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In Memoriam: Tulio Murillo

Fri, 06/09/23
Tulio R. Murillo, Jr., a longtime member of WWOZ's Board of Directors, died Sunday, June 4, 2023, as a result of a sudden brain hemorrhage. He was 50 years old. Tulio is survived by his devoted wife, Shawn McLaughlin, and their beautiful daughter, Brinn; his parents whom he... Read more

Video: Mary Broussard & T Broussard at the Jazz & Heritage Center

Fri, 06/09/23
Mary Broussard and T Broussard performed at the 2023 Louisiana Cajun Zydeco concert series at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, June 3! Check out their sets in the players below:  Read more

Video: Lost Bayou Ramblers at the Jazz & Heritage Center

Sat, 06/03/23
Lost Bayou Ramblers kicked off the 2023 Louisiana Cajun Zydeco concert series at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Friday, June 2! Check out their 90-minute set in the player below:  Read more

World Journey 06/02/23

Sat, 06/03/23
1 thigino ya wendo daniel kamau 03:56 nyimbo cia wendo vol. 1 2023/6/3 16:04:33 2 La Ciega Pintura Roja 03:31 Chicha Popular 2023/6/3 16:08:57 3 Que's Que Le Coge Herencia De Timbiqui 03:39 This Is Gozar (Timbiquí Edition) 2023/6/3 16:12:21 4 Africa Mokili Mobimba Tshala Mua... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/27/23

Sun, 05/28/23
1 Fool In Love Ike Turner/Tina Turner 02:52 Blowing The Fuse 1960 2 Dust My Broom Ike & Tina Turner 02:31 Bold Soul Sister [Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings] (Hip-O HIPD-40051) 3 Goodbye So Long Ike & Tina Turner 02:11 The Ike & Tina Turner Sessions (Kent CDKEN 065) 4 Cussi... Read more

Happy 99th birthday to Marshall Allen!

Thu, 05/25/23
It's Marshall Allen's 99th birthday today! Today at 1pm CT, we're premiering 'Space Is The Place' from the Arkestra's November 17, 2018 performance at the Music Box Village. The full set will be available on our YouTube channel at a later date. WWOZ show hosts have been ho... Read more

Pass Out the Hatchets, Baby!

Tue, 05/23/23
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
The '50s R&B Show this week will celebrate the life and music of a true New Orleans original -- Earl Stanley.  Earl Stanley's body of work, though tragically unsung, is a piece of the raucous and colorful puzzle that is New Orleans Rock'n'Roll in its heyday.  Stanislaus Ear... Read more

Video: Wit's End Brass Band for Community Kitchen Collective

Thu, 05/18/23
It was a beautiful night as Wit's End Brass Band played at a fundraiser for Community Kitchen Collective in the Lower 9th Ward's Holy Cross neighborhood yesterday! The Community Kitchen Collective provides healthy food for people in need. The Wit's End Brass Band is an exp... Read more

Tipitina's "Free Friday" series for Summer 2023

Tue, 05/16/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tipitina's is bringing back their free summer concert series and the lineup looks great! Doors are open to everyone 21+ at this weekly Friday event, happening May 26 through September 1. Doors are 8pm; show at 9pm. Here's the schedule: May 26 Water Seed and Le Trainiump J... Read more

Show Host Profile: Duane Williams

Mon, 05/15/23
To hear Duane Williams talk about his lifelong connection to WWOZ, it’s a family affair. And a love affair. Born and raised here in the Crescent City, the show host for Sunday night’s “What’s New” program elaborates: “There’s this constant love and respect for the city amon... Read more

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