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Cleveland Embraces New Orleans at the Hall of Fame

Mon, 11/15/10
Authored by Sally Young
Rebirth Brass Band got the crowd on their feet before Trombone Shorty’s show at the House of Blues Friday night. Cleveland got a special treat when members of the Andrews family (James and Glen) made a surprise guest appearance with Troy. Saturday’s conference at Case Weste... Read more

Tribute to Idris Muhammad with Donald Harrison & Congo Square Nation

Sat, 11/13/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
On Thursday, November 11, a room full of music lovers and jazz greats alike converged on Loyola University's Roussel Hall to celebrate and the life and work of legendary drummer Idris Muhammad, whose accomplishments and contributions to music throughout his life have helped... Read more

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Honors New Orleans Legends

Fri, 11/12/10
Authored by Sally Young
Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is rocking and rolling this week, honoring two of New Orleans' most beloved musicians.This year's installment of The Museum's American Masters Series, "Walking to New Orleans: The Music of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew" is the main ... Read more

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

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