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New Orleans Buries the Aint's

Tue, 02/23/10
The New Orleans Saints are no longer the "Aint's" after their stunning Superbowl victory. Fans, musicians and a few celebrities got together last weekend for a second line parade to bury the Aint's for good in traditional New Orleans style. Local photographer Jerry Moran share... Read more

Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams on Wednesday Night 10 to 12 Kitchen Sink Show

Mon, 02/22/10
Join us Wednesday February 24 at 10:00 p.m. as Andre Williams drops in to chew the fat with David Kunian, Double A and A.J. Andre has been really busy with three new albums in the pipeline and he just released his debut work of fiction, a short-story and poetry collection ... Read more

1949 In Louisiana Music

Mon, 02/22/10
Authored by Tom Morgan
Join Tom Morgan on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show from 11 am to 2 pm for 1949 in Louisiana music. The show will continue its look at the music of New Orleans and Louisiana on a year by year basis. Tomorrow's show will feature the first recordings of Professor Longhair, ... Read more

Ray Moore to Visit the Studio

Mon, 02/22/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Ray Moore will be visiting Jazz from the Market a little after 5 p.m. this Thursday before going on to Snug Harbor for his 8 and 10 p.m. shows with the group Brasilliance! Ray Moore is perhaps best-known as a lead alto saxophonist and woodwind doubler, having worked with s... Read more

Captain Mackey's Excellent Adventure

Mon, 02/22/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
So, what's in a name? Especially a band name. Well, here's the thing - sometimes they confuse, and sometimes they defy explanation, but sometimes they convey something very real about the band itself. Captain Mackey's Goatskin and String Band - try saying that three times ... Read more

"Body & Soul"

Sat, 02/20/10
Authored by George Ingmire
We return from our Mardi Gras break to some music by saxophonist Rebecca Barry and drummer/vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, recorded live by WWOZ at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro in New Orleans. Later in the program, Andy Antippas - owner of Barrister's Gallery of ethnographic and ... Read more

Day After Mardi Gras

Thu, 02/18/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
I heard her scream for help and ran around the corner dragging my dogs.  Javier from Starlight on the Park rushed to aid her and as he began to chase the robber she said, "Don't chase him.  He has a gun and he already pointed it at you."  (Javier is a very brave soul - he r... Read more

The Greatest Mardi Gras Ever

Thu, 02/18/10
It began with the New Orleans Saints winning their first Superbowl to thundering chants of "Who Dat?!" Then they were honored with a Saints Appreciation Parade, while Brees & Co. were featured in several other parades. And guess which were the two most popular colors at Mardi ... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for February, 2010

Wed, 02/17/10
Dear Listener, The otherworldly Superbowl XLIV alone was a good enough time to last New Orleans all the way through 2010 — we should just start working right now on feeling half that good in 2011. And that live broadcast on ‘OZ two weeks ago from the Grammy Museum had us... Read more

Happy Birthday, Irma!

Mon, 02/15/10
Authored by George Ingmire
On the heels of a new mayor sans foot in mouth disease, a Superbowl win lifting the Aints curse, and Mardi Gras with some new suits and old friends, I figured it’s time to celebrate something else, something special. Irma Thomas’ birthday! Born on February 18, the Sweet Qu... Read more

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