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Overheard in 'OZ-land...

Fri, 01/23/09
Authored by Alison Fensterstock
I was in the bank today and a middle-aged, hip-looking Tip's-in-the-'80s sort of couple was waiting by the teller for a long time. The bank radio was playing an '80s station quite loud. I couldn't help but overhear them: Man: Is that Pat Benatar? Woman: Yeah. Man: How long ... Read more

It's carnival time !

Thu, 01/22/09
Authored by Lisa Barrios
As anybody who has ever listened to my show, I loves me some mardi gras & it's music.Unlike christmas music, I think mardi gras music should be heard all year long ! I will be peppering all of my february shows with anything & everything mardi gras ! And it won't stop 'til ... Read more

Audio Krewe Du Vieux Parade

Thu, 01/22/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
The Krewe du Vieux Mardi Gras parade rolls past the WWOZ studio on the evening of Saturday, February 7th. Tonight, WWOZ presents an audio preview of the parade with music representing each subkrewe of the parade. Co-hosted by Keith Twitchell, the Krewe du Vieux's parade ... Read more

Iko Iko Indian Practices Heating Up

Tue, 01/20/09
Experience the rich culture of the Mardi Gras Indians Practices being held on Sunday nights at the following locations; Uptown Yia Cafe at 2401 Danneel Street (corner of First and Danneel) Starting around 5:30 p.m. Handa Wanda at 2425 Dryades Street (in between First Str... Read more

Snooks Eaglin Birthday celebration/Post Inauguration Chaos - Wednesday 21st, 11am to 2pm CST

Mon, 01/19/09
Authored by George Ingmire
Yes indeed, I am doing another birthday show. This for Snooks Eaglin born January 21st, 1936 - I will be playing music from as far back as the 1950s (solo, with Sugar Boy Crawford et al) up until his Black Top recordings. Somewhere along the way, I might even dig up a live ... Read more

Blues Foundation's Intenational Blues Challange

Sun, 01/18/09
Authored by Big D
I had hope to be writing you about WWOZ's live broadcast of The International Blues Challenge in Memphis on Feb 4th - 7th, instead I will simply be telling you about it when I get back. What is the International Blues Challenge? "IBC" The World's Largest Gathering of Blues... Read more

Washington Week In Preview

Fri, 01/16/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
This was a fun show. Surprisingly fun. You can hear it at: Two big Washington, D.C. events were the musical motivation for this show: (1) DC resident, Link Wray, was celebrated with Link Wray Day today, January 15th, and (2) Barack Oba... Read more

Bo Dollis Birthday/ Toussaint Birthday/ Remembering Cayne Miceli

Tue, 01/13/09
Authored by George Ingmire
This show will be quite a balancing act. For one, I will be dedicating the show to the memory of Cayne Miceli, who passed away last week at the age of 43. Cayne loved New Orleans music as well as the rich Mardi Gras Indian culture of New Orleans. Read more

Michael Dominici back on WWOZ!

Tue, 01/13/09
WWOZ Alumnist Michael Dominici will be back in New Orleans for Mardi Gras hosting 3 shows on WWOZ. Join Mike as he sits in on the Kitchen Sink Shows for Double A and A.J. (who are sitting in for him) on Wednesday, February 18th and 25th. He sits in for David Kunian on Tues... Read more

Happy birthday Danny

Mon, 01/12/09
Authored by Tom Morgan
Tomorrow Jan. 13th we'll be getting you ready for the big Danny Barker festivities this weekend with a special 100th birthday salute to Danny. Danny was born on Jan. 13th, so why should we wait for the weekend? We'll feature his work with Cab Calloway, Henry "Red" Allen, Bl... Read more

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