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Big Plans for Big 7

Thu, 02/02/12
Authored by Christy
A space for kids to discover their talents and celebrate their own amazing culture: second lines, brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians and more - that's what the Original Big 7 Cultural Division provides. Take the Red Flame Hunters: the Big 7's own Mardi Gras Indian tribe, compo... Read more

A vintage DJ, a trombone player, live music, and Mardi Gras Indians!

Thu, 02/02/12
Authored by Raymond Kent
This Friday, February 3rd from 6 to 9 a.m. during the Friday Morning Set and at The Jazz Crossroads we observe the birthday of (and I play a request from) a man who was a WWOZ show host for 24 years! You also can hear music from some recent local music award winners, and tw... Read more


Tue, 01/31/12
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we enjoy the music of Kermit Ruffins, Glen David Andrews and Soul Rebels Brass Band. We also grab a burger, either grass-fed beef or vegetarian (take your pick) at Cowbell, a restaurant in the Riverbend section of New Orleans. And then we meet up wit... Read more

Shrimp with Cheese Grits

Mon, 01/30/12
An easy to eat dish that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, we recommend making yourself a large quantity and bringing it out in single servings to the parade route, the Krewe den (for your late-night craft making), or taking the entire dish to your next celebration. Read more

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

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

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

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

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