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"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

Struggles in Haiti continue, as Jazz Fest prepares to host Haitian artists and musicians

Mon, 02/21/11
Authored by Bill Sasser
Journalist Bill Sasser reports on the current efforts of New Orleans-based Hope for Haitian Children and its director, Marie- Jose Poux a year after the earthquake. As Jazz Fest rolls around, New Orleanians with ties to Haiti bring aid to Haiti and work to promote Haitian cult... Read more

Glen David Andrews - live in studio

Sun, 02/20/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This song is hard to shake once you hear it. Just saying. Read more

Tune in Wednesday February 23 at 7:00 p.m.on Records From The Crypt Show as we celebrate the birthday of Bobby Charles

Fri, 02/18/11
Be sure to tune in Wednesday February 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Records from the Crypt Show as Billy Delle and the Boudin Man team up to Celebrate the birthday of Bobby Charles.We will be spinning the music of Bobby Charles as well as discussing the inner conductiv... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for February, 2011

Thu, 02/17/11
Dear Listener,"The Green Room is smoking and the Plaza burning down..."It's Carnival Time and 'OZ's definitely in the 'Zone. We're fixin' to debut our very own Mardi Gras float this year! Coming to a neighborhood near you, in some of the season's most festivious parades tha... Read more

"Mr. Mardi Gras"

Tue, 02/15/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s show, we hear from Matt Lemmler about his approach to musical arrangements, followed by the Pfister Sisters who bring music, humor, and harmony to new heights. And that’s not all, we also visit a local fresh foods market in Hollygrove and walk down memory lan... Read more

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