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Missing from Wednesday - I'm at IBC in Memphis

Sun, 01/29/12
Authored by Big D
I have been missing for two weeks and will be out for one more week. The last two I had work that kept me away from the city on Wednesday. This week while I will be working during the day I will be on Beale Street each evening for The International Blues Challenge. IBC is t... Read more

Rebirth Wins a Grammy!

Thu, 01/26/12
At this year’s 54th Grammy awards, there were a slew of Louisiana musicians nominated in several different categories. Only one band took home the win (yay, Rebirth!) but you can still join us in congratulating all the nominees here! Read more

Dr John wins 2013 Grammy

Thu, 01/26/12
WWOZ gives a shout out to Dr. John, whose Locked Down, a collaboration with Dan Auerbach of the The Black Keys, won the 2013 Grammy for Best Blues album. Read more

Paul Robeson In Songs and Spirit

Wed, 01/25/12
Authored by Sally Young
Susan Robeson, granddaughter of the late, great Paul Robeson will be in WWOZ's studio Thursday morning to talk about her grandfather's life and music, & honoring his legacy through the Paul Robeson Foundation. Tune in to the Traditional Jazz Show Thursday 9- 11 AM New Orlean... Read more

New Orleans writers and artists wanted

Wed, 01/25/12
Authored by Mark LaMaire
New Orleanians are invited to enter short works and artwork for New Orleans by New Orleans, an upcoming collection of stories and art inspired by New Orleans and the people who live there. “We seek amazing stories of the Crescent City from people who know it best – what is ... Read more

"The Iguanas: Late at Night"

Tue, 01/24/12
Authored by George Ingmire
We enjoy a full hour of the Iguanas, a band that brings together New Orleans Rock-n-Roll, Tex-Mex and Latin vibes. The recording took place at the Rock and Bowl and was a homecoming for a band that has played regular gigs there for over twenty years. This is the first time ... Read more

Tonight's show

Sat, 01/21/12
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
The Cackle   Eight seconds in 1958.  Guitar Slim's scratchy guitar intro of the song, The Cackle; "echoing, ching, ching, ching, ching, ching, Cheeeeeng!"  Chicken scratch guitar.  Not the first musician to imitate a chicken but you can hear this Guitar Slim riff in so many... Read more

Blaze Foley documentary w/Gurf Morlix at Chickie Wah Wah on Saturday

Thu, 01/19/12
Authored by Carrie Booher
The feature-length music documentary "Duct Tape Messiah" comes to Chickie Wah Wah on Saturday, January 21, 2012. The film captures the life of legendary Texan crooner Blaze Foley, who died homeless and with no official albums released. Since his murder in 1989, Foley's mu... Read more

WWOZ Gets the Axe (and the Screwdriver)...

Wed, 01/18/12
We're still living in boxes, but the engineers and contractors are hard at work connecting, hammering and gluing the station back together! Cheer them on as they keep making the magic happen and check out some of the photos below as we continue to see changes in the upcoming w... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for January, 2012

Wed, 01/18/12
In This Issue Live Broadcast: Johnny Sansone Flashback: 2011 Getting in the Mardi Gras Groove Insight New Orleans Jazz Fest Vintage Tees Show Host Profile: Jim Hobbs February Volunteer of the Month Juju Jozwiak J... Read more

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