Loretta Harrison, founder and owner of Loretta's Authentic Pralines, talks
about being a food vendor at Jazz Fest for over 40 years and how deeply the
festival has impacted her life. This feature is part of WWOZ's Jazz Fest at
50 Flashback series.
It's Carnival time in New Orleans and our video team hit the streets to
capture the celebration at the Bywater Bakery's King Cake Kickoff, the
Perfect Gentlemen Second Line Parade, Joan of Arc parade, and Vaughan's. See
it all below. Happy Carnival!
The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced a new music documentary series
titled Seeing Music, which celebrates New Orleans’ hometown heroes by
showcasing films by and about New Orleans musicians. Three
screenings on February 5th, March 14th, and April 11th will be held ...
The Louisiana Endowment for Humanities announced today that A Man And His
Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story will be the recipient of the Louisiana
Endowment for the Humanities Award For Documentary Film for 2019. The film
was directed, shot, and edited by San Francisco filmmak...
Tuesday, December 4 was a very special day at WWOZ-- our 38th birthday! We
hope you enjoyed the day of wild programming. We welcomed more than 30
musicians into our studio (the small one!) to perform a song each for the
audience. It was a great day full of songs, greetings,...
Our video team was back in the streets (or, more accurately, the square, this
time) to talk to the musicians who make their living outdoors in the French
Quarter. This time, we talk with Buku Broux.
Check out the new video from Michot's Melody Makers for 'La lune est
croche,' off their debut album Blood Moon. Lots to come for this group that
features members of Lost Bayou Ramblers, including an album release party at
Saturn Bar on Saturday, November 24.
Happy birthday, Bobby Rush! The king of the chitlin' circuit is 85 years old
today, and as good as ever. Here's his performance of 'Ain't She Fine,'
captured by WWOZ at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest in 2014.
It's an important election this Tuesday, November 6, and 5th Ward Weebie's
got a message for you-- use your vote! Voter turnout for Louisiana elections
has been in decline for more than 3 decades, with last year's election
getting less than 13% voter turnout. Get to the pol...