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"Body & Soul"

Sat, 02/20/10
Authored by George Ingmire
We return from our Mardi Gras break to some music by saxophonist Rebecca Barry and drummer/vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, recorded live by WWOZ at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro in New Orleans. Later in the program, Andy Antippas - owner of Barrister's Gallery of ethnographic and ... Read more

Day After Mardi Gras

Thu, 02/18/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
I heard her scream for help and ran around the corner dragging my dogs.  Javier from Starlight on the Park rushed to aid her and as he began to chase the robber she said, "Don't chase him.  He has a gun and he already pointed it at you."  (Javier is a very brave soul - he r... Read more

The Greatest Mardi Gras Ever

Thu, 02/18/10
It began with the New Orleans Saints winning their first Superbowl to thundering chants of "Who Dat?!" Then they were honored with a Saints Appreciation Parade, while Brees & Co. were featured in several other parades. And guess which were the two most popular colors at Mardi ... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for February, 2010

Wed, 02/17/10
Dear Listener, The otherworldly Superbowl XLIV alone was a good enough time to last New Orleans all the way through 2010 — we should just start working right now on feeling half that good in 2011. And that live broadcast on ‘OZ two weeks ago from the Grammy Museum had us... Read more

Happy Birthday, Irma!

Mon, 02/15/10
Authored by George Ingmire
On the heels of a new mayor sans foot in mouth disease, a Superbowl win lifting the Aints curse, and Mardi Gras with some new suits and old friends, I figured it’s time to celebrate something else, something special. Irma Thomas’ birthday! Born on February 18, the Sweet Qu... Read more

Mardi Gras is the Will of Landrieu

Thu, 02/11/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Mind Meld of Radio and Television  While dumpster diving in the trash cana of Americana, I ran across a prescient Star Trek episode that captures this weekend's New Orleans.  Forty years ago, The Return of the Archons, featured a society lead by a guy named Landru that cele... Read more

"Rebroadcast of Show 27"

Thu, 02/11/10
Authored by George Ingmire

Roasted Eggplant and Oysters

Tue, 02/09/10
In Louisiana, fresh oysters are available all year ‘round, though they tend to be even more popular in the winter. This month’s recipe for roasted eggplant and oysters comes from Chef Joe Heacook, the Culinary Department Head at Sowela Technical Community College in Lake Charles. Read more

Billy Delle's Golden Reel Award-Winning 1995 Mardi Gras Special Airs Wed, Feb 10, 9:00 P.M.

Mon, 02/08/10
Tune in Wednesday Feburary 10th at 9:00 p.m. as we will rebroadcast Billy Delle's 1995 Mardi Gras Special, produced by 'OZ general manager David Freedman. Take off your shoes and throw them in the corner for this "house party" hosted by the Kunta Kinte of New Orleans street... Read more

Wynton Marsalis On What We Are Really Celebrating

Mon, 02/08/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
The Spirit of New Orleans February 7, 2010 - Articles Down on the Bayou where the mighty Mississippi kisses Lake Pontchartrain and spills into the Gulf of Mexico. There sits that jewel of the Southland. What the French lost to the British who gave it to the Spanish who lost... Read more

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