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Jazz Fest adds 8th day for 50th anniversary

Fri, 11/09/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz Fest is gaining a day this year! EIGHT days of fun, music, and food will be happening at the Fairgrounds for the festival's 50th anniversary. The festival will start on Thursday, April 25. The new day is "Locals Thursday," and anyone with a valid Louisiana ID can purch... Read more

5 things to know for 11/9 - 11/15

Fri, 11/09/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Oak St. Po Boy Fest is happening Sunday from 10a-6p! Over 30 vendors will be serving up delicious po boys. See the menu here. 15 bands will perform on 4 stages, including George Porter Trio, Soul Brass Band, and Sam Price & the True Believers. 2) InFringe Fest is runnin... Read more

Interview with Janice Kimble of Treme Baby Dolls

Mon, 11/05/18
WWOZ's Action Jackson sat down with Janice Kimble of the Treme Baby Dolls for the latest Takin' It To The Streets interview. Listen in to hear her take on why she participates in the tradition, what's so important about the Baby Dolls, and what the Treme Baby Dolls are doin... Read more

Video: 5th Ward Weebie 'Let Me Find Out (VOTE!)'

Sun, 11/04/18
It's an important election this Tuesday, November 6, and 5th Ward Weebie's got a message for you-- use your vote! Voter turnout for Louisiana elections has been in decline for more than 3 decades, with last year's election getting less than 13% voter turnout. Get to the pol... Read more

Video: George French Band at Jazz & Heritage Center

Sat, 11/03/18
WWOZ was on hand to live video stream from the George French Band's set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, October 27, 2018! Check it out below. This was part of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free concert series.  Read more

Free Tricentennial Soul concert at Xavier, Sun. 3p

Sat, 11/03/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Clarinetist and music historian Dr. Michael White will host "Tricentennial Soul: 300 Years of Black Music in New Orleans" at Xavier University's McCaffrey Ballroom on Sunday, November 4 starting at 3p.  "Tricentennial Soul" is a free concert and discussion about the musical... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/02/18

Sat, 11/03/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Jump Off     Cookin' On 3 Burners     03:39     Lab Experiments Vol. 2 2     I Earned Mine     Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens     03:00     Cold World 3     You Got To Serve Somebody     Pops Staples     04:37     Father Father 4     Don't Stay Away     Phyllis Dil... Read more

5 things to know for 11/2 - 11/8

Thu, 11/01/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Get out and vote, Louisiana! Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Find your polling place here and review sample ballots here before your head to the polls. 2) The New Orleans Jazz Museum is hosting a new exhibit opening on Thursday, November 8. Drumsville!: Evolution o... Read more

Video: Sync Up - Podcasts, Playlists, and Radio

Tue, 10/30/18
WWOZ was on hand to capture the latest Sync Up Workshop at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on Thursday, October 25. The topic of this month's workshop was 'Podcasts, Playlists, and Radio.'  The workshop features two presenters with wide-ranging experience in promoti... Read more

New video from Hot 8 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'

Mon, 10/29/18
Hot 8's done it again! Check out their fantastic cover of Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart.' "We fell in love with this song a long time ago," the group said. "It has a deep emotional meaning. Although we do listen to a lot of funk, jazz and rap, we listen to Britis... Read more

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