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2008 Big Easy Awards

Sat, 04/12/08
The Monday before the beginning of Jazz Fest will showcase another longtime New Orleans music tradition, the Big Easy Awards and the announcement and awarding of the WWOZ Guardians of the Groove. The Award Ceremony, presented by Harrah’s New Orleans Casino & Hotel and Gam... Read more


Thu, 04/03/08
Authored by David Weinberg
R.U.B.A.R.B is an acronym that stands for Rusted Up Beyond All Recognition Bikes. Dozens of flood-damaged bikes were collected after the storm. At R.U.B.A.R.B, volunteers teach kids the basics of bicycle mechanics, and kids can participate in the "earn a bike" program. Read more

NOCCA's Creative Writers

Wed, 04/02/08
Authored by Eve Abrams
What happens when you take young folks who are passionate about language, and give them the time, space and resources to write and read? Come find out. Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m., NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) will have a student reading featuring the departm... Read more

Jazz Fest 2008 with WWOZ!

Sun, 03/23/08
April 25-27 and May 1-4, 2008 The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is probably the greatest music festival on this planet. WWOZ brings you live broadcasts of 32 acts over seven days. Check out the WWOZ Jazz Fest Live Blog for seven days of amazing fun with hundred ... Read more

Elysian Fields Spinach and Artichoke Casserole

Sun, 03/23/08
If you like the recipe, then check out Louisiana Cookin' magazine. Subscribe with the promotion code wwoz2010, and they'll donate $5 to WWOZ. Serves 6 - 8 Preheat oven to 350° F 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 1 medium chopped onion 2 cloves minced garlic 2 10-ounce packages fr... Read more

Crawfish Étouffée

Sat, 03/22/08
If you like the recipe, then check out Louisiana Cookin' magazine. Subscribe with the promotion code wwoz2010, and they'll donate $5 to WWOZ. Serves four. Ingredients: 1 cup butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 onions, minced 1 green bell pepper, diced 3 cloves garli... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2008

Sat, 03/15/08
Dear Listener, What a year it has been so far. In January, WWOZ won an Offbeat magazine “Best of the Beat Award” for favorite radio station in the New Orleans area. Next came our Spring Membership Drive at the beginning of March, where we heard from over two thousand folks... Read more

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Award

Wed, 02/27/08
Authored by Marie Lovejoy
When KIPP McDonough 15 started their new school year one year after Katrina, music teacher Kelvin Harrison had no instruments with which to teach. After he displays a little ingenuity and a lot of dedication, help comes from the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation . . . and they... Read more

Mardi Gras Indians

Fri, 02/15/08
Authored by Tom Morgan
A short history of the Mardi Gras Indians music and remembrances of the Wild Magnolia's first recordings with Willie Tee and John Sinclair's 30 years of observing the tribe. Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for February, 2008

Fri, 02/15/08
A Valentine From WWOZ We thought about what WWOZ would be like without our wonderful listeners and supporters. You are the reason we get out of bed to come into the studio on cold and rainy mornings. You are the ones we think about when we sit down at Jazz Fest to inter... Read more

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