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Video: Tasche de la Rocha at WWOZ

Tue, 02/07/23
The lead singer of Tasche & the Psychedelic Roses joined host Michael Dominici in the studio on Thursday, February 2! Check out the performance below. Read more

Louisianans at the 2023 Grammy Awards

Mon, 02/06/23
Congratulations to the 2023 Grammy Award winners-- especially those with ties to Louisiana!  Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story won for Best Music Film. This documentary about the festival was shot during the 50th anniversary of the fest in 2019. Jazz Fest notched another win ... Read more

International Clash Day on WWOZ

Mon, 02/06/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
February 7 is International Clash Day, which is celebrated by noncommercial radio stations around the globe -- so just for fun, WWOZ is joining in. Tune in midnight tonight as WWOZ show hosts pay tribute to one of their favorite bands. This special broadcast will be on till... Read more

Video: krewedelusion 2023

Mon, 02/06/23
Just a few highlights from krewedelusion! This creative walking parade happened the night of February 5, 2023.  Read more

French Quarter Fest celebrates 40 years w/50+ musical debuts, fireworks, parade + more

Tue, 01/31/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
The non-profit French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) announce the 40th anniversary of French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, April 13-16, 2023! French Quarter Fest is the largest free festival and showcase of Louisiana music, food, and culture. The festival takes pla... Read more

Abita Springs Busker Fest 2023

Mon, 01/30/23
Abita Springs Busker Fest returns to the Abita Trailhead on April 2! This year's lineup includes Max & the Martians, Jacky Blair & the Hot Biscuits, Secret Six Jazz Band, Jump Hounds, The Deslondes, and Tuba Skinny. The festival will also feature Abita beer, food, art vendo... Read more

Spring 2023 Wednesday at the Square

Mon, 01/30/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
YLC's free Wednesday at the Square concert series returns this spring! YLC Wednesday at the Square is a free concert series in the heart of New Orleans Central Business District. Proceeds from food and beverage sales benefit the Young Leadership Council’s community projects... Read more

Video: The Dew Drop Inn

Thu, 01/19/23
The Dew Drop Inn, the creation of Frank Painia, was a barbershop, restaurant, hotel, lounge, and performance venue at the heart of Black society and culture in New Orleans from the 1940s through the 1960s. The city’s top talent, including Dave Bartholomew, Allen Toussaint, ... Read more

In Memoriam: Barbara Lacen Keller

Mon, 01/16/23
New Orleans culture bearer and activist Barbara Lacen Keller has died at the age of 76. She had been a valued member of the Board of Directors of WWOZ since 2021; and of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, where she was elected to the Advisory Council in 2016, and o... Read more

Video: Joan of Arc 2023

Tue, 01/10/23
This was a special year for WWOZ with Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc as our General Manager, Beth Arroyo Utterback, was chosen to reign as Queen Yolande and she invited WWOZ staff members to serve as her royal entourage! Check out a few highlights from this annual Twelfth Night proc... Read more

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