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Video: Bob Dylan 83rd Birthday Tribute at Broadside

Fri, 07/19/24
Dylan's 83rd birthday was May 24, 2024 and WWOZ video streamed live from the Bob Dylan tribute at the Broadside to celebrate! Now, for a little background... In early 1989, Dylan recorded his album "Oh Mercy" in New Orleans with producer Daniel Lanois -- and he became a WW... Read more

Video: Tom Dent Lecture Series - An Evening with Freddi Evans, Kalamu ya Salaam, and Jeroen Dewulf

Fri, 07/19/24

Murf;s Show recap 07.15.24

Mon, 07/15/24
 Hello music lovers, Recapping my show today. I am still reeling from my show last week (which I did not recap). Probably, because I was still reeling.  I had the unique opportunity to interview the legendary Fred Wesley with the legendary Donald Harrison Jr.  Both were ap... Read more

In the Sweet Spot

Sun, 07/14/24
--Written by Melissa Milton   It’s a big, broad tent that WWOZ show host Cole Williams pitches every Tuesday from 11 am to 2 pm on the New Orleans Music Show. She welcomes all humanitarians, as she call us, to join her in exploring the city’s many musical traditions, and ... Read more

Murf's show recap 7.01.24

Mon, 07/01/24
Hello Party People,  Today was a fun show.  I had three interviews, one each hour, and I built my show around the interviews.  When I got pretty serious into my show some fifteen years ago, I mostly played CD's and used the station's database.  I had lost my record collect... Read more

Satchmo SummerFest happens August 3-4

Thu, 06/27/24
Temperatures are (way) up in New Orleans and that means that Satchmo SummerFest is only a few weeks away! The festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong returns to the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 20... Read more

WWOZ receives ten Excellence in Journalism Award nominations from the Press Club of New Orleans

Tue, 06/25/24
We are proud to share that WWOZ has been honored with a record-breaking ten nominations in nine categories by the Press Club of New Orleans for Excellence in Journalism! The nominations were announced at the Press Club's annual meeting tonight. Each category below received... Read more

Murf's Show Recap 6.24.24

Mon, 06/24/24
Hello everyone, How is everyone feeling?  I am grateful you were listening today or at all.  This week was a bit of  learning curve for me.  I have been using iTunes for storing and playing the digital music I have.  Apple wants its customers to switch to Apple music subsc... Read more

Tipitina's "Free Friday" series for Summer 2024

Wed, 06/12/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tipitina's is back with their Free Fridays summer concert series! Doors are open to everyone 21+ at this weekly Friday event, happening May 24 through August 30. Doors are 8pm; show at 9pm. Here's the schedule: May 24: Soul Brass Band w/Le Trainiump May 31: Flow Tribe w/M... Read more

Video: Cyril Neville's tribute to the Wild Tchoupitoulas

Wed, 06/12/24
Earlier this year, Cyril Neville produced a tribute concert to honor the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indian tribe by his uncle Big Chief Jolly (George Landry) in 1974 — and the eponymous Wild Tchoupitoulas album recorded in 1976. Ou... Read more

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