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World Journey 01/06/18

Sat, 01/06/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Maman Elise     Honoré Avolonto     08:44     Honoré Avolonto 2     Lougarou     Combite Creole     06:08     a New York 3     Romantik     Tatiana Miath     03:58     Zouk Anthology by Thierry Cham 4     cumbia de luna     el combo loco     02:45     the afrosound of... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/05/18

Sat, 01/06/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Grits And Gravy     The Fame Gang     02:41     The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 2     Reunion Day     Gospel Machine     03:52     Your Holy Ghost 3     King Of All     Al Green     02:24     The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 4     You Better Move On     A... Read more

5 things to know for 1/5 - 1/11

Thu, 01/04/18
1) Epiphany! The 2018 Carnival season begins on Saturday with traditional Twelfth Night festivities from Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc, Phunny Phorty Phellows, Society Des Champs Elysee, and more. See this year's full parade schedule here. The first day of the Tricentennial Carniva... Read more

Playlist New Orleans Music Show 1.1.18

Thu, 01/04/18
Hello OZ Groovehounds,   Murf here, your friendly neighborhood DJ from the Monday New Orleans Music Show.  2018, the year of the Rad, and in keeping with that idea, I am going to post my playlist from each week's show, in case you missed it or have some questions.  I have... Read more

Yvonne Busch: WWOZ New Orleans Tricentennial Music Moment

Thu, 01/04/18

Danny Barker Fest 2018

Wed, 01/03/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival returns to stages and schools across the city on January 9 and runs through January 14. The mission of this unique festival is to showcase and highlight the many contributions and accomplishments of NEA Jazz Master Danny Barker: mu... Read more

'If Ever I Cease To Love': WWOZ New Orleans Tricentennial Moment

Tue, 01/02/18

Remembering those we lost in 2017

Sun, 12/31/17
The New Orleans music and cultural communities lost a number of talented and influential individuals in 2017. Here, we remember those who passed away in the last year. WWOZ's Dan Fitzgerald, d. Jan. 6, 2017 John Boudreaux, d. Jan. 14, 2017 Charlie Sims, d. Feb. 5, 2017 Arno... Read more

New library exhibit: Queens, Baby Dolls, and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs

Sun, 12/31/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
A new exhibition of photographs and ceremonial attire of women who participate in the community-based customs of the Black Masking/Mardi Gras Indian, Baby Doll, and Social Aid & Pleasure Club traditions will be on display at the Main Library Branch (219 Loyola Ave) from Jan... Read more

Mardi Gras 2018 Parade Schedule

Sun, 12/31/17
Twelfth Night is nearly upon us, marking the start of the 2018 Carnival season! Check out the New Orleans parade schedule (subject to change) below. Saturday, Jan. 6 (Twelfth Night) 6p Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc (French Quarter) 7p Phunny Phorty Fellows (Uptown) 7:30p Society Des... Read more

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