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'Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story' set to premiere at SXSW March 16; national release set for May 13

Thu, 02/10/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story premieres in March at SXSW and begins US release on May 13, 2022. The film is directed by Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern and will first screen at SXSW on Wednesday, March 16 at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre. A Q&A session with Marshall, Jazz F... Read more

Video: Monogram Hunters celebrate life of Spyboy Greg

Tue, 02/08/22
On Sunday, the Monogram Hunters celebrated the life of Spyboy Gregory Sellers at the First & Last Stop Bar in the 7th Ward. He was a longtime Mardi Gras Indian spyboy who taught the ins and outs of the position to scores of compatriots and rivals in New Orleans. He died Feb... Read more

Vernon “Dr. Daddy-O” Winslow Broadcast Recordings are Newly Digitized for Online Access

Thu, 02/03/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
Live broadcasts, interviews, and radio segments by Vernon "Dr. Daddy-O" Winslow for "Jivin' with Jax" on WWEZ AM New Orleans are now available online via the Tulane University Digital Library at This digitization project, administered by Tulane Un... Read more

Tulane University to host new exhibit celebrating Jazz Fest's first decade

Thu, 02/03/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tulane University Special Collections (TUSC) will present “Music IS the Scene”: Jazz Fest’s First Decade, 1970-1979, on display from Friday, March 4, through Friday, May 27, in the TUSC gallery on Tulane University’s uptown campus. The exhibition will feature archival mater... Read more

Krewe of House Floats is back for Mardi Gras 2022

Tue, 02/01/22
The Krewe of House Floats is back for Mardi Gras 2022! Check out the interactive map (with exact addresses) at What's a house float? Step into our time machine and we'll guide you through just a few of the amazing house floats found throughout Ne... Read more

Gentilly Jr. celebrates 40 years tonight

Mon, 01/31/22
Gentilly Jr. is celebrating 40 years on the air at WWOZ tonight during his regular time slot, 7-10pm CT! When asked how he feels about celebrating 40 years, he shared, "I had no idea I would be doing this for so long. I just did the first one because I thought it would be ... Read more

Rhythm Room 01/29/22

Sat, 01/29/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 choo choo ska llans thelwell and the celestials 03:20 llans plays it all 2 Grandma's Hands Merry Clayton 03:34 Merry Clayton 3 God's Radar The Dixie Hummingbirds 04:05 Diamond Jubilation: 75th Anniversary 4 Stop Running Around Doreen Shaffer 02:46 Read Me Right 5 02 - good ... Read more

Music Rising Raises $2 Million for Music Relief Funds and will aid Louisiana Musicians and Music Industry Workers

Tue, 01/25/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
Music Rising, the charitable organization co-founded by U2’s The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin in 2005 after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has announced an open call for applications to the Music Rising Relief Fund - a statewide relief fund to support Louisiana musici... Read more

Video: Mahmoud Chouki at Jazz & Heritage Center

Mon, 01/24/22
Mahmoud Chouki performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, January 22, 2022! Check out his full set in the player below: Read more

Rhythm Room 01/22/22

Sat, 01/22/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Staxx Of Gold African Music Machine 08:18 African Music Machine 2 Weep For Me Brown Sugar feat. Clydie King 03:11 Tears Full Of Soul CD1 3 Purify Izo FitzRoy 03:48 How The Mighty Fall 4 gee whiz Harptones 02:31 Love is 5 Big Ship Sailing Freddie McGregor 03:14 Roots Man Skan... Read more

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