'OZone Email Newsletter for September 2019


In the SEPTEMBER 2019 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
New for the Fall Membership Drive: WWOZ CD-47 & more | Groovy Groove Gala Memories | Fall Second Line Season Is Happening | 30th New Orleans Film Festival | Volunteer Spotlight: Noelani Musicaro | Show Host Spotlight: Dean Ellis | Recipe: Jerk Chicken Wings | Quick Links

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ball cap

Our new ball cap.

New for the Fall Membership Drive: WWOZ CD-47 & more

During our Fall Membership Drive, October 3-11, we'll be unveiling a new WWOZ CD entitled We Live. CD #47 features tracks by Irma Thomas recorded in the Gospel Tent at Jazz Fest, the Soul Rebels at French Quarter Fest, Papa Mali at Blues and BBQ Fest, and more: check out short audio samples of all 12 tracks. Also new for this membership drive: fresh versions of our ball cap and tee shirt, along with several other new membership gifts.

» CD-47 audio samples

» New membership gifts

» Join or renew now!

Action Jackson and Irma Thomas

Action Jackson and Irma Thomas.
Photo by Charlie Steiner

Groovy Groove Gala Memories

A big thank you to the hundreds of WWOZ supporters who came out for our second annual Groove Gala. Held at Tableau and Le Petit Theatre and attended by listeners from all over the country, the evening was a whirlwind of amazing music, delicious food and drinks. Our volunteer photographers came back with some 250 shots, which we've assembled in a giant gallery for your viewing pleasure. Mark your calendars: the third annual Groove Gala will happen Thursday, September 3rd, 2020.

» Groove Gala photo gallery

» Get the limited edition Groove Gala print by the artist Ceaux

Young Men Olympians

Young Men Olympians at Jazz Fest.
Photo by WWOZ

Fall Second Line Season Is Happening

Fall second line season is underway! Young Men Olympians happens this weekend, and Family Ties rolls on October 6. Get all the details, including route sheets and more, from Takin' It to the Streets, WWOZ's coverage of Social Aid & Pleasure Club and Mardi Gras Indian events. Then get out there and dance in the streets!

» Fall 2019 Second Line Season

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Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard at Jazz Fest
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

30th New Orleans Film Festival

The 2019 New Orleans Film Festival is happening October 16-23. The festival turns 30 this year with screenings of 230+ films. Terence Blanchard will be honored with a Career Achievement Award, and the film Harriet, for which he composed the score, is the Closing Night Selection for this year’s festival. As usual, many films either focus on music or are of local interest, including Up From The Streets, a celebration of the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music.

» More music/local interest films at the NOFF


Noelani in 2018.
Photo by Eli Mergel

Volunteer Spotlight: Noelani Musicaro

WWOZ’s Friday morning front desk volunteer is Noelani Musicaro, a woman with great style and great heart. Noelani enjoys talking with people and had a television show in New Jersey before moving to New Orleans. She often volunteers with OZ’s Video Unit during the Membership Drives. Noelani also hosts a show entitled "The Art of Kindness" on WHIV. We thank Noelani for her service to WWOZ and for being a supportive, positive, effective and active participant in the New Orleans community!

» Volunteer at WWOZ

Dean Ellis

Dean Ellis.
Photo by Michele Goldfarb

Show Host Spotlight: Dean Ellis

Dean Ellis, host of the Dean’s List, which airs midnight to 3 am on Mondays, started volunteering at WWOZ in 2000 after he was encouraged to do so by Katrina Geenen, the original host of our Brazilian Show, Tudo Bem. Dean says that he grew up hearing a lot of great music at home in the suburbs of New Jersey: contemporary jazz, blues and R&B. His love of Brazilian music came much later after he moved to New Orleans and made his first trip to Brazil. In addition to his own show, Dean shares the airwaves with Suzanne Corley of the World Journey, alternating as hosts of Tudo Bem on Saturday afternoons from 2-4 pm. We thank Dean Ellis for his dedicated service to WWOZ!

» WWOZ Program Schedule

Jerk Chicken Wings

Jerk Chicken Wings.

Recipe: Jerk Chicken Wings

A new way to fire up your next batch of hot wings: make some jerk sauce. The term "jerk" refers to both a seasoning mix (with lots of characteristically Jamaican ingredients like thyme, allspice, and scotch bonnet peppers) and a style of cooking (long, slow, low heat barbecue). Only meats that stands up to long slow heat can take the latter, pork and poultry being the most common. Chicken wings are perfect: since they have a high bone-meat ratio, they're harder (but not impossible) to overcook.

» Recipe: Jerk Chicken Wings


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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am

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