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My fave 30 jazz discs of this decade, 2000-2009

Wed, 11/11/09
Authored by T.R. Johnson
So, off the top of my head, in alphabetical order, here are the 30 jazz discs that I have dug the most from this decade which is now drawing to a close... Alegria by Wayne Shorter Amarosa by Rosa Passos Avatar by Gonzalo Rubalcaba Beautiful Existence by Joe Morris Back East... Read more

Danny Barker Centennial Radio Project

Tue, 11/10/09
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight in its rawest first mix form, the Danny Barker Centennial Radio Project goes on over the airwaves: 10 PM to Midnight on David Kunian's Kitchen Sink show 5 parts - 8 to 12 minutes each - featuring Barker's biography, the Fairview Baptist Church Band, his writing, hi... Read more

Roberto Carcasses In New Orleans

Sun, 11/08/09
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Something magical: Changes take place in my neighborhood in small increments these days. We wake to another house starting repairs or to another being finished --- and still a few lay dormant. The kudzu and politicians ruin one thing after another, and without a glance, ... Read more

Truth Universal Guest D.J. on Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 Show Wednesday night November 11 at 10:00 p.m.

Sun, 11/08/09
Tune in Wednesday night November 11th for our special guest D.J. Truth Universal. We have been wanting to get him on the show for a long time so you are not wanting to miss it as Truth will be in during the 11:00 hour performing live. Truth Universal performs at 508 Maison... Read more

"Po-Boy Fiesta"

Fri, 11/06/09
Authored by George Ingmire
We preview the upcoming Po-Boy Preservation Festival in the Oak Street Corridor of New Orleans. Celebrating its third year, the festival features food from 40 vendors this year, along with an Artist's Village and two stages. We also feature one of the bands playing at the f... Read more

Behind the Scenes at Voodoo with Jukebox Jack

Tue, 11/03/09
Authored by Jennifer R. Leslie
I'm sitting with 'OZ show host Jukebox Jack just before the live broadcast of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The WWOZ broadcast truck is to the left and behind us is the WWOZ/SoCo stage under golden-hour sun and near-perfect weather. An ideal closing Sunday for Voodoo. ... Read more

Chatting with Andrew Duhon

Tue, 11/03/09
Authored by Jennifer R. Leslie
Singer-songwriter Andrew Duhon was sitting in the WWOZ hospitality tent updating his Twitter account, and I chatted him up about his time at Voodoo before he was golfcarted away to the LOA lounge for a VIP performance. What's your experience been, being a musician from New ... Read more

New Orleans played a very large role in the making of an independent animated film

Mon, 11/02/09
Authored by Big D
New Orleans played a very large role in the making of an independent animated film Out of Our Minds Animation Studio is thrilled to announce that "The Magistical" is an official screening selection to be shown at as part of The Big Easy International Film Festival. Wantin... Read more

Gogol Bordello Packs 'Em In

Sun, 11/01/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Wandering as near to the PlayStation/Billboard Stage as I could, I caught the gypsy-punk superband Gogol Bordello. Although I had to watch mostly from the giant screen above the stage, I could hear the band's thumping presence easily from right in front of the sound tent. T... Read more

Bingo! Does Voodoo

Sat, 10/31/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
I managed to catch an act I've been waiting to see for some time now, the New Orleans Bingo! Show, over at the Bingo! Parlour (a small circus tent). I got more than I expected... Aside from some particularly ghoulish zombie costumes, ringleader Clint Maegden and his cohorts... Read more

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