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Interview: Treme Sidewalk Steppers' Charlie Brown

Sun, 03/28/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Treme Sidewalk Steppers president Charlie Brown talks to Action Jackson about why the club holds numerous events a year, what the second line culture means to him, why he really appreciates the crowds that attend the parades, and more.... Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 03/27/21

Sun, 03/28/21
Authored by Soul Sister
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT "Bold Soul Sister" - Ike and Tina Turner, 1970 "Give Me Some Skin" - James Brown, 1977 "We Like to Party...Come On" - Switch, 1978 "I Know Why You're Here Tonight" - The Variations, 1982 "Are ... Read more

Rhythm Room 03/26/21

Sat, 03/27/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Sissy Charles Simmons & the Royal Imperials 02:46 Barnyard Soul! Greasy Gritty Groovy Southern Fried Soul! (1966-1970) 2 For What It's Worth (Epic 5-10220) The Staple Singers 02:26 You've Got To Earn It (Singles 1953-85) 3 Heal Yourself RUTHIE FOSTER 04:33 The Phenomenal R... Read more

Applications for Music Relief Fund open now

Wed, 03/24/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications from Louisiana musicians and music industry workers for the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund. Apply by March 31st. The grant is meant to support those who have lost a significant amount of income due ... Read more

WWOZ wins two awards from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters

Mon, 03/22/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters honored WWOZ with two awards at this year's Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting! WWOZ was named Station of the Year and our longtime engineer, Damond Jacob, was named Broadcast Engineer of the Year. Damond has been with WWOZ sinc... Read more

Get an authentic Jazz Fest-style sign for Jazz Festing In Place 2021

Mon, 03/22/21
Jazz Festing In Place returns to WWOZ on April 22! You can deck out your home/yard/office in authentic Jazz Fest style by getting your very own sign from Jazz Fest sign artist Nan Parati. For a limited time, she is making her hand-written sign services available for the gen... Read more

Rhythm Room 03/19/21

Sat, 03/20/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Cumbia Luna Negra (feat. Grupo Fantasma) Adrian Quesada 02:41 Look At My Soul The Latin Shade Of Texas Soul 2 Sometimes I Ring Up Heaven Marion Williams 03:20 Packin' Up: The Very Best Of Marion Williams 3 Walk A Mile In My Shoes Willie Hightower 03:21 The Fame Studios Sto... Read more

Video: Big Chief David Montana and Washitaw Nation

Fri, 03/19/21
It's St. Joseph's Day in New Orleans and the night of March 19 has, for more than a century, meant that Black Masking Indians step out in neighborhoods across the city to participate in rituals with long histories. The trials and tribulations of making a new Indian suit for... Read more

Interview: Craig Klein of New Orleans Nightcrawlers

Wed, 03/17/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with the new Grammy Award winner Craig Klein, a member of the New Orleans Nightcrawlers. The Nightcrawlers' album, Atmosphere, was named Best Regional Roots Music Album at the 2021 Recording Academy/GRA... Read more

In Memoriam: Louis Holmes

Mon, 03/15/21
We fondly remember longtime WWOZ volunteer and Morgan City native Louis Thornberry Holmes III, who passed away on his birthday, February 19, 2021. A Northwestern Louisiana University grad and a Navy submarine veteran, Louis was always ready and willing to help the station w... Read more

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