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Legendary New Orleans arranger, Wardell Quezergue, dies

Wed, 09/07/11
Authored by Maryse Dejean
Known for his arrangements for musicians like Dr. John, the Dixie Cups, Professor Longhair and more, Wardell Quezergue died Tuesday morning of congestive heart failure. Read Volunteer Coordinator Maryse Dejean's reminiscences of Wardell at WWOZ. Click through for information a... Read more

"Guitar Tricks"

Tue, 09/06/11
Authored by George Ingmire
Carnival is not the only time when New Orleans embraces its trickster spirit. And revelry for us appears in many forms, not just with a drink in hand. With that said, today’s program spends some time exploring the trickster spirit: in the once again legalized Absinthe, with... Read more

Storm Worn and Born to Rock! The Drive-by Truckers Tonight!

Sat, 09/03/11
...Lee approaching Atchafalaya Bay...heavy rains...strong gusty winds...and possible tornadoes lashing southeastern Louisiana... It's Saturday morning and New Orleans is under Tropical Storm Warning. Big Whoop. A little storm isn't going to stop The Drive-By Truckers from pl... Read more

Low-Down and Funky

Fri, 09/02/11
Authored by Carrie Hadler
Gary Clark, Jr. is a name you will soon be hearing a lot more of.  With a style that mixes the grittiness of The Black Keys and showmanship of Lenny Kravitz, Clark is part of the rocking "new blues" family that was first popularized by The White Stripes in the early 2000s. ... Read more

"For True"

Tue, 08/30/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This week program features the music of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, followed by groove of Big Sam’s Funky Nation. At our Culinary Crossroad, we sample a seafood bouillabaisse featuring a citrus vinaigrette and prepare for the New Orleans Seafood Festival, taking pla... Read more

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

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