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Wait for it.....or NOT! TENTH annual XXXXXXXmas Xtravaganza

Sun, 11/07/10
Authored by Missy Bowen
Tenth annual XXXXXXmas XXXXXtravaganza from 7-10 pm December 23. Plan now to be far, far away from your radio. I can't believe I'm actually scheduling this. Can't even think about having done this for 10 years. It's all Dr. Black Mold's fault. Maybe we can lure him on ... Read more

clarification for lisa barrios interviews

Wed, 11/03/10
Authored by Lisa Barrios
CLARIFICATION !! bob french will be "visiting" with me on nov. 11. please note ! bob french is coming back, but, he's just doin' a drive-by ! Read more

lisa barrios' upcoming interviews

Wed, 11/03/10
Authored by Lisa Barrios
lisa barrios' upcoming interviews linnzi zaorski will be stopping by on nov. 4 @ 10.a.m. to talk about what she's doin' while in town. bob french is comin' back !! &, he's got a new CD ! we'll talk with him & find out how he's doin'. that's nov. 11th, 10a.m. mark your cal... Read more

The Porch Celebrates

Fri, 10/29/10
Authored by Christy
If you weren't at the Porch/7th Ward's new home on St. Anthony Street around 7 pm on Saturday night (October 23), you missed a great time: steppers from the Porch's Original Big 7 broke out their finest moves as the Big 7 Brass Band played their hearts out as part of the 6... Read more

Cuba and the JALC: Jazz Diplomacy

Thu, 10/28/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Hear that trumpet!! Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are literally breaking down the political barriers that have separated American and Cuban jazz musicians for over 50 years. The JALC Orchestra recently visited Cuba and were hosted by Chucho Vald... Read more

Dark passages and stranger candy (The Blues Breakdown new time, one day only)

Thu, 10/28/10
Shadowy figures in darkened corners, lurking strangers, Unknown creatures stalk the forgotten rooms and evanescent corridors of the mind.. Such is the currency of the horror film. Of the particularly human art of scaring ourselves. Halloween. Down here in the Steamy S... Read more

"Treme" Exec Eric Overmyer Visits 'OZ this Tuesday

Mon, 10/25/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Eric Overmyer, Executive Producer of the HBO series "Treme," will stop by WWOZ's studio on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 8:30 a.m. during Morning Set with Mark LaMaire to talk about the release of the "Treme" Season 1 soundtrack, as well as downloadable videos and the show. Tune in! Read more

A Cure for Pain

Fri, 10/22/10
Morphine lives on in The Members of Morphine, with Jeremy Lyons AKA The Ever Expanding Elastic Wasteband. They played live today on the Blues Breakdown, community radio style, raw and minimal. See them tonight, here in New Orleans, at D.B.A. on Frenchman Street. The band fe... Read more

Dew Drop Jazz & Social Hall

Wed, 10/20/10
Authored by Big D
On May 5, 1885 a group of civic-minded African American residents of the village of Mandeville, led by the late Olivia Eunio, created the Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Association. A decade later the organization laid a cornerstone and in 1895 constructed a small wooden b... Read more

This is How We Do It!

Tue, 10/19/10
Authored by Christy
The Original Prince of Wales social and pleasure club held their 82nd annual second line this past Sunday, October 10th, starting and ending at the Rock Bottom lounge on Tchoupitoulas. Lead by club leader Joe Stern a.k.a "White Boy Joe", The Prince of Wales is one of t... Read more

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