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New Orleans Tornado Relief Efforts

Wed, 02/08/17
If you are in need of assistance or would like to help following the devastating tornadoes that struck New Orleans on Tuesday, February 7, here is a list of resources: Resources for assistance: - Temporary shelter available at the Joe W. Brown Recreation Center (5601 Read... Read more

Meet our new Thursday New Orleans Music Show host

Wed, 02/08/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Welcome to our new Thursday New Orleans Music Show host, Michael Dominici! The New Orleans Music Show airs  weekdays 11a-2p. Michael has volunteered at WWOZ since 1996 and is pleased to bring his knowledge of local music to the airwaves of WWOZ in a new regular time slot. ... Read more

New music spotlight: James Martin

Tue, 02/07/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Saxophonist and songwriter James Martin is here with Something’s Gotta Give, his sophomore follow-up to Blue. The new release is an 8-song record that demonstrates Martin’s versatility as a saxophonist, singer, and songwriter. Released on January 13, this album is Martin’s ... Read more

Video: Vasti Jackson

Mon, 02/06/17
Vasti Jackson (along with local bluesman Bobby Rush) is up for a Grammy Award this weekend in the Best Traditional Blues Album category. Check out part of his performance at the 2014 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest below. Good luck to all the musicians with Louisiana ties wh... Read more

The Art of the Mardi Gras Indians in Shreveport

Sun, 02/05/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Hey, 'OZ fans in and around Shreveport! Artspace is hosting an exhibit now through March 11 featuring 10 hand-beaded Indian suits with headdresses, crowns, blankets and embellishments; and a beading and sewing workshop taught to the community by Big Chief Miller of Creole W... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 02/03/17

Sat, 02/04/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    01_Here_I_Come    Izo Fitzroy    05:13    advance single    2017/2/3 21:52:03 2    Once Around The Park    5ive Style    02:16    5ive Style    2017/2/3 22:02:58 3    Sin Was The Blame    Wilson Pickett    04:04    Mo' Southern Soul, Vol. 6: Fox Hunting On A Weekend   ... Read more

KIPP Believe music director up for Grammy Award

Fri, 02/03/17
A hearty congratulations to Mr. Keith Hart, music director at Hollygrove's KIPP Believe College Prep Middle School, on his recent Grammy Award nomination! Hart is one of only ten music educators in the entire country to be named a finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Awar... Read more

5 things to know for 2/3-2/9

Fri, 02/03/17
1) Treme Sidewalk Steppers are steppin' out on Sunday at 11:30a! Get the route sheet from WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets. 2) The Jazz & Heritage Foundation is hosting two cool events this weekend. The second annual RETROPERSPECTIVE Film Festival starts today and runs thro... Read more

Henry Butler at WWOZ Feb. 2

Wed, 02/01/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in during the New Orleans Music Show on Thursday, February 2 as Henry Butler sits down with our host to talk about the Woodlands Conservancy benefit he's headlining at the People's Health New Orleans Jazz Market the same evening. The New Orleans Music Show airs every w... Read more

The Deslondes 'I Got Found'

Wed, 02/01/17
The Deslondes perform a heartfelt 'I Got Found' at the Louisiana Busker Festival in Abita Springs, April 2015. Read more

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