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'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

Mardi Gras is the Will of Landrieu

Thu, 02/11/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Mind Meld of Radio and Television  While dumpster diving in the trash cana of Americana, I ran across a prescient Star Trek episode that captures this weekend's New Orleans.  Forty years ago, The Return of the Archons, featured a society lead by a guy named Landru that cele... Read more

"Rebroadcast of Show 27"

Thu, 02/11/10
Authored by George Ingmire

Roasted Eggplant and Oysters

Tue, 02/09/10
In Louisiana, fresh oysters are available all year ‘round, though they tend to be even more popular in the winter. This month’s recipe for roasted eggplant and oysters comes from Chef Joe Heacook, the Culinary Department Head at Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles. Read more

Billy Delle's Golden Reel Award-Winning 1995 Mardi Gras Special Airs Wed, Feb 10, 9:00 P.M.

Mon, 02/08/10
Tune in Wednesday Feburary 10th at 9:00 p.m. as we will rebroadcast Billy Delle's 1995 Mardi Gras Special, produced by 'OZ general manager David Freedman. Take off your shoes and throw them in the corner for this "house party" hosted by the Kunta Kinte of New Orleans street... Read more

Wynton Marsalis On What We Are Really Celebrating

Mon, 02/08/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
The Spirit of New Orleans February 7, 2010 - Articles Down on the Bayou where the mighty Mississippi kisses Lake Pontchartrain and spills into the Gulf of Mexico. There sits that jewel of the Southland. What the French lost to the British who gave it to the Spanish who lost... Read more

Longue Vue Gardens

Mon, 02/08/10
Authored by Julia Botero
Native plants are the focus of a course being taught at Longue Vue Gardens. Read more

Tailgating with the original underdog

Sat, 02/06/10
Authored by Your Cousin Dimitri
On Superbowl Sunday, we are tailgating with the original underdog, the world's most under-rated blues singer, the Mayor of MacDougal Street: Dave Van Ronk. This week marks the 8th anniversary of his passing and, like every year, we remember Dave with two hours of his music... Read more

Preservation Hall's Ben Jaffe On The Kitchen Sink 10-12 Show Wed Feb 10

Thu, 02/04/10
Tune in Wednesday night February 10th at 10:00 p.m. as Ben Jaffe will be in the Studio spinning songs off the upcoming release as well as playing the original recording of the songs and I'm sure he'll have plenty of stories about producing this project! Read more

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