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Lost Bayou Ramblers with Jam in the Van

Thu, 09/04/14
Authored by David Stafford
More from Jam in the Van's visit to New Orleans during Jazz Fest, parked Freret St, outside Gasa Gasa: Cajun music by from the pride of Pilette, LA. The Lost Bayou Ramblers do three songs: "Bernadette", "The Mammoth Waltz", and "Steh". "Bernadette":   "The Mammoth Waltz": ... Read more

Fundraiser For Uptown Tool Lending Library Monday

Wed, 09/03/14
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Freret Neighborhood Center is partnering with NOLA TimeBank to create the New Orleans Uptown Tool Lending Library with an eye towards equipping New Orleanians with the supplies and skills they need to fix their homes, yards, and more. Thanks to a kind donation from Ingram M... Read more

Even Reptilians Dig the Blues

Tue, 09/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
Meet Clingy the iguana, Audubon Aquarium resident and WWOZ fan. Clingy likes listening to the radio, and she listens exclusively to WWOZ 90.7 FM. Check out this video from WGNO, yesterday's episode of "News with a Twist", in which Clingy visits the WWOZ studio. Read more

Jazz Fest & French Quarter Fest Application Deadlines Approaching

Tue, 09/02/14
Authored by Carrie Hadler
Applications for the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage and French Quarter Festivals are open and deadlines are fast approaching for both. The application deadline for next year's Jazz Fest (held April 24-May 3, 2015) is October 1, 2014.  The application deadline for French Q... Read more

Ledisi, "Pieces of Me"

Tue, 09/02/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out contemporary R&B/soul/jazz singer Ledisi stopping traffic in the French Quarter during Essence Fest as she sings "Pieces of Me" on a balcony at St. Peter and Royal. Ledisi (the name means "to bring forth" or "to come here" in Yoruba) was born in the New Orleans ar... Read more

Big Freedia Honored By City Council

Sun, 08/31/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
YOU ALREADY KNOW! We’re late to this party, but would feel remiss in not mentioning it—one of New Orleans’ most visible artists and biggest bounce ambassador, Big Freedia, was honored by City Council with her own “Big Freedia Day” last week, on August 21. The Queen Diva has... Read more

Bob Marley Live in Germany, 1980

Fri, 08/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your holiday weekend veiwing pleasure: a 20-song, 1-hour-and-38- minute Bob Marley show in HD. The show was recorded at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany on June 13, 1980, shortly after the release of the Uprising album and just a year before Marley's death in June... Read more

In Memoriam: Tim Green

Fri, 08/29/14
We were very sad to hear the news of the passing of New Orleans saxophonist Tim Green. He worked with countless musicians in the city over the years and appeared on WWOZ as recently as our Spring Pledge Drive last March, as part of the group Plunge. He also served as WWOZ's St... Read more

In Memoriam: Warren "Porgy" Jones

Thu, 08/28/14
WWOZ was very sad to learn of the passing of New Orleans R&B and jazz trumpeter Warren "Porgy" Jones on August 21, at the age of 74. A visitation and musical tribute will be held Friday, August 29,from 4-7 pm at the Charbonnet Labat Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held ... Read more

Christian Scott, "Spy Boy"

Thu, 08/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
Christian Scott, NOCCA grad and nephew of Donald Harrison, performs "Spy Boy" with the Christian Scott Quintet, November 17, 2011 at the Berklee College of Music. A version of the track appears on his 2012 album Christian Scott: Christian aTunde Adjuah. He reflects on the s... Read more

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