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'OZone Email Newsletter for July, 2013

Tue, 07/16/13
In This Issue Satchmo SummerFest Happens August 2-4 Block Party: Get Mango Freeze at Rouses Starting August 3 Benefit for Deborah Cotton, July 26 "Cuttin' Class" with Roots of Music, July 26 Now Driving the Groove: Car Donations ... Read more

Interview: Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) Talks New Orleans

Mon, 07/15/13
Recently, Yasiin Bey (the former Mos Def), stopped by WWOZ's studio for a chat with Maryse Dejean and Don Paul. In a wide-ranging interview, Bey talked about what New Orleans and his music have meant to him, his work with Mannie Fresh, Lauryn Hill's recent work, and much, much... Read more

2013 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Sun, 07/14/13
Authored by David Stafford
The schedule is out for the 2013 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, which will take place October 18-20, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation. WWOZ will broadcast much of the event live from Lafayette Square. Read more

Soul Stu In Exile: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Sat, 07/13/13
Authored by Stuart Raper
       If there actually is a Heaven, and if I ever make it there once I march on, if I don’t hear the Preservation Hall Jazz Band playing (in any incarnation from ’61 til present) then I’ll know I must be in the wrong place. Long before I was ever even thought of being bor... Read more

Theresa Andersson's 'Street Parade' Mini-Documentary

Fri, 07/12/13
Authored by David Stafford
Check out this fascinating, short (12+ minutes) documentary about Theresa Andersson's performance aboard a giant puppet bird in the 2012 Muses Parade. Read more

Sound Clash Round 8

Thu, 07/11/13
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join Brice Nice and Alski this Friday night for another edition of Sound Clash, a friendly musical duel. As usual the only rule is staying in the groove. Read more

Countdown To Lionel Ferbos' 102nd Birthday

Wed, 07/10/13
Authored by Sally Young
Lionel Ferbos' birthday is on July 17, one week from today. This year he will be 102! Still leading The Louisiana Shakers most Saturday nights at Palm Court Jazz Cafe, he is New Orleans' oldest active musician. He has played every JazzFest and is still a fixture at major mu... Read more

Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp

Wed, 07/10/13
Students from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp on Cuttin' Class. Read more

New Orleans All The Way Live: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Wed, 07/10/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program is a dedicated to a full hour of the Royal Southern Brotherhood, recorded live at French Quarter Fest 2012. The rock 'n' roll collective is headed by Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, and Mike Zito. Together they fuse elements of New Orleans funk rhythms, sou... Read more

A True WWOZ Legend Takes A Bow

Tue, 07/09/13
Authored by Stuart Raper
Jivin' Gene, the DJ not the singer... I've heard him announce himself in such humble fashion many times, in his smooth, down home New Orleans accent. What followed after was always some of the best Rhythm and Blues of the 1950's that have ever been played on these airwaves,... Read more

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