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Téada - Coming to New Orleans

Tue, 04/24/12
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
In 2001 a brand new band called Téada burst onto the traditional Irish music scene making headlines on the innovative Irish TV show Flosc. Since then Téada has grown into one of Ireland’s most ground-breaking, inventive and zesty bands, headlining at major music festivals t... Read more

Peter Bergman Tributes

Fri, 04/20/12
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
A video tribute to Peter Bergman and Philip Proctor's upcoming radio tribute:   Firesign Theatre's Philip Proctor To Premiere "Tribute to Peter Bergman"  on Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama The Comedy-O-Rama Hour wi... Read more

Burn Sandmel Burn! Ernie K-Doe: The R&B Emperor of New Orleans Book Release Party April 11!

Sat, 04/07/12
Book release party April 11! Join Ben for his book release party Wednesday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., at 533 Royal Street. Karen Celestan will interview Ben Sandmel about K-Doe and the book. Sales and pre-order pickups begin at 9:30 a.m. at The Shop at The Collection. ... Read more

Sun Ra Documentary

Fri, 04/06/12
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Finally, a documentary that rises to quality of the elusive muse that was Sun Ra.  With insights from former WWOZ show host John Sinclair and sometimes New Orleans resident, Michael Ray.  Read more

It's that time of year - ASCENSION!

Tue, 04/03/12
Authored by David Kunian
In honor of the late great Don "Big Moose" Jamison and in honor of everyone celebrating Easter and any excuse to play this is a good one... The Tone Scientists and Sound Chemists and Vibration Physicists of the Kitchen Sink will bring you the epic avant garde free jazz sounds... Read more

POSITIVELY ALIVE, my new book of images

Mon, 04/02/12
Authored by Michael Dominici
POSITIVELY ALIVE is my new book of images on -the book is available as an ebook, a softcover or hardcover copy as well on a print to order basis. Thanks, Michael Dominici some of these images are included, many more or not. Read more

Zydeco and New Orleans Blues documentaries tonight on Kitchen Sink

Tue, 03/27/12
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight, the Tone Scientists and Radio Wave Commanders of the Kitchen Sink will play, for your listening pleasure and education, two documentaries by producers extrordinaire and friends of WWOZ, The Y and the Z of documentary radio, Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar.   First,... Read more

The Beat

Sat, 03/24/12
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Think of a frenetic jazz piece with the counter-point of a steady, unfazed tap dancer's sound.  It's the musical equivalent of social "coolness."   In the 1950s to 1970's music we focus on every Saturday from midnight to Sunday 3am, this sound evolved from the hoofers to dru... Read more

Tony Fitzpatrick in the Studio

Fri, 03/23/12
Authored by Michael Dominici
Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part 5: Read more

Lynne Arriale to Visit Jazz from the Market

Wed, 03/21/12
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
  Brilliant pianist, composer and educator Lynne Arriale will be on air talking about her latest album this Thursday (March 22nd, 2012) at 4:30 on Jazz from the French Market. After the interview, she will be heading up Frenchmen to Snug Harbor to get ready for her gig the ... Read more

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