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Bob Andrews Special Guest on Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show on TUESDAY August 18

Sat, 08/08/09
Join us on the Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show on TUESDAY August 18th at 10:00 p.m. with our very special guest Mr. Bob Andrews. As you may know we are normally on Wednesday nights, however as you well know if you listen to the Live Wire music calendar our guest Bob Andrews has ... Read more

Terence Blanchard Talks to 'OZ About "Choices"

Thu, 07/30/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard stopped by the station the other day during Jazz from the Market, with Dean Ellis sitting in for T.R. Johnson, and I sat with them in the studio as they talked about a wide range of topics. Terence had a lot of great stories to share both o... Read more

Tuesday at 5pm: Terence Blanchard Interview

Tue, 07/28/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will be WWOZ's guest on Tuesday July 28 at around 5 p.m. during Jazz from the Market with T.R. Johnson! We don't know exactly when he'll be on the air, but be sure to tune in and stay glued to WWOZ 90.7 FM to catch this special inter... Read more

Hart McNee memorial show

Tue, 07/21/09
Authored by David Kunian
We're going to try on the second half of the Tuesday Kitchen Sink to do some of the late Hart McNee's music and some of the music that he liked, and include parts of a profound interview that filmmaker and grand Marshall Henry Griffin did with Hart in 2006. Sometime after ... Read more

Hart McNee Passed July 14: Rest in Peace, Dear Friend

Tue, 07/14/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
New Orleans flautist Hart McNee passed away July 14, 2009, at the age of 66. A memorial will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 18, at Sound Café on Port and Chartres in the Bywater. T.R. Johnson will honor McNee with a "Hart Party" on today's Jazz from the Market show f... Read more

Care-Actors: Songs about New Orleans Figures

Tue, 07/07/09
Authored by George Ingmire
Whether it's the Buddy Bolden Blues by Jelly Roll Morton or Marie Laveau by any number of songwriters, New Orleanians have been immortalized through lyrics. On the New Orleans Music Show, Wednesday - July 8th (11am to 2pm) - I will be playing songs about the Care-Actors, to... Read more

Sean O'Meara Receives Award

Thu, 07/02/09
Authored by Your Friend
Story by Rosie Ledezma. On Saturday, June 27th, Sean O’Meara was presented with an appreciation award on behalf of the local Irish and Celtic community. The surprise ceremony was a part of the monthly “ceili” or dance held at the Deutsches Haus in New Orleans. They kicked... Read more

Video: Michael Jackson Second Line

Mon, 06/29/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
On Sunday there was a second-line parade for the recently deceased "King of Pop" Michael Jackson in New Orleans' 7th ward. Check out the video from the Times-Picayune (after the jump). Read more

Celebrate the 4th of July and Ernie K-Doe Day Early Wednesday Night On Kitchen Sink (10pm to 12am). Burn K-Doe Burn!

Sun, 06/28/09
Join us Wednesday night July 1st from 10:00 p.m. to midnight as we Celebrate the lives of Ernie and Miss Antoinette K-Doe. With the 4th of July and Ernie K-Doe Day approaching we want to remember Ernie and Ms. Antoinette on the upcoming anniversary of Ernie's passing into ... Read more

Voodoo Experience announces 2009 lineup!

Fri, 06/26/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
The Voodoo Experience has just announced the 2009 lineup of performers for all three stages. The big national headliners are on Le Ritual Stage, but there are plenty of top local New Orleans acts on Le Flambeau and Le Carnival Stages too. The exact schedule hasn't been release... Read more

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