go Down Moses.' Check it out!  Read more

Jazz in the Park Spring 2018 schedule

Sat, 03/31/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz in the Park continues their successful run this spring. The concert series happens every Thursday from 4-8p at Armstrong Park. Here's this season's schedule: April 26 Kermit Ruffins, Walter L. Cohn High School Marching Band May 3 Sporty & the Big Shots, Noisewater Ma... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/30/18

Sat, 03/31/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Soul Serenade     Beau Dollar & The Coins     02:37     Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2     Back To The Dust     O.C. Tolbert     02:56     Black Diamond 3     The Hand That Giveth     Lucky Dube     04:06     Slave 4     plenty of room     Barbara & The Browns     02:27     ... Read more

5 things to know for 3/30 - 4/5

Thu, 03/29/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Easter is on Sunday and the French Quarter will be hopping! The 19th Annual Gay Easter Parade starts at 4:30p. The parade showcases the fashion and creativity of the LGBTQ community dressed in Easter and summer suits, tuxedos, and dresses with festive Easter hats. There'... Read more

Video: St. Katharine Drexel Prep School on School Groove

Wed, 03/28/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School is joined us in the studio today for the March edition of School Groove! March is Women's History month and we are pleased to bring the students from this all-girls school in for School Groove this month. The band is led by Mr. Lester... Read more

Ellis Marsalis: Piano Night 2018 special feature

Tue, 03/27/18
WWOZ Piano Night is returning to House of Blues Monday, April 30! As the city’s premier event celebrating the great pianists of New Orleans, this year’s Piano Night is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Fats Domino. Tickets for the event at House of Blues are available n... Read more

Freret Street Fest 2018

Sun, 03/25/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2018 Freret Street Festival is happening on Saturday, April 7 from 11a-6p. Free to attend, the festival has three stages with local music, plus over 200 local vendors, food courts and seating at every corner, roller girls, and pet adoption stations. It runs the length o... Read more

Photos from St. Joseph's Night 2018

Sun, 03/25/18
Photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee was in the streets on St. Joseph's Night, capturing scenes throughout downtown New Orleans as Mardi Gras Indian tribes prepared, stepped out, and met under the overpass and in the neighborhoods. Check out a few of the highlights below.  Read more

World Journey 03/24/18

Sun, 03/25/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Yon Ti Secre     Toto Necessite     04:34     Tripotage 2     Zadie Bobo     Ernesto Djedje     03:47     Ivory Coast Soul 3     Wátina (I Called out)     Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Co     04:45     Wátina 4     Cilaos     Nathalie Natiembé     04:48     Sankèr 5     ... Read more

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