'OZone Email Newsletter for January 2018

 Joan of Arc parade

In the JANUARY 2018 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
WWOZ's New Director of Content, Dave Ankers | "Closeup: Tank & the Bangas" Worldwide Viewing Party | Our Show Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2017 | NOLA 300: The Rex Anthem, "If Ever I Cease To Love" | Carnival 2018 Gets Underway | Remembering Those We Lost in 2017 | Recipe: Tarte Tatin with Pears & Apples | Quick Links

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Dave Ankers

Dave Ankers at WWOZ
Photo by Bill Sasser

WWOZ's New Director of Content, Dave Ankers

We're pleased to introduce WWOZ's new Director of Content, Dave Ankers, who assumed his new duties on January 1. Dave has over 35 years of national and local radio, media, and management experience, starting with the music department at WMMR in Philadelphia, and including positions in radio and media in New York and Los Angeles. Since joining WWOZ in 2012, he has served in a variety of capacities, including, among others, Special Projects Manager, liaison with the Archive of the NO Jazz & Heritage Foundation, and producer of New Orleans Calling.

» WWOZ Staff

Tarriona Ball

Tarriona "Tank" Ball.
Photo by Leona Strassberg Steiner

"Closeup: Tank & the Bangas" Worldwide Viewing Party

Join us for a worldwide viewing party! "Closeup: Tank & the Bangas" live streams on our Facebook page on Friday, January 19 at 9p and Saturday, January 20 at 1p (CST). Filmed over the course of a year, this WWOZ documentary is an in-depth profile of the New Orleans band as their gigs went from small clubs to major festivals. "Closeup" traces the journey with personal interviews, concert footage, and a look into the creative process at rehearsals and recording sessions.

» "Closeup: Tank & the Bangas" worldwide viewing party

Brass Pass  

T.R. Johnson

T.R. Johnson in the studio.

Our Show Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2017

WWOZ's show hosts have compiled lists of their favorite records of 2017. Let those-in-the-know point you to the latest great tunes and help you catch up on what you might have missed.

» 'OZ hosts' favorites from 2017

Bryan Batt

Bryan Batt at WWOZ.

WWOZ Tricentennial Music Moments: The Rex Anthem, "If Ever I Cease To Love"

In honor of New Orleans' celebration of its 300th anniversary, we've launched a series of on-air and online Tricentennial Music Moments focusing on the stories and people who've shaped the Crescent City. In the first installment, narrated by Mad Men actor Bryan Batt, we look at the story behind the Rex anthem, "If Ever I Cease To Love," which involves an English comedian, a Russian Grand Duke, and an American showgirl.

» Tricentennial Music Moment: The Rex Anthem

Al Carnival Time Johnson

Al "Carnival Time" Johnson.
Photo by Melanie Merz

Carnival 2018 Gets Underway

Carnival 2018 gets underway with a full evening of activities this Saturday. Following traditional Twelfth Night favorites like the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc parade in the French Quarter, the Phunny Phorty Phellows streetcar ride Uptown, and the new the Société des Champs Elysée ride down North Rampart, there'll be a fireworks display over the river at Jackson Square in celebration of the city's tricentennial.

» Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

School Groove  


RIP Fats.
Photo courtesy LA State Museum

Remembering Those We Lost in 2017

We'd like to take a moment to remember those who passed away during the last year: the New Orleans music and cultural communities lost a number of talented and influential individuals in 2017. During their lives, their dedication made New Orleans a richer place. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.

» 2017 In Memoriam

Tarte Tatin

Recipe: Tarte Tatin with Pears & Apples

This is a version of a classic French recipe. Its filling develops amazing depth of flavor, considering the only ingredients are butter, sugar, and fruit. You can use all apples, all pears, or a combination of the two. A rustic winter dessert, it's a great change from basic apple pie, and perfect when you feel like you couldn't possibly eat another bite of King Cake.

» Recipe: Tarte Tatin with Pears & Apples


WWOZ Quick Links

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:00am

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