'OZone Email Newsletter for December 2018

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In the DECEMBER 2018 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Join Our Brass Band before December 31 | 18 Videos for 2018 | 150 Photos for 2018 | WWOZ's Tricentennial Music Moments | In Memoriam: Billy Delle | WWOZ is 38! | Recipes: Nuts for the Holidays | Quick Links

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Jazz Santa

Seen near the French Market.
Photo by Stafford

Join Our Brass Band before December 31

Your support will allow us to continue preserving New Orleans music, history, culture and heritage for many years to come. It also allows us to bring you not only great radio, but live video streams, the two-week on-demand archive, the Livewire music calendar and your other favorite WWOZ programming. Make your tax deductible gift and join the Guardians of the Groove today!

» End of Year Giving

Cha Wa

Grammy nominees Cha Wa at WWOZ.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

18 Videos for 2018

WWOZ's Video team has had a busy year! Here are a few of our favorites from among the videos we released in 2018. Check out second lines, Irma with the Funky Meters, an inside look at the Krewe of Red Beans, Bonerama's tribute to Mr. Okra, Cha Wa, Ani DiFranco, a Henry Butler tribute & lots more.

» 18 Videos for 2018

Amanda Shaw & Irma Thomas

Amanda Shaw & Irma Thomas at the Groove Gala.
Photo by Damond Jacobs

150 Photos for 2018

From among thousands of shots, we've selected about a hundred and fifty photos of this year's in-studio performances, festivals, parades, pledge drives, and other events. Big thanks to all the volunteer photographers whose work is represented in this amazing Flickr set.

» 150 Photos for 2018

For even more striking images of New Orleans musical culture from our volunteer photographers, drop by the Jazz & Heritage Center and see the Guardians of the Groove Photo Exhibit.

» Guardians of the Groove Photo Exhibit

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Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson.
Photo: cover, "Silent Night"

WWOZ's Tricentennial Music Moments

As New Orleans turned 300 this year, WWOZ marked the occasion with our Tricentennial Music Moments. Beloved New Orleans musicians and personalities have entertained, informed, and surprised us with great moments from 300 years of music history in the Crescent City, like John Goodman on Harold Battiste, Jr. or Harry Shearer on Sidney Bechet. Our most recent episode: Irma Thomas on Mahalia Jackson.

» WWOZ's Tricentennial Music Moments

Billy Delle

Billy Delle in 2009.
Photo courtesy of Sally Young

In Memoriam: Billy Delle

Longtime WWOZ show host Billy Delle passed away recently at the age of 76. Billy was one of the longest serving volunteer show hosts at WWOZ, arriving in 1982, and doing his final sign-off in 2011. He hosted "Records From The Crypt" which largely consisted of "scratchy 45s," as he referred to them, of New Orleans R&B from the 1950s and 1960s. Billy was beloved by listeners locally and internationally as a fount of knowledge regarding that era of New Orleans music, often drawing from his personal repository of memories and experiences from the time. He encouraged listeners to "open your windows, open your doors, and let the music flow out into the street." Miss you, Billy!

» In Memoriam: Billy Delle

Nicholas Payton

Nicholas Payton on our birthday.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

WWOZ is 38!

We celebrated our 38th birthday last week; by way of marking the occasion, we had a day-long special show, during which some 32 musical acts dropped by for solo live performances in our studio. Not in our performance studio, but the actual broadcast studio, right next to the show hosts. Check out this giant gallery of photos from all throughout the day.

» 38th Birthday Photos



Recipes: Nuts for the Holidays

This month we have three recipes for preparing nuts for the holidays: a very simple procedure for simple Glazed Pecans; a somewhat more complex recipe for savory Spicy Peanuts (or almonds, if you prefer); and finally, Cinnamon Pecans, which require a bit of candy-making technique. All three make excellent holiday snacks.

» Recipes: Nuts for the Holidays


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Monday, July 9, 2018 - 9:00am

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