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Women of Note concert series at Jazz Museum

Mon, 03/12/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
In concert with Women's History Month, the New Orleans Jazz Museum hosts a performance and discussion series featuring local women artists to accompany its Women of Note exhibit highlighting the history of women in jazz from its early influences and inception through today.... Read more

Wednesdays at the Square: Spring 2018

Sun, 03/11/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
YLC's Wednesdays at the Square series returns this week with performances from Lost Bayou Ramblers and Mia Borders at Lafayette Square. Each concert runs from 5:30-8:30p. Check out the full schedule for this season below: March 14: Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mia Borders March 21:... Read more

Terence Blanchard's 'Champion: An Opera In Jazz'

Sun, 03/11/18
Terence Blanchard has incredible artistic breadth-- one that's extended by his two-act opera, Champion, showing now at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. It has one remaining performance in New Orleans, today at 2:30p, presented by the New Orleans Opera. Champion is the story of... Read more

Video: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet at Jazz & Heritage Center

Sun, 03/11/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation was pleased to present the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet on Saturday night, with two shows at 8 and 9:30p! WWOZ live video streamed from the first set-- check it out below!  Read more

2018 Midcity Bayou Boogaloo lineup announced

Sat, 03/10/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Midcity Bayou Boogaloo has announced the lineup for its 13th annual festival, happening May 18-20 along the banks of Bayou St. John. Of note this year: Leo Nocentelli, Marc Broussard, and Deacon John & the Ivories. Each of these artists is making their Bayou Boogaloo de... Read more

Video: Big Chief Alfred Doucette

Sat, 03/10/18
Sitting down with Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows as he prepared for Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras Indians will be in the streets again soon-- Uptown Super Sunday hits Sunday, March 18 and St. Joseph's Night is Monday, March 19. Get the details at WWOZ's Takin'... Read more

In Memoriam: Barbara Gillmor

Sat, 03/10/18
Barbara A. Gillmor passed away on March 3, 2018 at the age of 62. Barbara was a longtime New Orleans enthusiast who moved here in the 1960s. Upon arrival, she knew-- "NOLA Til Ya Die," as she often said. Barbara's flamboyant spirit and soul touched many. She was a dedicated... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/09/18

Sat, 03/10/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Chicken Gumbo     Preston Love     02:08     Preston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q 2     Sinner's Prayer     Reverend John Wilkins     04:17     You Can't Hurry God 3     I Ain't Raisin' No Sand     Staple Singers     06:30     Be What You Are 4     Baby Love     15 - 16 - 17 ... Read more

Video: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet 'Offbeat Personality'

Fri, 03/09/18
Here's Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet performing 'Offbeat Personality' at WWOZ in 2014. They will be performing two free shows at the Jazz and Heritage Center on Saturday night. Read more

5 things to know for 3/9 - 3/15

Thu, 03/08/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Don't Stop The Music! WWOZ's Spring Drive is coming and we've got a ton of great live, local music coming through our studio March 13-23. Tune in and turn on! And, of course-- support your New Orleans community radio station by becoming a member today.  2) We'll be vide... Read more

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