'OZone Email Newsletter for February 2019

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In the FEBRUARY 2019 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:

Report to the Community for 2018 | Lineup for Jazz Fest's 50th | Jazz Fest 50th Anniversary Photos, Videos & more | Volunteer Spotlight: Mikayla Braun | Show Host Spotlight: Duane Williams | Recipes: Potato + Leeks = Soup | Quick Links

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Beth Arroyo Utterback

Beth Arroyo Utterback.

Report to the Community for 2018

To all Guardians of the Groove, from WWOZ General Manager Beth Arroyo Utterback: "I am thrilled and proud to share with you WWOZ's brand new Report to the Community for 2018. It's hard to believe that our beloved station accomplished so much in one short year---but we did---thanks to our incredible show hosts, staff, volunteers, musicians, board and supporters like you! Please take a few moments to read our report. I think you'll agree--this is a WOW! Yours in the Groove, Beth."

» Read the entire report

Kidd Jordan

Kidd Jordan at Jazz Fest last year.
Photo by Charlie Steiner

Lineup for Jazz Fest's 50th

The lineup for the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is out! The list of performers includes dozens of New Orleans and Louisiana favorites, including Trombone Shorty, Irma Thomas, Kermit, The Radiators, the Dirty Dozen, Rebirth, Hot 8, Tank & the Bangas, Meschiya Lake, Ellis Marsalis, Galactic, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and so many, many more. In case somehow you haven't heard, the 50th Jazz Fest will include an 8th day starring the Rolling Stones. All the fun happens Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 and Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5.

» Jazz Fest lineup

Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint in 2015.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Jazz Fest 50th Anniversary Photos, Videos & more

In 2019, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival celebrates its 50th birthday, and we've already posted over 50 pieces of content in its honor. Check out all the WWOZ Jazz Fest Time Capsules, Flashbacks, historic photos, videos, and much more. For their support of this avalanche of content, we're grateful to our sponsors: The Helis Foundation, The Goldring Family Foundation, The Remedy Room, The Ruth U. Fertel Foundation, The Derbes Foundation, Goldfarb Financial, The National World War II Museum, and special thanks to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

» Jazz Fest at 50 content

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Mikayla Braun

Mikayla Braun.
Photo by Stafford

Volunteer Spotlight: Mikayla Braun

Mikayla Braun had only been in New Orleans for two weeks when she showed up at WWOZ after discovering the station on the drive down from Wisconsin in 2012. Mikayla managed the front desk for nearly a year before accepting a promotion to Volunteer Production/Recording Engineer under the supervision of our Director of Operations, Jorge Fuentes. Mikayla isn't just a super volunteer, she's a talented singer and songwriter who manages her own bands: The Mikayla Braun Quartet and The Crooked Vines. She's also a member of the Baby Grands, and she's performed at Jazz Fest. Mikayala says that WWOZ "is so special to me. ... It's my higher education!"

» Volunteer at WWOZ

Duane Williams

Duane Williams on the mic.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Show Host Spotlight: Duane Williams

We'd like to thank Duane Williams for his many contributions to WWOZ in the years since he began volunteering a decade ago. Duane has worked with the membership, outreach and development teams and has participated in numerous membership drives. A warm, friendly presence at the station and at festivals and other events around town, Duane's is one of the true faces of 'OZ. You can hear this star volunteer's voice when he hosts "What's New" on Sunday nights from 10pm - MIDNIGHT.

» Our program schedule



Recipes: Potato + Leeks = Soup

Potatoes and leeks make a versatile pairing of ingredients. In three overlapping recipes at the link below, we adapt a simple procedure and a few basic ingredients to very different ends. The simple peasant version of potato-leek soup is a great winter recipe for anyone, even if you're just learning to cook: it's as fool-proof as cooking gets. Then we add a couple of levels of complexity to the same ingredients for a chilled soup (Vichyssoise) perfect for summer. Finally, there's a more involved version (tho' still pretty easy), Roasted Garlic Potato-Leek Soup.

» Recipes: Potato + Leeks = Soup


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