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"48 Hours in New Orleans"

Tue, 05/29/12
Authored by George Ingmire
Tune in this week as we read listener emails about things to do in the Crescent City, musically, food related and otherwise, with music by Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Eric Lindell and many others. Quite a few listeners chimed in with po-boy sandwiches on their list of New Orleans... Read more

In Memoriam: Phoebe Jacobs

Wed, 05/23/12
We, at WWOZ, wish to add our expression of recognition to those honoring Ms. Phoebe Jacobs at this time of her passing. Her work on behalf of one of our most beloved native sons—Louis Armstrong—will always be deeply appreciated by those of us who feel blessed by his cultural l... Read more

Around the Corner: Cochon Butcher

Tue, 05/22/12
Right around the corner from Chef Link's renowned restaurant Cochon is its sister restaurant: Cochon Butcher. This deli and cocktail bar does not have the same name recognition, but the fare is certainly just as worthy of your appetite. Butcher greets diners with a casua... Read more

"Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival 2012"

Tue, 05/22/12
Authored by George Ingmire
This week we preview the upcoming Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival with music by Roddie Romero and the Hub-City All Stars, Bruce Sunpie Barnes and many others. We also pay a visit to Donald Link to talk about Cajun food and culture. Read more

Some Zydeco for Memorial Day Weekend

Fri, 05/18/12
Authored by Father Ron
  Buckwheat Zydeco, Chris Ardoin and Geno Delafose headline the 26th Zydeco Extravaganza in Opelousas, May 27 at Evangeline Downs. The Extravaganza, started as the Cravins Brothers Zydeco and Info Show in 1986, claims to be the largest one-day Zydeco festival in the world. ... Read more

Bobby Rush interviewed at Jazz Fest 2012

Thu, 05/17/12

Guitar Lightnin' Lee interview at Jazz Fest 2012

Thu, 05/17/12

'OZone Email Newsletter for May, 2012

Thu, 05/17/12
In This Issue Patti Austin: Live at NOCCA A Great Night in Harlem Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Cajun-Zydeco & Creole Tomato Festivals Jazz Fest Highlights Piano Night Highlights In Memoriam: Frank Wills WWOZ on Facebook May Recipe: Rice ... Read more


Wed, 05/16/12
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program presents a sneak preview of the upcoming Essence Music Fest, as well as music by Big Sam and the Dynamites, Irvin Mayfield, Paul Sanchez and many others. We also take a walk through Longue Vue House and Gardens to see the flora and fauna of one of New Orlea... Read more

Herlin Riley Showcases New Orleans Piano at JALC

Tue, 05/15/12
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
On May 11th and 12th, drumming genius Herlin Riley led the way in presenting three of New Orleans' finest pianists in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  With musical director Herlin and bassist Reginald Veal graciously taking supporting roles to Ellis Marsalis, Henr... Read more

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