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Danny Barker Fest 2018

Wed, 01/03/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival returns to stages and schools across the city on January 9 and runs through January 14. The mission of this unique festival is to showcase and highlight the many contributions and accomplishments of NEA Jazz Master Danny Barker: mu... Read more

'If Ever I Cease To Love': WWOZ New Orleans Tricentennial Moment

Tue, 01/02/18
There’s a song that’s been heard every Mardi Gras since 1872. Originally it didn’t have anything to do with New Orleans -- it was actually written by an English comedian. Read more

Remembering those we lost in 2017

Sun, 12/31/17
The New Orleans music and cultural communities lost a number of talented and influential individuals in 2017. Here, we remember those who passed away in the last year. WWOZ's Dan Fitzgerald, d. Jan. 6, 2017 John Boudreaux, d. Jan. 14, 2017 Charlie Sims, d. Feb. 5, 2017 Arno... Read more

New library exhibit: Queens, Baby Dolls, and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs

Sun, 12/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
A new exhibition of photographs and ceremonial attire of women who participate in the community-based customs of the Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club traditions will be on display at the Main Library Branch (219 Loyola Ave) from Jan... Read more

Mardi Gras 2018 Parade Schedule

Sun, 12/31/17
Twelfth Night is nearly upon us, marking the start of the 2018 Carnival season! Check out the New Orleans parade schedule (subject to change) below. Saturday, Jan. 6 (Twelfth Night) 6p Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc (French Quarter) 7p Phunny Phorty Fellows (Uptown) 7:30p Society Des... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Fats Domino Second Line

Sun, 12/31/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! We lost one of the all-time greats this year-- Fats Domino passed away on October 24 at the age of 89. Thousands of fans poured into the streets of the 9th Ward for a tribute second line to the beloved Fat Man, an international su... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 12/29//17 (Best of 2017)

Sat, 12/30/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Bookie     J-Zone     03:22     J-Zone & Pablo Martin are The Du-Rites 2     How_Do_I_Get_There     Don Bryant     03:57     Don't Give Up On Love 3     Little Bit     Mavis Staples     03:52     If All I Was Was Black 4     Still Not Dead     WILLIE NELSON     02:33 ... Read more

5 things to know for 12/29 - 1/4

Fri, 12/29/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 1) A few choice picks for New Year's Eve (Sunday). Full listings available at the WWOZ Livewire. Tank & the Bangas, Sweet Crude, and Alfred Banks w/Cruel Nasty at the Joy Theater Jon Cleary at Chickie Wah Wah Galactic at Tipitina's Tab Benoit at Rock'n'Bowl... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Southern Decadence

Fri, 12/29/17
We're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! This one features some highlights from Southern Decadence, a six-day LGBTQ event held over Labor Day weekend each year in New Orleans. The weekend includes a parade through the French Quarter on the Sunday before Labor Day.  Read more

Video: Warren Easton Jazz Band on School Groove

Wed, 12/27/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The students from Warren Easton Jazz Band joined us in the studio for the December edition of School Groove! Check out their performance from Monday, December 11 below.  Read more

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