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'OZone Email Newsletter for February 2021

Tue, 02/09/21
  In the FEBRUARY 2021 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: Report to the Community for 2020 | Listen to Mardi Gras! | House Floats Galore! | Spring Membership Drive, March 4-12 | OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar | Volunteer Spotlight: Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee | Re... Read more

Interview: Joell Lee of Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls

Mon, 02/08/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Joell Lee of the Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls. They discuss the possibility of uniting different Baby Doll groups, the Baby Dolls' representation of strong womanhood, how they design their ou... Read more

Rhythm Room 02/05/21

Sat, 02/06/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Stormy Weather Bobby Ellis And The Revolutionaries 03:08 The Reggae Train: More Great Hits From The High No 2 Who Is He Andrea Vereen & The St. Marks Choir 04:26 Oh, Say Can You See 3 We The People Staple Singers 03:53 Be Altitude: Respect Yourself 4 You Can't Have Your Cak... Read more

Interview: Perfect Gentlemen president Travis Lyons

Sun, 01/31/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Perfect Gentlemen president Travis Lyons talks to Action Jackson about all the parades that were canceled because of Covid, how a youth center is reaching out to people during the pandemic, his efforts to help young artists record musi... Read more

Photos: Krewe of House Floats

Sun, 01/31/21
New Orleanians have risen to the occasion for this unusual Mardi Gras season. These are just a few of the contributions to the Krewe of House Floats and Krewe of Red Beans' "Hire a Mardi Gras artist" initiative. Read more

Rhythm Room01/29/21

Sat, 01/30/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Am I Asking Too Much? Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 04:03 What Have You Done, My Brother? 2 Stealin' in the Name of the Lord Paul Kelly 03:38 Dirt 3 Heart Of Gold Betty LaVette 02:22 Child Of The Seventies 4 Been So Long Derrick Harriott 02:42 Sings Jamaican Rock Steady... Read more

Video: Esther Rose 'How Many Times'

Tue, 01/26/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Esther Rose released a new video for her song 'How Many Times' today! Check it out below. Read more

King cake for all!

Tue, 01/26/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2021 Mardi Gras season is even more king cake-filled than usual. We've got you covered! Get one from your favorite New Orleans bakery, or try any of these recipes at home.   Here's variety of King Cake recipes: King Cake with cream cheese cinnamon filling King Cake C... Read more

Rhythm Room01/22/21

Sat, 01/23/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Tea Legs The Transatlantics 02:43 The Transatlantics 2 Hammerin' Hank 00:32 3 Brand New Day Esther Phillips 04:18 The Best of Esther Phillips (1962-1970) Disc 2 4 A Prayer Curtis Mayfield 04:06 Gospel 5 Nice Girl (Vocal Eddie Hinton) Eddie Hinton 02:39 Bandcestors 6 Sitting... Read more

City Park launches "Floats in the Oaks"

Fri, 01/22/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Mardi Gras is rolling along the best we can this year and New Orleans City Park, this morning, announced their contribution! "Floats in the Oaks," a fundraiser for the park, allows families to safely participate in a "parade type event" by viewing stationary floats while dr... Read more

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