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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

Allen Toussaint Birthday Show - 10 to 12 Kitchen Sink Wednesday, January 14 (10:00 p.m to 12:00 a.m.)

Fri, 01/09/09
Join us on the Ten to Twelve Kitchen Sink Show as we celebrate the birthday of Mr. Allen Toussaint. We will only be scratching the surface playing 2 hours of the music written, performed, arranged and produced by Mr. Toussaint. Maybe we will lock out the Jazz Lunitique a... Read more

On demand audio of archived WWOZ radio shows available for streaming

Tue, 01/06/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
  For recent shows go to PRX, the mother of all audio archives:  I posted audio from a couple of my shows (Saturday to Sunday midnight to 3 a.m.) for those few non-drinking and driving listeners who sleep nor... Read more

Location, Location, Location — New Orleans Music Show — Wednesday, January 7th (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Mon, 01/05/09
Authored by George Ingmire
Tune into WWOZ 90.7fm or, this Wednesday, January 7th (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) for a show dedicated to the streets and intersections of New Orleans. Whether we're talking about 2nd and Dryades (where Mardi Gras indians practice at the site of the H&R bar) or Basin Stre... Read more

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