'OZone Email Newsletter for June 2021


Kermit Ruffins

In the JUNE 2021 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
'OZ Summer Merch Sale | Restored: The Livewire Music Calendar | The Return of Second Lines | This Weekend: Chanteuses Caren Green and Cyrille Aimée | Volunteer Profile: Bill Sasser | Creole Tomato Fest, July 3 | Recipe: Salsa with Variations | Quick Links

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'OZ Summer Merch Sale

We're happy to offer a selection of WWOZ merchandise to 'OZ members and listeners who want to show off their WWOZ pride and help us spread the good word about the station! In order to keep prices low and print quality high, we've selected three top-selling vintage WWOZ shirt designs to make available this summer. Shirts will be printed in once-a-month batches, so please expect a delivery time of at least several weeks.

» Get WWOZ tees & more online

Delfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Restored: The Livewire Music Calendar

After taking a year off for the pandemic, the WWOZ Livewire has come roaring back! You can hear it on the air at the top of every odd hour, or check it out online at wwoz.org/calendar. For example, this Friday night, you can see the Treme Brass Band at Vaughan's, the Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet at Snug Harbor, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux at Tipitina's. We've also included information on which shows are outdoors, as well as our continuing list of sets streaming on the internet. So whichever way you want to see New Orleans musicians, we've got you covered.

» Livewire Music Calendar

VIP Ladies

VIP Ladies.
Photo by Jamell Tate

The Return of Second Lines

Second line parades are allowed in New Orleans again as of Friday, May 28. As New Orleans continues to ease its coronavirus-related restrictions, many regular parades may not return until late August. We hope that regular annual second lines will return in late August.

» The Return of Second Lines

Caren Green

Caren Green

This Weekend: Chanteuses Caren Green and Cyrille Aimée

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's "Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music" series heats up this weekend, with performances by Caren Green on Friday, June 11, and Cyrille Aimée on Saturday, June 12. Five concerts remain in the series, which runs through July 3. All "Chanteuse" concerts will take place in the outdoor space at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. Admission is free, but tickets, available via the link below, are required.

» Chanteuse Concert Series

Crawfish Bread  

Allen Toussaint by Bill Sasser

Allen Toussaint photographed by Bill Sasser.

Volunteer Profile: Bill Sasser

Photographer Bill Sasser got involved with WWOZ after the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010, where he met Maryse Dejean, our volunteer coordinator. A North Carolina native who's lived in New Orleans since the 1990s, Bill's work has appeared in the Gambit, One Autonomy, Salon, the Christian Science Monitor, Art Voices, and more. "WWOZ provides a chance to meet all these people you otherwise would never meet.... I like being able to check out some of these things firsthand. You can sit at home and listen to the radio for years and hear stuff going on in the studio and then [by volunteering], you can actually be there and see it firsthand. You can actually be there and be a small part of it." Thanks for all the great images, Bill!

» Gallery of Bill Sasser shots

Creole Tomato Fest

The French Market, dressed to fest.
Photo by Carrier Booher

Creole Tomato Fest, July 3

The French Market Creole Tomato Festival, a rite of summer in the French Quarter, happens July 3 with a mix of virtual and in-person activities. You can get fresh creole tomatoes at the French Market and enjoy live music, with locations and acts TBA. And check out recipes, cooking demonstrations, streaming performances by New Orleans musicians, and more family friendly activities on line.

» Creole Tomato Fest




Recipe: Salsa with Variations

Just in time for creole tomato season, this approach to salsa is less a precise recipe and more of a flexible procedure. It's very simple and vastly forgiving, so it's great for cooking newbies, only requiring a blender and a knife. It's great with chips or tacos, of course, but also eggs, beans and rice, and anything grilled, especially fish. We also include numerous substitutions for the six basic ingredients, as well as some stylistic variations.

» Recipe: Salsa with Variations

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WWOZ broadcasts from  the French Market on the banks of the Mississippi.

Air time: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 -
10:15am to 10:15pm

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