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In Memoriam: Carol Fran

Sat, 09/04/21
Blues singer and pianist Carol Fran died September 1, 2021 at the age of 87. Her distinctive voice and piano-playing style afforded her a musical career spanning more than six decades. Fran was associated with Excello Records and the “swamp blues” genre, characterized by a ... Read more

Jazz Festing In Place returns Oct. 7-10 and Oct. 14-17

Tue, 08/24/21

'OZone Email Newsletter for August 2021

Wed, 08/18/21
  In the AUGUST 2021 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: In Memoriam: Charles "Action" Jackson | Fall Event Updates | Live Music in NOLA Update | Volunteer Profile: Michele Goldfarb | Summer Merch Sale Ends August 31 | Recipe: Southern Comfort Peach Jam | Qu... Read more

In Memoriam: J.D. Hill

Mon, 08/16/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans musician J.D. Hill died of cancer at the age of 65 on August 8, 2021. Hill was a harmonica player and vocalist who loved to play and was known for his willingness to share the stage with anybody, as long as they had the groove. Hill was born on November 8, 1955... Read more

In Memoriam: Norman Batiste

Sun, 08/15/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Norman Batiste, a member of the famous New Orleans Batiste family, has died. On Thursday, August 12, his family and friends celebrated his life with prayer and song in Treme. WWOZ was there to capture some of the commemoration. Dr. Brice Miller on the passing of Norman Bat... Read more

Rhythm Room 08/13/21

Sat, 08/14/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Cry My Baby The Anchors 02:20 Soul Upstairs 2 It Was Written Down Toots & The Maytals 03:06 Slatyam Stoot 3 Dipped In The Water (featuring Syleena Thompson) Syl Johnson 04:28 Back In The Game 4 1 - show and tell al wilson 03:15 show and tell 5 Put Yourself in My Place Ann P... Read more

French Quarter Fest cancels for October; to return April 21-24, 2022

Fri, 08/13/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI) announces that plans to host the French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron, scheduled for September 30 - October 2, will no longer be moving forward.  In a press release, the festival shared, "As the state of Louisiana and our natio... Read more

In Memoriam: Charles "Action" Jackson

Sun, 08/08/21
Charles "Action" Jackson has become an ancestor at the age of 59. Action was a beloved long-time WWOZ show host best known for his work on Takin' It To The Streets, WWOZ's multi-platform program celebrating New Orleans' social aid & pleasure clubs, second lines, Black Maski... Read more

Jazz Fest 2021 canceled; 2022 festival set for April 29-May 8

Sun, 08/08/21

Recipe: Southern Comfort Peach Jam

Sun, 08/08/21
Here's a way to use ripe summer peaches. Interestingly, the (pureed) peach skins are included, as they add balance from the tannins, much like you'd get from wine, and help temper all the sugar. And then there's the 100-proof version of Southern Comfort (created by New Orle... Read more

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