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Not your usual kind of Christmas show!!

Wed, 12/14/11
Authored by Raymond Kent
Tune in to WWOZ FM in New Orleans this Friday morning, December 16th from 6 to 9 a.m. Louisiana time for my holiday modern jazz show!  Amidst a handful of standard Christmas songs done in a creative, non-standard and very enjoyable way – will be songs of Peace on earth and ... Read more

Gina Forsyth Invites Us Into the Promised Land

Wed, 12/14/11
Authored by Ronald Clingenpeel
Most people who know of Gina Forsyth think about her playing fiddle behind some of the great Cajun and Zydeco musicians of south Louisiana. She has recorded with Bruce Daigrepont, Amanda Shaw, Nonc Allie Young and Mamou, so the expectations around her current CD would probably... Read more

Chateau Flamenco: Flamenco in 1960s New Orleans

Tue, 12/13/11
Authored by Briana Prevost
Sometime in the mid-to-late 1960s, there was one flamenco club in New Orleans, that the now-defunct New Orleans State-Item regarded as, “no better entertainment in New Orleans,” Chateau Flamenco. Located on Chartres Street, according to clippings, the venue featured three perf... Read more

"Ven Pa’ Ca’ – Flamenco in New Orleans"

Tue, 12/13/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program features an hour of Flamenco with music and interviews.  During the show, Teresa Romero Torkanowsky, who opened a Flamenco club in the French Quarter in the 1960s, visits us. To satisfy our appetite, we stop by Rio Mar restaurant for a sampling of cevich... Read more

A few "Soul Sister" playlists for you . . .

Mon, 12/12/11
Authored by Soul Sister
Hi, right on friends and soulful people. Over the years, updating my playlists here has not been one of my strong suits , though it is my main goal to inform all listeners about the music I'm playing so that you can enjoy it for yourself again and again.  Thanks to the new ... Read more

Music From The Other Port City

Sat, 12/10/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Like New Orleans; Seattle and Portland are geographically isolated port cities that have always created their own unique sound.  Unlike New Orleans, the primarily caucasian populations of Seattle to Portland, often tuned their ears to the largest closest city (Los Angeles) ... Read more

Jimmy the Kid Rides Into Town

Fri, 12/09/11
Jimbo Mathus is saddled up and ready to ride into town. He is heading toward the Quarters and the Blues Breakdown Show, with your hostess "The Problem Child". Jimbo Mathus was born and raised in Mississippi and learned the music as it was passed down through the generations... Read more

Crabmeat au Gratin

Thu, 12/08/11
Short of eating it straight out of the crab, we can't think of a better way to eat lump crabmeat... unless it involves a pound of cheese, a 1/2 cup of butter and baked in a casserole dish. A great dish to bring to a potluck dinner or to eat straight from the oven and not share... Read more

Steppin' Out The West Bank Way

Thu, 12/08/11
Authored by Christy
The West Bank Steppers came out on the streets of Algiers on Sunday December 4 for their 22nd annual second line.  HARAMBE was the theme of the parade, which means "Let's Pull together" in swahili.  The Lady Buck Jumpers made a special appearance, and The Small Souljers Bra... Read more

"A Tale of Two Museums"

Tue, 12/06/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This week, we visit the Contemporary Arts Center for live music with Tab Benoit’s Swampland Jam.  We also stop by the New Orleans Museum of Art as they celebrate their 100th birthday.  And finally, Eve Abrams stops by the studio to talk about “Preservation Hall at 50,” an e... Read more

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