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"Movie Blues"

Mon, 12/19/11
Authored by George Ingmire
Join us this week as we get ready New Orleans' own Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival. We meet up with Jonny Ray and Michelle for a movie tour of the city and visit a local cooking school for three outstanding courses with award-winning chef Frank Brightsen. Read more

Gentilly Jr. Shows You How to Survive the Holidays

Sun, 12/18/11
Authored by Christy
Getting hounded by the same 10 tunes everywhere you go this holiday season? Tune in this Monday at 7pm and let Gentilly Jr. cure your holiday blues with some...holiday blues. Not to mention bluegrass. Plus all genres in between - maybe even some holiday hot rod.  "I can jus... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for December, 2011

Thu, 12/15/11
In This Issue Holiday Happenings End of Year Giving 2012 Jazz Fest Line-up Announced Volunteer Holiday Party Highlights 'OZ's 31st Birthday Bash & Second Line Highlights RIP Coco Robicheaux January Volunteer of the Month:... Read more

Not your usual kind of Christmas show!!

Wed, 12/14/11
Authored by Raymond Kent
Tune in to WWOZ FM in New Orleans this Friday morning, December 16th from 6 to 9 a.m. Louisiana time for my holiday modern jazz show!  Amidst a handful of standard Christmas songs done in a creative, non-standard and very enjoyable way – will be songs of Peace on earth and ... Read more

Gina Forsyth Invites Us Into the Promised Land

Wed, 12/14/11
Authored by Ronald Clingenpeel
Most people who know of Gina Forsyth think about her playing fiddle behind some of the great Cajun and Zydeco musicians of south Louisiana. She has recorded with Bruce Daigrepont, Amanda Shaw, Nonc Allie Young and Mamou, so the expectations around her current CD would probably... Read more

Chateau Flamenco: Flamenco in 1960s New Orleans

Tue, 12/13/11
Authored by Briana Prevost
Sometime in the mid-to-late 1960s, there was one flamenco club in New Orleans, that the now-defunct New Orleans State-Item regarded as, “no better entertainment in New Orleans,” Chateau Flamenco. Located on Chartres Street, according to clippings, the venue featured three perf... Read more

"Ven Pa’ Ca’ – Flamenco in New Orleans"

Tue, 12/13/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program features an hour of Flamenco with music and interviews.  During the show, Teresa Romero Torkanowsky, who opened a Flamenco club in the French Quarter in the 1960s, visits us. To satisfy our appetite, we stop by Rio Mar restaurant for a sampling of cevich... Read more

A few "Soul Sister" playlists for you . . .

Mon, 12/12/11
Authored by Soul Sister
Hi, right on friends and soulful people. Over the years, updating my playlists here has not been one of my strong suits , though it is my main goal to inform all listeners about the music I'm playing so that you can enjoy it for yourself again and again.  Thanks to the new ... Read more

Music From The Other Port City

Sat, 12/10/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Like New Orleans; Seattle and Portland are geographically isolated port cities that have always created their own unique sound.  Unlike New Orleans, the primarily caucasian populations of Seattle to Portland, often tuned their ears to the largest closest city (Los Angeles) ... Read more

Jimmy the Kid Rides Into Town

Fri, 12/09/11
Jimbo Mathus is saddled up and ready to ride into town. He is heading toward the Quarters and the Blues Breakdown Show, with your hostess "The Problem Child". Jimbo Mathus was born and raised in Mississippi and learned the music as it was passed down through the generations... Read more

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