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Rhythm Room 03/27/20 + The Midnight Cap

Sat, 03/28/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 breezing carl harvey 03:22 ecstasy of mankind 2 Hard Times Bill Frisell 03:57 Harmony 3 New World Order Curtis Mayfield 05:38 New World Order 4 Open Your Heart to the World Stone Foundation 04:05 Street Rituals 5 Vampire Peter Tosh 03:33 No Nuclear War 6 the world keeps fall... Read more

Video: Germaine Bazzle at the Jazz & Heritage Center

Fri, 03/27/20
Happy birthday, Germaine Bazzle! WWOZ was on hand to live video stream her set from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's "Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music," the first of what was supposed to have been a two week concert series, on Thursday, March 5.... Read more

Video: Bourbon Street on March 23

Tue, 03/24/20
A slow ride down a shuttered Bourbon Street yesterday. Music by Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott, recorded at Buffa's on June 8, 2017. Read more

Video: Khris Royal 'Shake It'

Sun, 03/22/20
Khris Royal performs 'Shake It' at WWOZ on March 12! Read more

In Memoriam: Ronald W. Lewis

Fri, 03/20/20
Ronald W. Lewis, founder of the Original Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club, and director of the House of Dance & Feathers in the Lower 9th Ward, has died at the age of 68. Lewis was a highly respected member of the New Orleans cultural community for decades.  Lewis started... Read more

Guide to video streaming music (with a phone)

Thu, 03/19/20
A few tips for video streaming music from a phone from WWOZ's Video Director, Charlie Steiner. It’s wonderful that some musicians have been live streaming their music, but many of the ones I’ve seen are hard to listen to and watch. I couldn’t watch videos by some of my f... Read more

OnlineWire - New Orleans virtual gig calendar

Wed, 03/18/20
Virtual gig listings from New Orleans musicians, so you can support and enjoy live, local music. Without leaving home.    While normal gigs are not being held during the pandemic, we'll be updating the WWOZ OnlineWire, a calendar of virtual gigs, in the place of the regula... Read more

Support for local musicians during COVID-19 pandemic

Sun, 03/15/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
As COVID-19 continues to grow in the New Orleans area, our local musicians and clubs are facing unprecedented challenges. New Orleanians know how to come together and support each other in trying times-- just, this time, we have to maintain physical distance. Below, we've o... Read more

French Quarter Fest moved to October

Fri, 03/13/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
French Quarter Fest released a statement this morning stating that their top priority is the health and safety of fans, artists, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and community. Following the recommendation of public health officials and with the support of the City of New Orlea... Read more

Thank you to our spring 2020 new and renewing members!

Fri, 03/13/20
Big thank you to all of our new and renewing members who have made our spring membership drive a success! Our membership drive ends at 2pm on Friday, March 13, and we need the support of ALL of our listeners. If you enjoy WWOZ more than once a week, we're calling on YOU to... Read more

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