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Video: Krewe du Vieux/krewedelusion 2022

Sun, 02/20/22
Carnival parades are producing a lot of excitement this year, after almost two years of the city being quiet. Krewe du Vieux rolled on Saturday, February 12, followed by krewedelusion with this year's king, Benny Jones of Treme Brass Band! Read more

Rhythm Room 02/19/22

Sat, 02/19/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 la ranita los destellos 02:45 sicodélicos 2 To Be Invisible Gladys Knight & the Pips 03:49 Claudine [Original Soundtrack] 3 Higher And Higher Queen Esther Marrow 03:47 feat. The Harlem Gospel Singers 4 Somewhere Crying Irma Thomas 02:44 Down At The Muscle Shoals 5 Hungry Fo... Read more

In Memoriam: Loretta Harrison

Thu, 02/17/22
Loretta Harrison, founder and owner of Loretta's Authentic Pralines, died of cancer on Wednesday, February 16 at the age of 66. "She was a proud entrepreneur who advocated for local business owners, cultural and culinary arts, and civil liberties for all," her family said ... Read more

Celebrate Irma Thomas's birthday with WWOZ, Feb. 18

Thu, 02/17/22
Tune in to WWOZ on Friday, February 18 as we celebrate the birthday of the Soul Queen of New Orleans, the wonderful Irma Thomas. She's one of the greatest New Orleans talents ever, a wonderful person, and she's been a supporter of WWOZ since we first went on the air back in... Read more

Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music series returns 3/4

Tue, 02/15/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is proud to present the return of Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music, a concert series featuring outstanding women vocalists at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center located at 1225 N. Rampart Street. Tic... Read more

French Quarter Fest returns 4/21-24; features 265+ performances on 20 stages

Tue, 02/15/22
The non-profit French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) announce the official return after a two-year hiatus. French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, the largest free festival and showcase of Louisiana music, food, and culture, takes place April 21-24 across venues and s... Read more

Video: the evolution of outdoor music in New Orleans during covid

Mon, 02/14/22
For New Orleans, the pandemic meant an abrupt loss of community events. Music, parades, festivals, and more came to a sudden halt in mid-March 2020. After Mardi Gras 2020, New Orleans became one of the first epicenters of covid-19 in the United States. As restrictions went ... Read more

Video: C.T.C. Steppers Second Line Parade 2022

Mon, 02/14/22
WWOZ was in the streets downtown with the Original C.T.C. Steppers this past Sunday, February 13! Check out this footwork below: Read more

Oscar Rossignoli on Tues. Jazz From the French Market

Mon, 02/14/22
Join host T.R. Johnson for "Jazz From the French Market" on Tuesday, February 15 starting around 4:30pm CT to hear excerpts from Oscar Rossignoli's January 29, 2022 set at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center! Our video team was on hand to live stream this beaut... Read more

Rhythm Room 02/12/22

Sat, 02/12/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Stardust Jamaica's Own Vagabonds 02:26 Ska-Time                                                 R.I.P. SYL JOHNSON 2 Dipped In The Water (featuring Syleena Thompson) Syl Johnson 04:28 Back In The Game 3 One Way Ticket to Nowhere Syl Johnson 02:30 The Complete Twinight Sin... Read more

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