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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

Diggin in the Crates - MAY 25, 2017

Thu, 05/25/17
     The Mavericks              Decided to go digging in the again? Welcome! First, A great band that may just blow your mind, The Mavericks.  I also have been spinning  Bunny Wailer’s super soulful reggae album Protest. Ever heard of the Mavericks?  Probably . . . I, ho... Read more

2.2 million images from first 100 years of photography now available

Wed, 05/24/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Europeana Collections recently made 2.2 milion images from the first 100 years of photography's existence available for browsing, searching, and download on their website. The collection includes images and documents from 50 European institutions in 34 different countri... Read more

Video: Kristin Diable 'I Know A Man'

Wed, 05/24/17
The great free concert series, Wednesday at the Square, run by Young Leadership Council New Orleans at Lafayette Square, is coming to an end of its spring 2017 season. WWOZ was there to broadcast and video stream live from the event on March 29, 2017 with performances from ... Read more

Robert Cray & Bobby Rush to headline 2017 Crescent Blues & BBQ Fest

Mon, 05/22/17
The 12th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 13-15 at Lafayette Square, announced its 2017 headliners today. Fans will be treated to performances from Grammy Award winners Robert Cray and Bobby Rush. Rush also performed at this festival in 2014. Check o... Read more

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