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Street Talk: The Studio at Colton

Mon, 04/20/09
Authored by David Weinberg
A group of artists are transforming a vacant middle school on St. Claude into studio and performance space for artists. Ceramics classes, puppet making, screen printing, comic book arts, video production, radio, upholstry and dance are just some of the classes offered. Ther... Read more

Marcus Roberts Visits the Studio

Fri, 04/17/09
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Marcus Roberts took time from his teaching young musicians at UNO and performing at The Sandbar (Wednesday, April 15th) and Snug Harbor (Thursday, April 16th), to stop by WWOZ and talk about his new CD "New Orleans Meets Harlam, Volume 1". This generous genius was incredib... Read more


Thu, 04/16/09
The Boudin Man will be reporting again from the 8th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival being held in Manchester, Tennessee on June 11 through 14. Bonnaroo brings together some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of artists in complementary styles... Read more

Ray Brown Jr., Jesse McBride, and Cliff Hines guest on Jazz from the Market 4-20-09

Thu, 04/16/09
Authored by Charles Burchell
Vocalist, composer, and arranger Ray Brown, jr. joins Charlie B by telephone from Los Angeles to talk about the special benefit concert taking place at Generations Hall, Saturday, April 25th. The star studded event, "Friends and Family Celebrate Ella's Birthday," is sponsor... Read more

Jazz Fest Magic Moment from Dennis "Big D" Schaibly

Thu, 04/16/09
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Casa Samba: Brazilian Carnival in New Orleans

Tue, 04/14/09
Authored by Eve Abrams
Casa Samba provides a home for Brazilian music and culture in New Orleans through classes and performances that capture the spirit of Carnival in Brazil. This week's Street Talk explores the connection between Brazilian Carnival and New Orleans' Mardi Gras, as well as their Af... Read more

April 'OZone Contest: Jazz Fest, Then & Now

Mon, 04/13/09
Contest: Jazz Fest, Then & Now New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival logo The 40th annual Jazz & Heritage Festival has one of the best lineups we’ve seen in years. E-mail us a complete list of this year’s performers who also played at the very first Fest — along with your... Read more

Save Professor Longhair's House

Sun, 04/12/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Professor "Fess" Longhair remains one of the most recognizable piano talents to come out of Louisiana, often called the Father of New Orleans R&B. His funky, rumba-based piano style and unique singing voice livened up nightclubs and festivals spanning four decades until his... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for April, 2009

Sun, 04/12/09
Festival Season Starts Now! A note from Programming Director Dwayne Breashears: Can you feel it? That low rumble and electric tingle heralds the approach of the 40th annual Jazz Fest, which is only a week away. Here in the Crescent City, the buzz is building fast and fur... Read more

Crawfish Pasta

Sat, 04/11/09
We’re now in the height of Louisiana’s crawfish season (mid-March to mid-May), so now’s the perfect time for a delectable dish like crawfish pasta. Can’t get crawfish? Substitute shrimp, oysters, or lump crabmeat. Read more

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