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"Crescent City Moon"

Fri, 05/14/10
Authored by George Ingmire
Rebroadcast of Show 29 Read more

darryl "dancing man 504 " young

Thu, 05/13/10
Authored by Lisa Barrios
Check out Darryl " dancing man 504 " Young this weekend @ the Broadmoor fest this Saturday, May 15, 4:30. He'll be @ the opening of the Wilson Charter School, located in Broadmoor. ( He'll also be starting early @ his house across the street from Wilson. Darryl teaches ki... Read more

What's new with the Marching Bands? by Zoe Sullivan

Thu, 05/13/10

In Memoriam: Brandon Franklin

Wed, 05/12/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Brandon Franklin, saxophonist with TBC Brass Band and assistant band director at O. Perry Walker High School, was murdered on May 9 at the age of 22. There will be a Peace Walk in his memory on Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Read more

A Wager for Rock'n'Roll: Enrique Bunbury

Wed, 05/12/10
Authored by Jorge Fuentes
Do you feel lucky, New Orleans? Well, do you? It is indeed your lucky day, because you just hit the musical jackpot straight from Spain: Enrique Bunbury will be in town soon. Who is Mr. Bunbury, you say? Ask the twenty thousand fans that went, along with me, to see him du... Read more

BP Oil Disaster Continues to Unfold

Mon, 05/10/10
A ruptured well continues to spew millions of gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, endangering wetlands and crippling the coast's fishing industry. Check out our online resources related to this catastrophe, as well as photos from the Gulf Aid benefit concert an... Read more

In Memoriam: Lena Horne

Sun, 05/09/10
Authored by Zachary Young
Lena Horne, a singer and actress who became one of the most popular entertainers of the last century, died May 9 at age 92. Horne’s musical career continued into the late ‘90s. One of her final recordings was a duet with Frank Sinatra on the song “Embraceable You.” Thousands a... Read more

Essentially Ellington!! The Winner's New Orleans Connection!!

Sun, 05/09/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Just arrived in New York and went straight to Jazz at Lincoln Center. The 15 finalist bands and winning community band were about to play at the prestigious 15th Annual ESSENTIALLY ELLINGTON High School Competition and Festival which got underway Saturday, May 8th at JALC's... Read more

Water & Steel

Fri, 05/07/10
Down here in the South we have some water problems. Too much water in Nashville. Too much oil in the water down here at the end of the world, where the land hit’s the water, then gives in. If the oil (spill) hits the marshes, kills the grass and everything that it sustains... Read more

Echoes of the Flood: Nashville

Thu, 05/06/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
WWOZ encourages listeners to help our waterlogged sister city of Nashville, TN. Musicians from that region including Kenny Chesney and Michelle Branch are still figuring out what they've lost, and the Grand Ole Opry is under several feet of water, destroying equipment, tapes a... Read more

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