'OZone Email Newsletter for November 2019


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In the NOVEMBER 2019 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
December Membership Events | Video: Blues and BBQ Fest Replay | Treme Creole Gumbo Festival + Congo Square Rhythms Festival | WWOZ On-Demand: Listen with Our Two-Week Archive | In Memoriam: Donn Peabody | Volunteer Profile: Ben Russell | Recipe: Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Louisiana-style | Quick Links

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Nicholas Payton

Nicholas Payton at our birthday last year.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

December Membership Events

Heads up on a couple of upcoming WWOZ Membership events. On December 3, we'll be participating in #GivingTuesday, the international day of online giving at the beginning of the holiday season. And we'll be celebrating our birthday on December 4 with special programming and surprises throughout the day.

» Get involved at WWOZ

Keith Stone

Keith Stone.
Photo by Michael E. McAndrew

Video: Blues and BBQ Fest Replay

If you missed last month's Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, let the WWOZ video team get you caught up with full sets by Tucka, Tab Benoit, Erica Falls, Guitar Lightning Lee, Jonathon Boogie Long, and a bunch more, 16 acts in all. See them on wwoz.org or in our YouTube play list.

» WWOZ Rewind

» Blues & BBQ YouTube play list

Charmaine Neville

Charmaine Neville plays Saturday, Nov. 16.
Photo by Kichea S Burt

Treme Creole Gumbo Festival + Congo Square Rhythms Festival

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents two of its popular festivals on one weekend: the Treme Creole Gumbo Festival and the Congo Square Rhythms Festival happen in parallel on November 16 & 17 in Louis Armstrong Park and in the adjoining Congo Square. There will be two stages of music celebrating the New Orleans traditions that spring from the African diaspora. Performers include Kermit Ruffins, Bamboula 2000, Charmaine Neville, Hot-8 and tons more. More than just music, this double-festival weekend also offers loads of local food and an incredible arts market. Admission is free.

» Treme Creole Gumbo / Congo Square Rhythms Festivals

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Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

WWOZ On-Demand: Listen with Our Two-Week Archive

Our Two-Week Archive makes our regular shows available for your streaming pleasure on-demand, for two weeks after their original air dates. Listen to Jazz from the French Market or the New Orleans Music Show according to your schedule. And you can share the groove with the "Get URL" button: get a direct URL for an individual show episode and share it with your friends.

» Listen to WWOZ On Demand

Donn Peabody

Donn Peabody.
Photo by Gus Bennett

In Memoriam: Donn Peabody

WWOZ volunteers and staff are saddened by the news of Donn Peabody’s passing on October 19. Donn joined WWOZ as a volunteer in June 2015. We immediately put him to work during special events and used his mellifluous voice on the airwaves. When we complimented Donn on his radio voice, he was quick to relate how Ellis Marsalis helped him overcome speech problems he had as a young boy. That constant expression of appreciation and positivity made meeting Donn Peabody special and remarkable for everyone who met him.

» In Memoriam: Those We've Lost

Ben Russell

Ben Russell.
Photo by Maryse Dejean

Volunteer Profile: Ben Russell

Ben Russell, a WWOZ intern in 2014, is back in New Orleans after graduating from Tulane University, pursuing a law degree and passing the bar. Ben shares what surprised him most about WWOZ volunteers: "(They) aren’t just music fans; they’re New Orleans enthusiasts! Right now, I’m an attorney at a law firm on Poydras Street. I can actually see the (WWOZ) studio building from my office! More than anything, OZ has taught me what a wonderful place New Orleans is how privileged I am to call it home." Welcome back, Ben!

» Volunteer at WWOZ

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce.

Recipe: Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Louisiana-style

Some people have a sentimental attachment to canned cranberry sauce for the holidays. If you'd like to go in a different (and less gelatinous) direction, it's not hard to make cranberry sauce from scratch. It will contain recognizable cranberries, and you can add flavor to it according to your taste, as here with some cayenne and fresh ginger. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, orange zest and vanilla extract are other good candidates for flavoring homemade cranberry sauce. You can make it the day before serving, so it's easy to work into holiday logistics.

» Recipe: Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Louisiana-style


WWOZ Quick Links

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