'OZone Email Newsletter for August 2017

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In the AUGUST 2017 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Meet Marcel McGee, Our New Director of Development | Satchmo SummerFest In-Studio Previews | Show Host Spotlight: The Midnight Creeper's Return | Volunteer Spotlight: Grace Perrine | Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week | 'OZ on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram | Recipe: Ivan Neville's Pain Perdu | Quick Links

More 'OZ: Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo | Listen Live | Support 'OZ

Marcel McGee

Marcel McGee.

Meet Marcel McGee, Our New Director of Development

Last week, WWOZ General Manager Beth Arroyo Utterback announced the hiring of Marcel McGee to lead the station's Development efforts. Utterback says, "We are thrilled to welcome Marcel as the newest Guardian of the Groove and are excited about his extensive local experience as a seasoned and successful fundraiser." Marcel is a native New Orleanian who grew up in the Ninth Ward, and whose two decades of experience includes stints with The Audubon Nature Institute and Loyola and Dillard Universities,among others.

» More on Marcel McGee

Leroy Jones

Leroy Jones.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Satchmo SummerFest In-Studio Previews

Tune in to WWOZ for Satchmo Summerfest preview performances live from the studio every day this week, including the Red Wolf Brass Band, Leroy Jones, and Ecrib Muller. We'll also stream live video on wwoz.org and Facebook Live. Satchmo SummerFest happens August 4-6 at the Old U.S. Mint, with live acts on two stages featuring top New Orleans musicians paying to tribute to the great Louis Armstrong.

» Live broadcast previews

» Satchmo SummerFest Full Lineup


Midnight Creeper

The Midnight Creeper.
Photo by Maryse Dejean

Show Host Spotlight: The Midnight Creeper's Return

The Midnight Creeper has returned to WWOZ with a new show called "The Blues Parlor with the Creeper". Known as Jesse Hathorne when he first volunteered at WWOZ in the early 1990s, the Creeper was given his on-air name by the legendary Brown Sugar after she recruited him as a substitute host. The Midnight Creeper says he developed a feeling for the blues at age six and that a passion for music is what keeps him motivated to share those tunes on WWOZ. He moved to New York for a while; we're glad the Creeper's back in New Orleans and on our airwaves. Hear him at Thursdays 2-4pm.

» Our current program schedule

Grace Perrine

Grace Perrine at WWOZ.
Photo by Maryse Dejean

Volunteer Spotlight: Grace Perrine

Grace Perrine started volunteering at WWOZ’s business office when it was located at 1201 St. Philip, across from Armstrong Park’s Kitchen Building. In that little building—the Tree House—WWOZ's hosts programmed the shows she loved. Grace moved to New Orleans from Sacramento to be near her musician son Matt Perrine, and to enjoy the unique sounds of 'OZ. WWOZ staff and volunteers would like to thank Grace Perrine for taking care of the record library for 11 years. We also wish Grace a very happy birthday as she celebrates 80 years on August 14!​

» Volunteer opportunites at WWOZ

Creole Wild West Wild Man

Creole Wild West Wild Man, HOF Week 2015.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week celebrates its 19th anniverary this August. The Hall of Fame Ceremony, which is free and open to the public, happens on Sunday, August 13 at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center from 2-5pm. Also of note, the Ethics in Photography Panel/Pop-Up Indian Practice Happy Hour at the Ace Hotel on Monday, August 7.

» More on Hall of Fame Week Events

Planned Giving  


'OZ on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

What do you miss if you don't follow WWOZ on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)? Tons: the latest station news, live video streams, photos, and all kinds of links relevant to the world-wide New Orleans music community.

» WWOZ on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Pain Perdu

Recipe: Ivan Neville's Pain Perdu

"Pain Perdu" or "lost bread" is a local version of French toast. By tradition, it's made with old, nearly stale ("lost") bread. Ivan Neville's version is in line with most local versions of the recipe, including the use of both cinnamon and confectioners sugar. By calling for 2% milk rather than whole milk (or even half-and-half, as some recipes do), this version is lighter than many. It's Neville's contribution to That Sounds Good, our collection of recipes collected from the New Orleans music community.

» Recipe: Ivan Neville's Pain Perdu


WWOZ Quick Links

New Orleans Music Calendar: Live music is the lifeblood of New Orleans. Check out the Livewire music calendar to find out who's playing where.

When we stream live video, you can see it here.

WWOZ Elsewhere on the Web: Become a fan of 'OZ on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Pledge/Renew Now: Support WWOZ—and the music you love!

WWOZ broadcasts from  the French Market on the banks of the Mississippi.

Air time: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:00am

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