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Knocking Facebook

Sat, 08/27/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Knock Knock Joke   Another midnight to 3am shift of entertaining Saturday night drunk drivers.  Tonight's musical features include the swamp sound extending from Louisiana to Houston with songs from Excello and Duke / Peacock labels.  We'll also give our recent Wild Jimmy S... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for August, 2011

Thu, 08/25/11
Dear Listener, In an interesting change of pace I’ve been asked to share a few thoughts to warm you up to the latest OZone. Here goes.   In the thirteen plus years that I’ve been with WWOZ I’ve seen the station grow in ways that I never imagined possible. Once upon a time we... Read more

Takin' it to the Streets Highlights 2010-2011

Wed, 08/24/11
Check out photo galleries of highlights from the 2010-2011 Second Line season. Read more

The Healing Center

Wed, 08/24/11
Authored by Carrie Hadler
From an old furniture warehouse on the corner of St. Roch and St. Claude to a modern building housing hollistic business and services, The Healing Center opens in the Bywater this weekend.  It contains an arts performance space and a food co-op, among others, and Carrie Ha... Read more

"Ponderosa Stomp 2011"

Tue, 08/23/11
Authored by George Ingmire
  “Ponderosa Stomp 2011” features a dip and stroll into some New Orleans incredible Rock and Roll history, with highlights of the Creole String Beans, a musical act that keeps it real with everything from King Floyd to Chuck Berry tunes. We close the show with an interview ... Read more

The Voice that stopped my heart - Dax Riggs in New Orleans

Sun, 08/21/11
  False prophets, or rather, critics label Dax Riggs with words like “dark”, “morbid”, “goth” but maybe they are confused by his album titles such as “We Sing of Only Blood or Love” or song titles such as “I Hear Satan“.   I see him more as an angel crying out of the the da... Read more

The Twist And Shout

Fri, 08/19/11
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
In the 1980s, the audience for Louisiana music was a mere handful of hipsters fans.  Music collector types.  Louisiana music wasn't on radio or commercials or movie sound tracks.  There was no "Treme."  The local musicians we take for granted today were barely gigging in to... Read more

"Magnetic Ear: A Curry in Four Acts"

Tue, 08/16/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On any given night in New Orleans, you’re likely to find a place with live music and free food. Sometimes it’s red beans and trad jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues. On this week’s program, it’s curry and the pocket brass band music of Magnetic Ear, an ensemble headed... Read more

Remembering Katrina: Six Years After the Storm

Mon, 08/15/11
WWOZ looks forward as we commemorate the sixth anniversary of Katrina. We've compiled Katrina-related community events, along with a feature report by our community partner The Lens and audio documentaries by show host George Ingmire that pay homage to New Orleans cultural fig... Read more

Respects for Coach

Thu, 08/11/11
Authored by Christy
Coach, a prominent figure in the Mardi Gras Indian community, passed away on Friday, August 5th. Collins Anthony "Coach" Lewis was a member of several Mardi Gras Indian gangs, including the FiYiYi and Mandingo Warriors.  He also volunteered with the BackStreet Museum.  Coac... Read more

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