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1980 PBS special: "Pete!"

Thu, 11/09/17
Take a gander back to 1980 with this PBS documentary on Pete Fountain. A pre-reality TV era PBS takes a look at Pete's rise as a musician, joins Pete and his band in their Winnebago as they cross the country to a well-paying gig, and stop in at a crawfish boil hosted by Pet... Read more

5 things to know for 11/10 - 11/16

Thu, 11/09/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Oak Street Po Boy Fest is happening on Sunday, November 12. It will feature over two dozen local restaurants and caterers serving up various incarnations of the festival's namesake food. If you can't find your po boy here, you won't find it anywhere-- there are over 50 v... Read more

Video: Malevitus at WWOZ

Wed, 11/08/17
Revisiting the live series of music our Wednesday night Kitchen Sink hosts brought into the studio over the summer with this song from Malevitus. This was part of their 50th anniversary celebration of the "Summer of Love." Hear The Kitchen Sink every weeknight, 10p-midnight. Read more

Diggin in the Crates- Playlists for Whiskey

Wed, 11/08/17
Authored by Murf Reeves
Sometimes I feel the time is moving incredibly fast, and the only thing I can do is hold on.  A few months have gone by since I have posted, because I began a metamorphising journey, unfortunately, without superpower manifestation, but rather, starting my own business.  The... Read more

James Booker in Nice, 1978

Tue, 11/07/17
Here's a treat-- a 32-minute set of James Booker's solo set at the Nice, France Jazz Festival on June 16, 1978.  Read more

The Session at WWOZ, June 2017

Mon, 11/06/17
Check out The Session, performing live at WWOZ back in June.  From the group's website: "Individually and collectively, we are trying to create a sound that reflects who we are at this moment. However, we are each steeped in a rich tradition. We have been lucky enough to p... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/03//17

Sat, 11/04/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1       Buffalo Cowboy     Fully Fullwood     03:48     For All Time 2     11_Call_On_God     Sharon_Jones__the_Dap_Kings_     03:39     Soul of a Woman 3     Let It Shine     Al Green     03:17     The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 4     You Don't Miss our Water... Read more

5 things to know for 11/3 - 11/9

Thu, 11/02/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) CHOMP. In honor of National Sandwich Day, the longest po boy in New Orleans’ history is coming to the French Quarter on Friday, November 3. The 350-foot long po boy will be cut up and doled out to interested parties with empty stomachs for free at the 500 block of Royal ... Read more

Scenes from the Fats Domino Second Line

Thu, 11/02/17
A fitting tribute second line parade for the great Fats Domino packed the streets of the 9th Ward last night and WWOZ was on hand to capture some of the scene. Check out our footage below.  Read more

Video premieres from The Revelers + more

Wed, 11/01/17
The New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC) paired up with three local artists to create new music videos. Now in its third year, the program pairs talented local filmmakers with students (ages 17 & up) who want to learn all about the creative process behind music video pro... Read more

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