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Interview: Westbank Steppers president Pal Alexander

Wed, 01/20/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Westbank Steppers president Henry "Pal" Alexander talks to Action Jackson about their charity work, how the club was established, why it's important to have a second line on the West Bank, and more. Hear it all in the player below! Read more

Announcing Jazz Festing In Place 2021

Tue, 01/19/21

Jazz Fest 2021 rescheduled to October 8-17

Tue, 01/19/21

Rhythm Room01/15/21

Sat, 01/16/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Crackle Ska The Higher Notes 03:13 Double Salute 2 Love Is All Buck D.D. Black 03:09 Mississippi Bluze Mass 3 Victory! Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions 04:20 2020 - The Gospel Sessions Vol. 4 4 Out In The Country David Ruffin 03:36 David - Unreleased LP & More 5 Play Me... Read more

From Our GM: Report to the Community

Thu, 01/14/21
To all Guardians of the Groove, From WWOZ General Manager Beth Arroyo Utterback  I am proud to share with you WWOZ's brand new Report to the Community for 2020. It's hard to believe that our beloved station accomplished so much during these incredibly challenging and str... Read more

French Quarter Festival announces 2021 dates: Sep. 30-Oct. 3

Thu, 01/14/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
This morning, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (FQFI), the nonprofit organization that produces French Quarter Fest, announces their dates for the 2021 festival. The event will take place September 30-October 3, 2021. In 2022, French Quarter Fest will return to its traditiona... Read more

Interview: Fred Johnson of Black Men of Labor

Tue, 01/12/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Fred Johnson of the Black Men of Labor talks to Action Jackson about a program that helps first-time homebuyers, why the club's parade is now in October instead of Labor Day Weekend, putting parade preparations on hold amid the pandemi... Read more

Today's New Orleans Music Show Murf Reeves - Corey Ledet 1.11.21

Mon, 01/11/21
  How is it going? I hope you were listening today and were curious about Corey Ledet and it led you here.  I had such a good time listening to Corey talk about his projects and discoveries.  The enthusiasism and excitement, especially about the connection to the traditi... Read more

Recipe: Grapefruit, Arugula, and Avocado Salad

Mon, 01/11/21
Gulf coast citrus is in season and it's excellent!  In this recipe we use beautiful pink grapefruit in a salad with avocado, arugula, and romaine, but you could use any raw greens you like: watercress, spinach, bitter greens (escarole, endive, frisee), etc. The dressing is... Read more

Danny Barker Week at WWOZ

Sun, 01/10/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Welcome to Danny Barker Week on WWOZ! Each morning this week, 9-11am CT, our trad jazz show hosts will be paying tribute to the great jazz guitarist, singer, banjo player, and a composer. This year, we've partnered with the Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival to share thei... Read more

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