History

Louis Armstrong

Tue, 08/03/10
In honor of his anniversary, India Brown gives us a quick primer on Pops' career. Read more

Longue Vue Gardens

Mon, 02/08/10
Authored by Julia Botero
Native plants are the focus of a course being taught at Longue Vue Gardens. Read more

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest: Oct. 17-18

Mon, 09/14/09
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival this weekend, when the N.O. Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents its third annual celebration of the blues. Legendary bluesman Honeyboy Edwards is one of the many top performers from southern Louisia... 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

Street Talk: A Long Time Coming

Sun, 01/18/09
Authored by Eve Abrams
Matt Suarez is a New Orleanian who has lived through many changes. As a young man, he felt the sting of racial prejudice and the infuriation of discrimination. As a result, he spent many years working for equality in the Civil Rights Movement — often putting his own life at ri... Read more

Street Talk: Under the Influence of Danny Barker

Sun, 01/11/09
Authored by Eve Abrams
Born on January 13, 1909, this torch bearer of New Orleans music was a jazz banjoist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and ukelele player. Listen to a tribute to Danny Barker in this week's Street Talk by Eve Abrams. Read more

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest: Oct. 18 - 19

Tue, 10/14/08
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival this weekend, when the N.O. Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents its third annual celebration of the blues. Legendary bluesman Honeyboy Edwards is one of the many top performers from southern Louisia... Read more

The Johnny Adams Story

Thu, 10/09/08
Mrs. Judy Adams, widow of the late, great Johnny Adams, will sign copies of her brand-new book, a loving memoir of her life with of one of the finest singers of the 20th century. The signing will take place at the Louisiana Music Factory's retail tent at the Crescent City Blue... Read more

"We were locked in and then the water started rising . . ."

Thu, 08/28/08
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Arrested for public drunkeness then locked into a cell as the water was rising, Terry resigned himself to an ignoble death: "I felt like a rat in a cage that was tossed into the water . . ." Read more

Three Jews Walk Into a Church

Mon, 06/16/08
Authored by Eve Abrams
The section of Dryades Street in Central City now known as Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard is a part of New Orleans saturated with history. Step into the past and glimpse the future of this street which is more than a street. Read more

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