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Block Party playlist covers version 04/02/16

Sat, 04/02/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Shaft El Michel's Affair 03:27 Truth & Soul presents A Tribute to Isaac Hayes Web 2016/4/2 18:03:08 2 Higher & Higher The Pioneers 02:29 I Believe In Love 2016/4/2 18:06:55 ... Read more

5 things to know for 4/1

Sat, 04/02/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending April 1, 2016: ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/01/16

Sat, 04/02/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 A Message to the World Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes 05:04 Message to the World 2016/4/1 21:58:39 2 Truth Will Set You Free LaBelle 04:59 Back to Now 2016/4/1 ... Read more

Freret Street Festival this Saturday, 4/2

Thu, 03/31/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2016 Freret Street Festival is happening on Saturday, April 2 from 11am-6pm. Free to attend, the festival has three stages with local music, plus over 150 local vendors, a food court, and pet adoption stations. It runs the length of Freret Street between Soniat and Napo... Read more

New music spotlight: Herlin Riley

Tue, 03/29/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Master jazz drummer Herlin Riley released new 10-track album on February 12, entitled New Direction. This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful albums I've had the pleasure to put the spotlight on. Riley is a regularly featured musician at Jazz at the Lincoln Cente... Read more

5 things to know for 3/25

Sat, 03/26/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending March 25, 2016:... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/25/16

Sat, 03/26/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Mamblues Fritz The Cat & Heavy Traffic OST 03:05 Fritz The Cat & Heavy Traffic OST 2016/3/25 22:02:12 2 Somebody Is Watching Pops Staples 04:09 Don't Lose This 2016/3/25 22:... Read more

Morning Set playlist 03/24/16

Thu, 03/24/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Emmanuel The Robi Botos Trio 04:33 Place to Place 2016/3/24 06:02:06 2 All My Trials Charles Lloyd & The Marvels 05:01 I Long To See You 2016/3/24 06:06:40 3 ... Read more

New music spotlight: Naughty Professor

Tue, 03/22/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Naughty Professor is a New Orleans-based funk/jazz collective. The group's latest album, In The Flesh, is comprised of live audio, behind-the-scenes tour footage, and more. For a group known for their high-energy performances, an album featuring live cuts is a wise choice. ... Read more

Jazz in the Park celebrates 5 years

Mon, 03/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
This spring, Jazz in the Park, the biannual free concert series at Armstrong Park, turns five years old. In honor of this birthday, People United for Armstrong Park is hosting a free three-day festival May 6-8 expanding the normal Jazz in the Park experience. The festival w... Read more

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