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Louisiana Busker Festival

Mon, 04/13/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Abita Springs Busker Festival (née Louisiana Busker Festival) is taking place this year on Sunday, April 19 just north of the lake in downtown Abita Springs. This free festival features some of the best local talent that you can catch on the streets of the French Quarter a... Read more

Ornette: Made in America; April 12 at Indywood

Sat, 04/11/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ has partnered with local independent movie theater Indywood for a series of screenings. Coming this Sunday, April 12 at 7pm, is "Ornette: Made in America," a documentary about free jazz pioneer and Pulitzer Prize winner Ornette Coleman. The film features wonderful live... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/10/15

Sat, 04/11/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Play Count Start Time 1 Chicken Gumbo Preston Love 02:08 Preston Love's Omaha Bar-B-Q 3 2015/4/10 22:01:32 2 I Earned Mine Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 03:00 Cold World 2 ... Read more

Robert Glasper Experiment, Tiny Desk Concert

Thu, 04/09/15
Authored by David Stafford
Grammy winner and 2015 WWOZ Piano Night artist the Robert Glasper Experiment have released two terrific albums fusing jazz, hip-hop, R&B, soul, and rock. The set list for this Tiny Desk Concert includes "Trust," "NPR Tiny Desk Jam," and "F.T.B. (Gonna Be Alright)." Marsha A... Read more

Mahalia's New Orleans: Excerpts

Wed, 04/08/15
Authored by David Stafford
On March 7, the Newcomb College Institute’s Skau Art and Music fund sponsored Mahalia's New Orleans: A Concert and Conference in Honor of Mahalia Jackson. This 9-minute video summary of the event deftly interweaves discussion of Jackson's work with performance clips. Partic... Read more

Warren Zevon, "A Certain Girl"

Mon, 04/06/15
Authored by David Stafford
Warren Zevon covers "A Certain Girl", originally an Ernie K-Doe track recorded by Allen Toussaint. It appeared on Zevon's 1980 album Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School; the version below was recorded live on October 1, 1982 at Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ.  And as a little... Read more

French Quarter Fest: Facts & Tips

Sun, 04/05/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
French Quarter Fest is rapidly approaching; this year's festival will be happening from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday April 12. WWOZ will be there broadcasting live for those of you who can't make it in person. With less than three weeks to go, check out these lesser-known fa... Read more

New Orleans Jazz Market opens in Central City

Sun, 04/05/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Irvin Mayfield, Jr.'s New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) has found its permanent home at the New Orleans Jazz Market at the corner of Oretha Castle Haley and MLK Blvd. in the old Gators department store building. The Jazz Market will feature music education experiences for a... Read more

Block Party Playlist 04/03/15

Sat, 04/04/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 rivers of babylon Herbie Mann & the Tommy Mc Cook band 04:43 Herbie Mann & the Tommy Mc Cook band 2015/4/4 17:59:29 2 Wanted Man Dennis Green 02:42 Music Get To Your Brain ... Read more

Freret Street Festival: April 4

Sat, 04/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2015 Freret Street Festival is happening on Saturday, April 4 from 11am-5pm. Free to attend, the festival has three stages with local music, plus over 150 local vendors, a food court, and pet adoption stations. It runs the length of Freret Street between Soniat and Napo... Read more

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