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RISING FROM THE ASSHES! The Krewe du Vieux and His Honorairety Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack are “All Fired Up” !

Sun, 01/10/10
The satirical Krewe du Vieux Carre parade will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2010, rolling through the Marigny and French Quarter. The King of KdV for 2010 will be hisself the music legend Dr. John, with Priestess Miriam Chamani reigning as Queen. In typical KdV fash... Read more

Bob's favorite shirt

Tue, 01/05/10
Authored by Tom Morgan
A listener has asked me to post a picture of Bob French in his new shirt. Here it is: Read more

Your Cousin Dimitri's Annual Children's Music Show

Sat, 01/02/10
Authored by Your Cousin Dimitri
Tune in on the first Sunday of 2010 for Your Cousin Dimitri's annual show of blues, folk and country music suitable for kids. Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Elvis, Dylan... all singing for children, or music that could fool you into thinking it's good for the young uns. Turn o... Read more

Hawaiians and the Sugar Bowl

Sat, 01/02/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
As a French Quarter resident, tourists stopped making an impression years ago.  However, as I walked through today's Sugar Bowl crowd, I got surprisingly nostalgic about the University of Hawaii fans from the 2007 Sugar Bowl.  Sentimental even.  Like missing an old friend. ... Read more

Sun Ra on the Kitchen Sink

Tue, 12/29/09
Authored by David Kunian
The Tone Scientists of WWOZ will present The music of Sun Ra tonight on the Kitchen Sink to celebrate the New Year. 10 PM - midnight. We'll travel the Spaceways, orbit the heliocentric worlds, visit outer planes of there, and school you on the other worlds they haven't to... Read more

Top CDs of the Decade Show

Sun, 12/27/09
Authored by Tom Morgan
The Top New Orleans CDs for the decade, listed alphabetically by first name. I did not pick the best of the best. Group - Year - Label - CD Title Aaron Neville - 2003 - Verve - Nature Boy Bobby Lounge - 2005 - self - I Remember The Night Your Trailer Burned Down Chr... Read more

Jackson Square After the Saints Game

Sat, 12/19/09
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
12 N.O. French Quarter Wanderings After The Saints Redskins Game  We watch the Saints games from a friendly, comfortable neighborhood bar known for its drag shows - Starlight on the Park.  In this bar the spectrum of gender roulette players are of one identity - we are neig... Read more

Wild Presents for You

Wed, 12/16/09
Hey y'all! Strawberry and his new band, Strawberry Presents, will be in with me during the Blues Breakdown this Friday, Dec. 18 at 2:00 pm. I hope you join us for some live local roots rock during the show. Read more

More James Booker birthday programming

Wed, 12/16/09
Authored by David Kunian
More James Booker to celebrate his birthday (he would have been 70 on December 17th) in a rare Jazz Lunatique reappearance at midnight on Wednesday. That is to say that you'll be able to hear 3 hours of Booker from midnight to 3 AM tonight. We'll take you to Jazz City, he... Read more

The Birthday of the Bayou Maharajah and Poppa Funk

Tue, 12/15/09
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight on the Kitchen Sink, it's the beginning of birthday month. Tonight in the first hour we'll celebrate the birthdays of Art Neville aka Poppa Funk and Henry Roland Byrd aka Professor Longhair. Then in the second hour, nothing but the Piano Prince, the Bayou Maharaja... Read more

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