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"Music and Markets"

Tue, 11/15/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s show, we enjoy the music of sisters Leah and Chloe from the band Rising Appalachia. We also check out an encore presentation of Ensemble Fatien, a New Orleans/West African musical hybrid. Along the way, we stop at a local art market before enjoying some food ... Read more


Tue, 11/08/11
Authored by George Ingmire
Today's show features Saxophonist, Flautist, and Clarinetist Rex Gregory, a jazz musician whose philosophical ideas influence his compositions as much as his teachers and collaborators do. This show was recorded at a New Orleans night club called the Blue Nile. In this reco... Read more

Reaching The Plateau

Fri, 11/04/11
Authored by Joshua Levkowitz
Listen here all you denizens of the delta, the Western Sahara powerhouse Tinariwen will take to the stage this Monday, November the 7th at House of Blues.  Hailed as one of the most prominent contemporary acts today, Tinariwen truly exemplifies the blues through their songs... Read more

Zydeco and Cajun Music this week at Swamp Fest

Wed, 11/02/11
Authored by Ronald Clingenpeel
The Audubon Zoo is hosting it’s annual Swamp Fest, Nov. 5-6, bringing a some great South Louisiana music to the stages. Satuday, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas are in the Performance Pavillion and the Lafouche Cajun Band from Lockport will be in the Swamp Exhibit. Sunday Di... Read more

"After Hours"

Tue, 11/01/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program we feature Susan Cowsill, a songwriter whose musical career started as a child with her family’s band, "The Cowsills." She continues to perform in New Orleans and today we listen to a performance recorded at New Orleans’s French Quarter Festival. We a... Read more

Haunted Songs: Murder Ballads, Ghost Solos & The Devil's Chord

Mon, 10/31/11
It's time to take the skeletons out of the closet, and put them in the yard! We might decorate ourselves and join in the ghost parade. We may take a peek into the mouth of horror, a dark cave of unknown things. What lurks in the dark? What will we find when we stand at death... Read more

Fin de Temps: 6 t'9 Celebrates The End of Time

Wed, 10/26/11
Authored by Christy
The 6' to 9' Social Aid and Pleasure Club's 7th annual Halloween parade rolled Saturday evening from the 6th to the 9th ward, passing out candy, homemade toys and sheer holiday fun to neighborhood chidren en route. This year's theme was: "The End of Times Marches On,". The ... Read more

"Brass in the Big Easy"

Tue, 10/25/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s show, we feature the music of Kermit Ruffins, Glen David Andrews and the Soul Rebels. We also meet up with Chef John Besh to talk about his new book, My Family Table. Later on in the program, Mark Romig, CEO of the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporatio... Read more

Feeding the Hungry Through the Power of Music

Thu, 10/20/11
Authored by George Stokely
We all love New Orleans.  Through the best of times and the worst of times, we dedicate ourselves by truly LIVING for the city like no other community in the nation does. That’s why when I learned about NOAAHH, New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness, (pronounce... Read more

Happy Birthday Wynton!

Thu, 10/20/11
Authored by Briana Prevost
In case you missed the commemorative music played on-air, join us online in continuing to celebrate Wynton Marsalis' 50th birthday all month long. Wynton celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday, October 18 by performing Live at the Lincoln Center in New York, where he currently s... Read more

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