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Behind the Scenes with Anders Osborne

Fri, 12/13/13
Authored by David Stafford
In this short (3 min, 30 sec), beautifully produced piece from Yamaha Music Group, Anders Osborne talks about his life and music, his song writing process ("The songs are what's calling me"), and more. It was shot behind the scenes during an "All Access" photo shoot in Wash... Read more

Artifacts: 33 Years of WWOZ History in Images

Thu, 12/12/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Please join us on Thursday, December 5 and Saturday, December 7 to celebrate. On December 5, we'll be at the place where it all started, back in December of 1980: Tipitina's. And on Saturday, December 7, WWOZ and Kermit Ruffins i... Read more

In Memoriam: Larry McKinley

Tue, 12/10/13
Larry McKinley, Minit Records co-founder and voice of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, has died at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are pending, and the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the NOJHF&F capital campaign in Larry’s name. Read more

Renew Cultural Arts Academy

Tue, 12/10/13
Students from the ReNew Cultural Academy visit WWOZ for the latest episode of Cuttin' Class. Read more

Louisiana's 2014 Grammy Nominees

Tue, 12/10/13
Authored by David Stafford
Congratulations to Louisiana's 2014 Grammy nominees, listed below, led by double-nominee Allen Toussaint. The 56th Annual Grammy Awards happen on January 26, 2014. Allen Toussaint Best Americana Album: Songbook, and Best American Roots Song: "Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed" Bobby ... Read more

Recipe: Christmas Turkey with Cornbread-Andouille Stuffing

Mon, 12/09/13
It's Christmas time down the bayou! Get ready for the holiday season with this recipe courtesy of Chef Matt Murphy and The Ritz-Carlton of New Orleans. Read more

Dr. John and Herlin Riley with Bob French, Part 3 of 3

Mon, 12/09/13
Part 3 of 3. Dr. John and Herlin Riley talk with the late (and much missed) Bob French in April of 2007. They talk about the crack in the Liberty Bell, James Black, Dave Bartholomew's excellence as a player of the blues, and all kind of stuff. Part 1 Part 2 Read more

Interview Archive: Bob French talks with Dr. John and Herlin Riley

Mon, 12/09/13
Listen to this wide-ranging, three-part conversation between the the late Bob French, Dr. John, and Herlin Riley. Among the topics: the crack in the Liberty Bell, George Bush second lining, and the excellence of Dave Bartholomew. Read more

Dr. John and Herlin Riley with Bob French, Part 2 of 3

Mon, 12/09/13
Part 2 of 3. Dr. John and Herlin Riley talk with the late (and much missed) Bob French in April of 2007. They talk about Dr. John's band, talking like Sigmund Freud, New Orleans as "the psyche ward without walls", the constipation blues, George Bush second lining, and much ... Read more

Holiday Music Video: Kermit Ruffins, "A Saints Christmas"

Mon, 12/09/13
Authored by David Stafford
In honor of the Saints big win last night, have a look at Kermit Ruffins, "A Saints Christmas", from his 2009 Have A Crazy Cool Christmas disc.     This is the second in a series of seasonal videos that we're calling "Holiday Music, WWOZ Style". Check out the whole YouTube ... Read more

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