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Rhythm Room Playlist 04/15/16

Sat, 04/16/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Pearl Time Willie Mitchell 02:29 Soul Serenade '68 2016/4/15 22:03:44 2 Last Mile Of The Way The Minits 03:43 Deep Soul Discoveries Vol.1 2016/4/15 22:06:29 3 ... Read more

Sonny Landreth at WWOZ

Thu, 04/14/16
Authored by David Stafford
Sonny Landreth performs and talks with WWOZ's Black Mold on January 22, 2016. Sonny Landreth at WWOZ from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. Read more

Holy Cross College Fresh Food Fest This Friday

Wed, 04/13/16
Authored by Mark LaMaire
University of Holy Cross hosts its Fresh Food Festival this Friday from 1-4pm.  Hot food vendors from around the city as well as local produce vendors will be selling their goods.  LASPCA will also be present with their dog adoption program.  Visit this beautiful West Bank ... Read more

Piano Night artist feature: Henry Butler

Mon, 04/11/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
"...Henry Butler is arguably the greatest living proponent of the classic New Orleans piano tradition, playing an amalgam of boogie-woogie, jazz, blues and classical in the lineage of Professor Longhair, James Booker, Tuts Washington, Allen Toussaint and countless other emp... Read more

Photo highlights from French Quarter Fest

Sat, 04/09/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's a picture perfect year for weather at French Quarter Fest! The crowds are out for the live, local music on 23 stages throughout the French Quarter and riverfront. Here's some photo highlights from this year's festival. If you can't make it there in person, we're broadc... Read more

5 things to know for 4/8

Fri, 04/08/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending April 8, 2016: ... Read more

Films at French Quarter Fest

Thu, 04/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Le Petit will host the Film Festival portion of French Quarter Festival again this year with another stellar lineup of films that are free and open to the public. The Theatre is located at 616 St. Peter. Full schedule with film synopses: Friday, April 8 11a A Tribute To T... Read more

WWOZ Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Wed, 04/06/16
Authored by WWOZ Board
Press release:WWOZ welcomes an important new member to its management team: Arthur Cohen, who will serve as the station’s Chief Operating Officer. Arthur has 38 years’ experience in public radio, having most recently served eight years as president of the Public Radio Progr... Read more

Piano Night artist feature: Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express

Wed, 04/06/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed ... Read more

New music spotlight: Anders Osborne

Tue, 04/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Anders Osborne has a wonderfully rich Americana sound-- one that's all the more impressive when you find out he grew up in Sweden. Osborne has lived in New Orleans for more than three decades and has readily absorbed all of the sounds of the south to create his own music. H... Read more

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