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Congo Square Rhythms Festival 2012

Thu, 03/01/12
On March 24 and 25, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the fifth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. The festival showcases the influences from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America that combined in the Crescent City to make New Orleans a melting... Read more

"Lenten Season"

Tue, 02/28/12
Authored by George Ingmire
Whether you’re doing the Mississippi Slow Drag or the New Orleans Shuffle, you’re in the right place. During this program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920s, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer, and then continue on into the 30s and 40s where they grew into more... Read more

Louisiana Music Factory Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Mon, 02/27/12
Authored by Sally Young
Louisiana Music Factory celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday, February 25th. The record store that has become a destination for music lovers from New Orleans and around the world hosted six hours of in-store performances to a full house of fans. Kermit Ruffins kicked... Read more

A Night Of Soulful Sound Fundraiser Event

Thu, 02/23/12
Authored by Mark LaMaire
St. Anna’s Episcopal Church Presents A Night of Soulful Sound Saturday, February 25th 7pm St Anna’s Episcopal Church 1313 Esplanade Ave New Orleans The Promised Land Players Uplifting Spirituals from the African-American Folk Tradition The Tremé Chorus Gospel standards... Read more

"Magnetic Ear: A Curry in 4 Acts"

Wed, 02/22/12
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 traditional jazz, other times it’s BBQ and the blues.  On this week’s program, it’s curry and the Pocket Brass of Magnetic Ear, an ensemble headed b... Read more

Alex McMurray - My New Orleans

Mon, 02/20/12

Your Mardi Gras Play Lists!

Fri, 02/17/12
WWOZ & Insight New Orleans wanted to know what your favorite Mardi Gras songs and soundtracks were that get you pumped for Fat Tuesday, and, here they are! Read more

Forsyth’s Promised Land reaches top of Folk Music Play Lists

Wed, 02/15/12
Authored by Ronald Clingenpeel
Gina Forsyth’s album, Promised Land, released locally in December and nationally in February has been hitting the top of the charts.  A notable achievement, the title song from the CD reached #1 on the Folk DJ list for January and the CD ended the m... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for February, 2012

Tue, 02/14/12
In This Issue Mardi Gras Brass-A-Holics Live Broadcast The Rebirth Brass Band Wins Their First Grammy Volunteer of the Month: Maite Vail Call for Phone Bank Volunteers Rounding the Renovations Corner February Recipe: Shri... Read more

"Rob Wagner: Live at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro"

Tue, 02/14/12
Authored by George Ingmire
One often hears the phrase: “New Orleans: the birthplace of jazz” and there’s a plenty of reasons that support that.  What sometimes gets lost in all of it is the ongoing jazz scene in the city, from brass ensembles to more progressive forms. Today’s program is a peek into ... Read more

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