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5 things to know for 4/6 - 4/12

Sat, 04/07/18
1) It's a busy weekend in the streets! Chosen Few Traditional Jazz Cultural Parade is happening Saturday at noon, Single Ladies are stepping out for their annual second line on Sunday at 1p, and Downtown Super Sunday is happening starting around 1p. Get all the information,... Read more

Superb Musicians in Tulane and SUNO events this weekend

Sat, 04/07/18
Authored by Maryse Déjean
Tulane and Southern Universities host a gathering of performers who will explore the 'Sound of Freedom' this coming weekend. The line-ups are illustrious for events on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8.  William and Patricia Parker are visiting from New York City to be... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/06/18

Sat, 04/07/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     It's A Man's Man's Man's World     The Fabulous Counts     03:53     Jan Jan 2     I Know I've Been Changed     Leela James     02:06     A Change Is Gonna Come 3     People Get Ready     Al Green     06:26     Greatest Gospel Hits 4     Before The Next Teardop Falls ... Read more

Video: Women of Note at the New Orleans Jazz Museum

Fri, 04/06/18
New Orleans Jazz Museum Music Curator (and WWOZ show host) David Kunian walks us through the museum's fascinating "Women of Note" exhibition. The exhibit highlights the role of women in the evolution of New Orleans Jazz from its beginnings in the early 20th century to today... Read more

Sidney Bechet makes his debut: Tricentennial Music Moment

Wed, 04/04/18
Like so many New Orleans musicians, the legendary clarinet and sax player Sidney Bechet followed a family member into a life in music. But Sidney’s musical debut started out at a surprise party -- with more than one surprise. Read more

Video: Mykia Jovan '16 Shots'

Mon, 04/02/18
Mykia Jovan joined host Derrick Freeman on the New Orleans Music Show last Wednesday for a 3-song performance. Here was her finale, the powerful '16 Shots.'  Read more

Louis Armstrong 'Go Down Moses' animation

Sun, 04/01/18
Artist Nina Paley created this cool animation to accompany Louis Armstrong's version of 'Go Down Moses.' Check it out!  Read more

Jazz in the Park Spring 2018 schedule

Sat, 03/31/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz in the Park continues their successful run this spring. The concert series happens every Thursday from 4-8p at Armstrong Park. Here's this season's schedule: April 26 Kermit Ruffins, Walter L. Cohn High School Marching Band May 3 Sporty & the Big Shots, Noisewater Ma... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/30/18

Sat, 03/31/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Soul Serenade     Beau Dollar & The Coins     02:37     Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2     Back To The Dust     O.C. Tolbert     02:56     Black Diamond 3     The Hand That Giveth     Lucky Dube     04:06     Slave 4     plenty of room     Barbara & The Browns     02:27     ... Read more

5 things to know for 3/30 - 4/5

Thu, 03/29/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Easter is on Sunday and the French Quarter will be hopping! The 19th Annual Gay Easter Parade starts at 4:30p. The parade showcases the fashion and creativity of the LGBTQ community dressed in Easter and summer suits, tuxedos, and dresses with festive Easter hats. There'... Read more

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