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Tis the Season to indulge - New Orleans Music Show

Sun, 02/01/09
Authored by George Ingmire
Carnival time is a chance for many to exercise unbridled drinking and partaking. People from the "land of last call for alcohol" and locals alike find themselves in cloudy states of mental depravity/bliss. While I'm not condoning any sort of debauchery, this show is all abo... Read more

The King of the Krewe du Vieux - Frankie Ford

Thu, 01/29/09
Authored by Tom Morgan
On Feb 3rd, the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show (11 am - 2 pm) will kick off Carnival with the appearance of Frankie Ford, this year's King of the Krewe Du Vieux. Frankie will be making a two-fold trip as he will also be celebrating the release of a new CD "On the Street Wh... Read more

Kicking Back with Mark Bingham

Sat, 01/24/09
Authored by George Ingmire
It's been a while since Mark, owner of Piety Street recording studios has been by the studio, so we've got some catching up to do. Tune in on Wednesday, January 28th (11am to 2pm CST) to see Mr. Bingham is up to these days. Mark Bingham Bio by Bill Milkowski A sing... Read more

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

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