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As Cool As the Other Side of the Pillow: 'OZ on Ice

Tue, 06/18/13
Authored by David Stafford
  We recently received the photo above and the note of explanation below, and it's a pleasure to share both. If nothing else, it's a great counterpoint to another sweaty day in New Orleans.  Here I am on Father's Day in Juneau, Alaska my home. This photo was taken by my ... Read more

"Boogie at Midnight "

Tue, 06/18/13
Authored by George Ingmire
  This week's show explores the connection between 1950's Rock and Roll and it's influence on today's local musicians. We take you down in the far side of the Bywater neighborhood, to a windowless bar known as BJ's Lounge where on Monday nights, you can find King James and ... Read more

Sun Ra Solstice Show 2013 style!

Mon, 06/17/13
Authored by David Kunian
OK, we're all busy people as we rocket through time and space on this rock that we call Earth, so I'll make this quick:   Tuesday night 6/18/13 10 PM CST on 90.7 FM:   The annual Sun Ra Solstice show!  At least 2 hours of nothing but Sun Ra and the Cosmo Arkestra, the Space ... Read more

It's all about the MUSIC bike ride! Joins with NOLA Social Ride, Bike Easy and Tipitina's to kick off the Foundation Free fridays Music Series!

Mon, 06/17/13
Authored by Ol' Man River
Bikes, Good Music, Good People, Drinks and Fun!!!! Join us!!! Friday in kicking it off......   In addition to Old Man River's weekly bike ride, It's all about the MUSIC bike ride! which starts at Congo Square in Armstrong Park every Tuesday at 6pm I will be leading a Friday ni... Read more

Burn K-Doe, Burn!

Mon, 06/17/13
Authored by David Stafford
Gone but never forgotten! In the clip below, listen to the late, great Ernie K-Doe on WWOZ, some time in the mid-to-late 1980s. In addition to comparing himself to other DJs, K-Doe explains the importance of talking to radio stations: "Talkin' makes a radio station.... You m... Read more

WWOZ's Music Education Forum

Fri, 06/14/13
Authored by David Stafford
On June 13, WWOZ sponsored a community forum on music education. The forum addressed a number of questions: What's working with music education today in New Orleans? What's not? How can we help pass New Orleans music onto the next generation? Read more

Summer Festivals & Fun - Updated

Thu, 06/13/13
Authored by David Stafford
So far this summer, we've celebrated Oysters, Creole Tomatoes, and Cajun & Zydeco music, and that's just in the French Quarter. It may be steamy-n-sticky, but the music just gets better as the temperature increases, so check out some of the exciting music festivals and other d... Read more

New Orleans All The Way Live: Wednesdays On The Point

Wed, 06/12/13
Authored by George Ingmire
In this week's episode we celebrate the summertime and getting out there to see some live music. Featuring performances from a collection of local artists including Theresa Andersson, Treme Brass Band, Susan Cowsill, The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker and Big Sam, Irvin... Read more

Sync Up Redux

Tue, 06/11/13
Authored by David Stafford
The sixth annual Sync Up Conference (a forum for entertainment industry leaders that covers music, film and digital media) took place during Jazz Fest at NOMA. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has made the entire conference available on its YouTube Channel. Sync Up, ... Read more

Music Repression

Mon, 06/10/13
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Music You "Choose" to Hear (In Numbers) Music's migration from mechanical media (vinyl and tape) to electronic media such as (insert fifty-page list here), allows us to more accurately count the enormous number of music offerings available versus the dinky number that we ac... Read more

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