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New music spotlight: The Spirit of Fi-Yi-Yi & the Mandingo Warriors

Tue, 05/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
At a time of emotional crisis, the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi visited Victor Harris to lift his heart and offer him direction. After 18 years “running flag” with the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indians, he departed the gang led by the highly respected Chief Allison 'Tootie' Montan... Read more

John Doyle and Ashley Davis Land At The Whirlybird

Sun, 05/08/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
For lovers of Celtic music, the name John Doyle is synonymous with Celtic music at its very best. This Thursday, on May 12, 2016, Celtic music lovers will have the rare chance to catch both John Doyle and up-coming contemporary Celtic singer-songwriter Ashley Davis at The ... Read more

NOLA Veggie Fest Features Food, Speakers, Music

Sun, 05/08/16
Authored by Mark LaMaire
The Lousiana Humane Society will host Veggie Fest on May 7 & 8 featuring vegetarian food offerings from some of New Orleans best chefs.  There will also be music from a variety of local acts and talks from chefs, nutritionists and wellness experts.  It will be held at Kings... Read more

5 things to know for 5/6

Sat, 05/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending May 6, 2016: 1) It's a b... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/07/16

Sat, 05/07/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Truman Thomas 02:30 Groovin' 2016/5/6 22:01:51 2 Magnificent Sanctuary Band Donny Hathaway 04:26 Donny Hathaway (Self Titled) 2016/5/6 22:04:38... Read more

Jazz Fest Kicks off Festival Season

Fri, 05/06/16
Authored by Ol' Man River
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a right of passage for many music fans across the country and it begins the very busy summer music festival season. I will be traveling the country this summer attending some of the smallest and largest music festivals around the ... Read more

Summer Fun: Festivals & Events, 2016

Thu, 05/05/16
Authored by David Stafford
The weather's getting hot out, and the music & festival fun just gets better as the temperature increases. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana this summer. Read more

Mother's Day with Irma Thomas

Thu, 05/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Soul Queen of New Orleans, mother of four, headlines another Mother's Day celebration at the Audubon Zoo this Sunday, May 8. This is a day full of music, food, fun and family for moms and families of all ages. Ashley Sno opens, playing from 11:30-12p followed by Sweet C... Read more

Programming Department Reorganization

Wed, 05/04/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
As part of WWOZ’s continuing effort to align staffing for the media world of 2016 and beyond, Scott Borne has been promoted to Director of Music. The semantic change from his previous title, Music Director, indicates that his duties now extend to supervision of music across... Read more

New music spotlight: Professor Longhair

Tue, 05/03/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"There have been any number of official and semi-official 'live' Professor Longhair recordings issued since the pianist’s untimely passing in 1980, but this record offers incontrovertible evidence of the power and drive of the mid-70s edition of Fess’s band with Billy Grego... Read more

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