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Where did you sell your soul?

Thu, 03/10/11
Authored by Big D
This may be a SMALL thing, but seem to have a life of its' own. One of the twenty-nine songs of Robert Johnson is "Crossroad". By the passage of time and ear-to-mouth transfer of the title it has become crossroads by the addition of the s on the end. Let's set the record st... Read more

Saxophone Quartets

Wed, 03/09/11
Authored by Zach
Tune in tonight at midnight for a special program devoted to the saxophone quartet. This ensemble usually consists of one B♭ soprano, one E♭ alto, one B♭ tenor and one E♭ baritone. Featured artists will include the Adelphi, Stockholm, Windmill, Eugene Rousseau, Netherlands,... Read more

"French Quarter Fest 2011"

Tue, 03/08/11
Authored by George Ingmire
The fun is not over folks! Now that Carnival is behind us, we’re kicking into full gear with New Orleans' intense springtime festival season. This week’s show previews the 2011 French Quarter Festival and a handful of the musicians playing at some of the 18 stages over the ... Read more

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

Fri, 03/04/11
Courtesy of Chef Paul Prudhomme, here is one of the dishes that put Louisiana, Creole and Cajun cooking on the map back at the 1984 Worlds Fair in New Orleans. Featured in an article on the popularity and history of Louisiana foodways, this dish is a standard in the repetoi... Read more

Luke Winslow-King live on Wednesday's New Orleans Music Show

Tue, 03/01/11
Authored by George Ingmire
Tune in this Wednesday from 12 noon to 1pm for some live music and interviews, featuring Luke Winslow-King. Luke Winslow-King Bio Luke Winslow-King at the Secret Garden, pt 2 from hoovesontheturf (sarahana) on Vimeo. Read more

"Food, Food, and More Food"

Tue, 03/01/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This week, to get our Carnival appetites going, we are airing an encore presentation of "Food, Food, and More Food!" We highlight the amazing cuisine of the Crescent City all while enjoying music about food, too. So, bring open ears and an appetite! Our dishes include Holly... Read more

Alski Did Bacchus Island Style

Mon, 02/28/11
Authored by David Stafford
If you were out at Bacchus this weekend, then you got to see the WWOZ Professor Longhair float which was featuring music characteristic of Caribbean Carnival, thanks to 'OZ DJ Allan "Alski" Laskey, host of WWOZ's "The Rhythm Room". Read more

Grand Marshal Action Jackson Gears Up for Oshun Parade

Fri, 02/25/11
Authored by Jennifer Odell
WWOZ met up with Action Jackson, a local DJ and community activist, at his "coming out party" to see how he was preparing to be Grand Marshal for this year's Oshun parade. Find out more about this local music icon who does so much to support New Orleans second line and Mardi ... Read more

9th Ward Marching Band radio documentary

Wed, 02/23/11
Authored by George Ingmire
What started out as a simple exercise in recording a marching band rehearsal has evolved into a 12-minute radio documentary. Tune into the New Orleans Music Show, March 23rd (today, as I write) for some history and a sneak preview of what's in store when the 9th Ward March... Read more

"Big Chief"

Wed, 02/23/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s show, we meet up with the 9th Ward Marching Band, as they get ready for Carnival. Along the Culinary Crossroads, we enjoy a Carnival tradition--King Cake! We visit Cake Café and their new twist on an old tradition: green apple and goat cheese King Cake. As pa... Read more

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