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Rhythm Room 05/27/23

Sun, 05/28/23
1 Fool In Love Ike Turner/Tina Turner 02:52 Blowing The Fuse 1960 2 Dust My Broom Ike & Tina Turner 02:31 Bold Soul Sister [Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings] (Hip-O HIPD-40051) 3 Goodbye So Long Ike & Tina Turner 02:11 The Ike & Tina Turner Sessions (Kent CDKEN 065) 4 Cussi... Read more

Happy 99th birthday to Marshall Allen!

Thu, 05/25/23
It's Marshall Allen's 99th birthday today! Today at 1pm CT, we're premiering 'Space Is The Place' from the Arkestra's November 17, 2018 performance at the Music Box Village. The full set will be available on our YouTube channel at a later date. WWOZ show hosts have been ho... Read more

Pass Out the Hatchets, Baby!

Tue, 05/23/23
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
The '50s R&B Show this week will celebrate the life and music of a true New Orleans original -- Earl Stanley.  Earl Stanley's body of work, though tragically unsung, is a piece of the raucous and colorful puzzle that is New Orleans Rock'n'Roll in its heyday.  Stanislaus Ear... Read more

Video: Wit's End Brass Band for Community Kitchen Collective

Thu, 05/18/23
It was a beautiful night as Wit's End Brass Band played at a fundraiser for Community Kitchen Collective in the Lower 9th Ward's Holy Cross neighborhood yesterday! The Community Kitchen Collective provides healthy food for people in need. The Wit's End Brass Band is an exp... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for May 2023

Wed, 05/17/23
  In the MAY 2023 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: Jazz Fest 2023 Thank-Yous | "Best of" Jazz Fest Photos | Save the Date: FRIDAY September 1 for the WWOZ Groove Gala | Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Concert Series | Summer Fun: Festivals & Events | Volunteer Prof... Read more

Tipitina's "Free Friday" series for Summer 2023

Tue, 05/16/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tipitina's is bringing back their free summer concert series and the lineup looks great! Doors are open to everyone 21+ at this weekly Friday event, happening May 26 through September 1. Doors are 8pm; show at 9pm. Here's the schedule: May 26 Water Seed and Le Trainiump J... Read more

Show Host Profile: Duane Williams

Mon, 05/15/23
To hear Duane Williams talk about his lifelong connection to WWOZ, it’s a family affair. And a love affair. Born and raised here in the Crescent City, the show host for Sunday night’s “What’s New” program elaborates: “There’s this constant love and respect for the city amon... Read more

Summer Fun: Festivals & Events 2023

Thu, 05/11/23
"Festival Season" is technically over, but fear not, because there's a whole summer season of music festival fun ahead around south Louisiana. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around New Orleans and other parts of Louisiana this summer. Just... Read more

Recipe: Crawfish Cracked Potatoes

Wed, 05/10/23
Nothing says NOLA like crawfish! This recipe has tasty crawfish tails (you can use fresh or frozen), crispy air-fried potatoes and a cayenne-cheddar mornay sauce, giving a perfect bite every time. This recipe comes to us from Chef/Owner Brian Landry of Jack Rose, located at... Read more

In Memoriam: Chris Strachwitz

Sat, 05/06/23
Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz died Friday, May 5 at his Marin County assisted care living facility from complications with congestive heart failure, the Arhoolie Foundation announced today. He was 91 years old. German-born Strachwitz went from an enthusiastic am... Read more

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