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Plessy Day at New Orleans Jazz Museum

Wed, 05/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
"Plessy Day: 125 Years of Resistance & Achievement" will be held at the New Orleans Jazz Museum inside the Old U.S. Mint on June 7 from 6-8p. The event is free and open to the public.  For the evening, the New Orleans National Historial Park is partnering with the Plessy a... Read more

In Memoriam: Dyan "Mama D" French Cole

Wed, 05/31/17
WWOZ would like to recognize the passing of Dyan "Mama D" French Cole, a longtime New Orleans community activist, leader, and supporter of New Orleans music and culture. Mama D passed away Saturday, May 20 at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer.  Mama D was a fie... Read more

Meet the new Thursday & Friday show hosts

Tue, 05/30/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy to announce our new regular show hosts!  Starting Thursday, June 1, George Ingmire will take over the Thursday Blues and R&B slot from 7-10p each week with a new show called 9-Volt Heart. George is one of our most experienced show hosts and producers, and has been in... Read more

Video: Latinos in New Orleans

Tue, 05/30/17
WWOZ takes a look at the long history of Latinos in New Orleans, including the original "Spanish Quarter," exploited laborers who rebuilt the city after Katrina, and music by those who live in the city today. For more from this rich culture, tune in to our Latin music shows... Read more

Ol' Man River's @ DelFest Day 2

Sun, 05/28/17
   Day 2 at DelFest lived up to all the expectations as anticipated. The Kitchen Dwellers out of Bozeman Montana brought what they call “Galaxy Grass” to the Appalachians with quite a bang with their 10:30am morning set. Their Potomac Stage set was a great start for the day... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/26/17

Sat, 05/27/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    tequila    fantastic virtues    02:25    virtue recording studios 2    Change Is Gonna Come    Cole Williams Band    06:47     3    Get Some Business About Yourself    The Sensational Saints    04:20    You Won't Believe It 4    Get A Hold Of You    Jr Thomas & The Volc... Read more

Ol' Man River's @ DelFest Day 1

Fri, 05/26/17
    What a joy it is to be back at DelFest and sharing with you the listener. I arrived Thursday around noon after a long wet ride to a somewhat wet forecast that ended up being "fake news".  The weather was cool and damp for a NOLA boy but the rain held out. The music kick... Read more

5 things to know for 5/26 - 6/1

Thu, 05/25/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Summer is here and there is a lot going on for Memorial Day weekend!  1) The Treme/7th Ward Festival returns Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with tons of local talent and events celebrating the deeply unique and vibrant cultures of these two neighborhoods. Check out the full o... Read more

James Andrews 'Treme Song'

Thu, 05/25/17
The Treme/7th Ward Fest will be in full swing for this Memorial Day weekend! In honor of two of our most vibrant neighborhoods, here's the 6th Ward's own James Andrews and his band performing the Treme song live at WWOZ last year. Read more

Treme/7th Ward Fest this weekend

Thu, 05/25/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2017 Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival returns to the space beneath the Claiborne bridge this Memorial Day weekend. The festival celebrates the history, traditions, and culture of two of the oldest, most notable neighborhoods in the United States. These vibrant and... Read more

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