Mardi Gras Indians

Backstreet Cultural Museum - "The Hawk"

Mon, 01/18/10
Authored by David Weinberg

Jazz Fest 2009

Wed, 05/13/09
Jazz Fest 2009 was the 40th Anniversary of Jazz Fest. WWOZ broadcast over 32 acts during the seven days of the fest. Read WWOZ blog posts from during the fest. Big Thank You's go out to all our volunteer krewes and partners. Check out highlights from Jazz Fest 2009: Food ... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2009

Sun, 03/15/09
Thanks for a Great Spring Pledge Party! A special note from our Membership Director, Crystal Gross: We fell a bit short of our goal, but more than 1,700 members called or went online to pledge their support, and I personally want to thank you for doing your part to help '... Read more

Snooks Eaglin, 1936-2009

Wed, 02/18/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
After a long illness, Snooks Eaglin passed on Wednesday, February 18. For over five decades, Snooks dazzled audiences with his unique guitar style and vast repertoire. Please join WWOZ in remembering this profoundly influential New Orleans musician. Read more

Mardi Gras Photo Contest

Sat, 02/07/09
Mardi Gras in New Orleans provides one of the best opportunies on earth to get great photographs. If you think you have the best Mardi Gras photo ever, enter it into our Mardi Gras photo contest, and you just may win a free pair of fine high-fidelity earphones. So from no... Read more

Fall Membership Drive — Day 8

Wed, 10/15/08
See what's going on at the station during the Fall Membership Drive. Here is our daily coverage from Monday, October 13, including photos of Donald Harrison, Jr. and Rick Trolsen with Gringo do Choro. Read more

Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series: October 10 - 11, 2008

Thu, 10/09/08
You're invited to attend a seminar on jazz culture presented by Dillard University and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation's Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series. The seminar is part of a month-long celebration of Congo Square presented by the New Orleans... Read more

WWOZ Remembers Larry Panna

Wed, 08/27/08
Authored by Tom Morgan
A look back on Larry "Guy" Panna, one of the greatest drummers to ever come out of New Orleans. Panna is probably best known as a member of Willie Tee's New Orleans Project, the band that put the funk behind the first two recordings of the Wild Magnolias. Though he s... Read more

Big Queen Barbara Sparks Passes

Thu, 07/24/08
Barbara Sparks, born Barbara Joiner on November 11th, 1943, died peacefully after a lengthy illness. Ms. Sparks was well known in the Mardi Gras Indian community and was inducted in the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame in 1999. Read more

History of the Creole Wild West

Tue, 05/20/08
The History of the Creole Wild West "as told by themselves," is only part of an evening that will feature a performance by the oldest Mardi Gras Indian tribe, followed by a panel discussion with members that will be moderated by Dr. Bruce Raeburn of the Hogan Jazz Archive a... Read more

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