'OZone Email Newsletter for October 2019

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In the OCTOBER 2019 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
This Weekend: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival | Fall Membership Drive Highlights and Thank-Yous | WWOZ Video On Demand | Show Host Profile: Alski | Groove Gala Limited Edition Giclee Prints | Recipe: Shrimp Sauce Piquante | Quick Links

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Erica Falls

Catch Erica Falls on Saturday.
Photo by Louis Crispino

This Weekend: Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

This weekend (October 18-20), the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival takes over Lafayette Square with two stages of live music, a bunch of the region's best barbecue vendors, and a huge arts market. The 14th edition of this celebration of Southern music and food will include performances by the Allman-Betts Band, Erica Falls, Sonny Landreth, Kenny Neal, Tab Benoit and many, many others. Admission is free, and WWOZ will be broadcasting live on Saturday and streaming video all weekend.

» Blues & BBQ Fest Lineup

» Broadcast and video stream details

Meschiya Lake

Meschiya Lake at WWOZ.
Photo by Eli Mergel

Fall Membership Drive Highlights and Thank-Yous

Our sincere thanks to the many, many people who made our recent Fall Membership Drive such a success! As always, the first round of thank-yous goes to our listeners, the world's greatest audience and Guardians of the Groove one and all. Thanks as well to all the musicians, show hosts, engineers, food donors, photographers and volunteers who gave their time and efforts. Check out the links below for photo highlights and a compete list of thank-yous.

» Thank-Yous all around

» Fall Membership Drive photo highlights

Marion Hill

Assistant Video Director Marion Hill.
Photo by Katherine Johnson

WWOZ Video On Demand

Our Video team streamed 20-some acts during our recently completed Fall Membership Drive; most are 3-song sets available to watch at your leisure at wwoz.org/rewind. Likewise, if you miss our live streams on Facebook of this weekend's Blues & Barbecue Fest, we'll have performance video available next week. If you're looking for a great collection of New Orleans music video, check out our YouTube page.

» Our most recent video streams

» WWOZ on YouTube

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Alski at Jazz Fest
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Show Host Profile: Alski

Show host Allan Laskey, AKA "Alski," is a passionate seeker of sound. After carefully researching and considering the idea of relocating from Philadelphia to New Orleans to become a WWOZ volunteer, he took the leap after hurricane Katrina and made the move. Once here, he helped bolster our depleted staff, first as a much-needed substitute show host, and soon thereafter with his own show. Enter the "Rhythm Room" on Friday nights (10p-MIDNIGHT), and you'll be captivated by his selection of R&B, blues, and soul music. He's also very knowledgeable about reggae, Caribbean and African music, and international jazz, as evidenced by his substitute appearances on other WWOZ shows. Thanks for what you do, Alski!

» WWOZ Program Schedule

Groove Gala print

Groove Gala print by Ceaux.

Groove Gala Limited Edition Giclee Prints

Artists Ceaux and Isabel Jacopin created gorgeous works to commemorate each of the first two WWOZ Groove Galas. They're available in limited edition giclee prints, all signed, numbered and titled by the artist. Hang the vibrant color and joyful energy of the WWOZ Groove Gala on your wall.

» WWOZ Groove Gala Giclee Fine Art Prints

Shrimp Sauce Piquante

Shrimp Sauce Piquante.

Recipe: Shrimp Sauce Piquante

Sauce Piquante, with its distinct pepper flavor and heat, is a versatile component of many traditional Louisiana meat and fish dishes. Without too much looking, you can find versions featuring venison, snapping turtle, frog legs, quail, duck, and alligator. And then there are the more conventional versions, like chicken, redfish, and, as here, shrimp.

» Recipe: Shrimp Sauce Piquante


WWOZ Quick Links

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am

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