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Tue, 11/01/16

New music spotlight: Prunka/Jenner

Tue, 11/01/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The latest from New Orleans locals Brian Prunka and Michael Jenner, known together as prunka/jenner,  is seven tracks of pleasing, generally laid-back sounds. Continuum features Prunka on guitar and Jenner on saxophone. They're joined by William Thompson IV on piano, Jesse ... Read more

Free Agents Brass Band at Jazz in the Park

Mon, 10/31/16
Check 'em out! It's the Free Agents Brass Band performing live at Jazz in the Park in September 2015. This week marks the final Jazz in the Park evening of the season, with free performances from Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers and Shannon Powell and lots of other f... Read more

Treme Creole Gumbo Fest 11/12-11/13

Mon, 10/31/16
The free Treme Creole Gumbo Fest returns to Armstrong Park on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 with all sorts of delicious gumbo and fabulous live, local music. The festival runs 11a-7p each day and will feature some of the top brass bands in New Orleans today.... Read more

2016 Fall Pledge Drive Highlights - Final Thank-yous

Mon, 10/31/16
  The Fall 2016 Pledge Drive is in the books. WWOZ would like to thank all of our new & renewing members, show hosts, musicians, volunteers, staff, photographers, engineers and food donors for what we hope will prove to be a highly successful Spring Membership Drive! You... Read more

Spirits of Congo Square 10/30/16

Sun, 10/30/16
     Slide Ruler     Vin Gordon & The Real Rock Band     03:27     Heavenless     2016/10/30 20:01:13 2     Blessings     Lloyd Brown     01:05         2016/10/30 20:04:51 3     If It's Jah Will     Tarrus Riley     03:58     Mecoustic     2016/10/30 20:05:53 4     king of ... Read more

2016 Fall Pledge Drive Highlights & Thanks - Day 11

Sat, 10/29/16
  WWOZ would like to thank all of our new & renewing members, show hosts, musicians, volunteers, staff, photographers, engineers and food donors for what we hope will prove to be a highly successful Spring Membership Drive! You're all helping to guard the groove and help... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/28/16

Sat, 10/29/16
1     Do What You Wanna     Ramsey Lewis     02:42     Inside '69     2016/10/28 22:01:40 2     04 There Are Days     Rev. Robert Ballinger     03:03     The Little Black Train     2016/10/28 22:04:45 3     The Challenge     The Staple Singers     03:43     We'll Get Over '... Read more

5 things to know for 10/28-11/3

Fri, 10/28/16
1) It's Halloweenweekend and there are costuming and music options a-plenty! Voodoo Music + Arts Experience starts on Friday and runs through Sunday in City Park. Jim Monaghan’s 21st Annual Halloween Parade will roll Monday at 7p, leaving from Molly's. Founded in 1995, this... Read more

Recipe: Kermit Ruffins' Barbecue Smoked Turkey

Fri, 10/28/16
This recipe, Kermit Ruffins' contribution to That Sounds Good: A Cookbook Celebrating 30 Years of WWOZ, offers a very New Orleans "barbecue swinging" take on Thanksgiving's main course. Read more

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