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Video from Whitney White Linen Night 2016

Wed, 08/17/16
Scenes from this year's White Linen Night in the Warehouse District on August 6. Attendees adorned in white perused the many art galleries along Julia Street then partied at the Contemporary Arts Center afterwards. Read more

Free "Hot Summer Salsa!" Concert Saturday

Mon, 08/15/16
This Saturday, August 20 at 9p, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a free festive summer evening of Latin music and dancing at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart). Performers include Muevelo featuring Margie Perez, OTRA, and A... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/12/16

Sat, 08/13/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Chicken Gumbo Preston Love 02:08 Preston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q 2016/8/12 21:59:36 2 01 - Be What You Are Staple Singers 04:59 Be What You Are 2016/8/12 22:01:57 3... Read more

National Underwear Day in New Orleans

Fri, 08/12/16
Paraders in this "National Underwear Day" (August 5, 2016) gathering in the Bywater attempted to set a new Guinness World Record for "Largest Gathering of People Wearing Only Underpants/Knickers." With 2,442 participants, the record is likely! Official confirmation from Gui... Read more

In Memoriam: Mercedes "Queen Mercy" Stevenson

Thu, 08/11/16
Mercedes "Miss Mercy" Stevenson passed away on August 10, 2016 at the age of 90. She was one of the first Big Queens of the Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, founded by legendary vocalist George "Jolly" Landry. The early Wild Tchoupitoulas Queens wore headdresses, carr... Read more

Music education with Leo Nocentelli 8/27

Wed, 08/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
On August 27 at 7:30p, legendary guitarist Leo Nocentelli will appear at Le Petit Theatre to perform, lecture, demonstrate and engage with the audience on his mastery of the guitar. He will also discuss the art of sampling, the music business, music publishing, songwriters'... Read more

New music spotlight: Bamboula 2000

Tue, 08/09/16
Bamboula 2000 integrates a modern soul sound with African, Caribbean, and jazz influences-- thus their latest album, Up From Congo Square, is quite appropriately titled. Bamboula 2000 pays tribute to their drumming and dancing ancestors in Congo Square's long and storied hi... Read more

Shotgun Boogie

Mon, 08/08/16
Shotgun Boogie is an original documentary series about the social, cultural, and musical landscape of New Orleans and how the city has changed over the past decade from independent filmmaker Michele Boreggi. Through the voices of local musicians, filmmaker Michele Boreggi s... Read more

Saturday Night New Orleans Radio

Sat, 08/06/16
Wendal Williams plays bass with The Sidemen of Austin, Texas.  Of course, Saturday night is gig night so Wendal always works until at least 11pm. Austin closes at 2am.  Last Saturday night, a shooter killed one and wounded three other in the parking lot where Wendal always ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/05/16

Sat, 08/06/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Memphis George Semper 02:17 Makin Waves 2016/8/5 22:00:52 2 Strange Man Dorothy Love Coates 04:07 The Essential Gospel Sampler 2016/8/5 22:03:19 3 i'll keep m... Read more

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