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Rhythm Room Playlist 09/15/17

Sat, 09/16/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     You' re All I Need To Get By     Booker T. & The MG's     03:50      2     Grace     Lizz Wright     04:56     Grace 3     Heaven Is Here To Guide Us     8th Day     03:18     I Gotta Get Home (Can't Let My Baby Get Lonely) 4     Walking On Eggs     Arthur Conley     0... Read more

In Memoriam: Lissa Driscoll

Fri, 09/15/17
Remembering a one-of-a-kind woman this morning-- rest in peace, Lissa Driscoll.  Lissa was a longtime performer at various spots throughout the French Quarter and befriended and influenced many musicians in New Orleans. She first came to New Orleans to see her heroine, Blu... Read more

5 things to know for 9/15 - 9/21

Thu, 09/14/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) The fourth annual New Orleans Irish Festival comes to Kingsley House on Saturday, September 16. Performers include the New Orleans Celtic Heart Ensemble, The Poor Clares, Speed The Mule, Catherine Koehler, Richie Stafford and Friends, and Stephen’s Green. New to the fest... Read more

Video: Mayoral Forum on Music Policy - Sep. 11, 2017

Tue, 09/12/17
On Monday, September 11, 2017, The Ella Project, OffBeat Media, and The Recording Academy (GRAMMY) hosted a public forum on music policy at the historic Carver Theatre (2101 Orleans Ave) in New Orleans. WWOZ was on hand to live video stream the event. If you were unable to ... Read more

Lightnin' Hopkins w/Cleveland Chenier

Tue, 09/12/17
Here's some very fine, rare footage of Lightnin' Hopkins and Cleveland Chenier. Read more

Application for Archive Fellowships 2017-18 open Sept. 15

Tue, 09/12/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Applications for the 2017-18 Jazz & Heritage Archive Fellowships open on September 15 and close October 31. Fellowships provide funding to researchers who utilize and contribute to the Archive and are intended for people who have already demonstrated a remarkable capacity t... Read more

New music spotlight: Naughty Professor

Tue, 09/12/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
New Orleans-based and jazz-funk sextet, Naughty Professor, have spent the past few years building their following through their horn-powered sound that embodies their adventurous recordings and high energy performances. Identity, their latest, is their most daring—shifting ... Read more

Big Freedia + Mannie Fresh 'Dive'

Mon, 09/11/17
Check out the new single from Big Freedia and Mannie Fresh, 'Dive,' below. "Mannie made a guest appearance on my TV show last season," notes Big Freedia of the collaboration. "'Dive' represents two distinct Bounce styles. Try not to shake to this beat!" Big Freedia isn't s... Read more

Fall 2017 Wednesdays on the Point schedule

Mon, 09/11/17
The Westbank gets in on the live music action starting September 13 with the return of Wednesdays On The Point at Algiers Point. These free shows begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:30pm each Wednesday starting in September and running through October. Here's the full schedule: ... Read more

WWOZ Kitchen Sink 2017 Summer of Love Live Series Going To “Let Em Have It! (With No Problem!!)

Sun, 09/10/17
Tune in Wednesday September 13 around 10:30 p.m. for King James and The Special Men who will be performing live in the WWOZ Studio ending our 2017 Kitchen Sink Summer of Love Live Series. King James and the Special Men return from Europe and will be at the Saturn Bar on La... Read more

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