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38th annual "Holidays New Orleans Style" is on

Thu, 11/17/22
The 38th annual "Holidays New Orleans Style" is happening now through Twelfth Night, January 6, 2023, when Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc parades through the French Quarter! Presented by French Quarter Festivals, Inc., this season's events include free concerts, réveillon dinners, c... Read more

2023 Louisiana-based Grammy Award nominees

Tue, 11/15/22
Congratulations to all of the 2023 Grammy Award nominees, especially those from Louisiana and the Gulf Coast!  Things Happen That Way the posthumous, final studio album by Dr. John, who died in 2019, is nominated as Best Americana Album. Tank & the Bangas' latest album, Re... Read more

Video: Kristin Diable at WWOZ

Wed, 11/02/22
Kristin Diable joined host Murf Reeves on the New Orleans Music Show on Monday, October 31 to play some music and talk about her upcoming gig at the Ozone Songwriter Festival in Mandeville this weekend! Details at Read more

All Saints Day on WWOZ

Tue, 11/01/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
Today is All Saints Day (November 1). Some people call it the Feast of All Saints, Le Toussaint, or the Day of the Dead. The origins are religious and there are a lot of different cultural traditions associated with All Saints, especially in New Orleans. But in all of them,... Read more

SpookySzn Picks For This Weekend

Sat, 10/29/22
Authored by Slangston Hughes
Outside of Salem, not too many US cities do Halloween right. Over the last several years, New Orleans has quickly said "hold my beer" with inventive costumes, DJ parties and music events, packed concerts and crowded streets that tend to rival the decadent atmosphere of Mard... Read more

Photos: Black Men of Labor 2022

Fri, 10/28/22
This year, the Black Men of Labor (BMOL) decided to substitute their annual parade for a global ecumenical service, an event driven by BMOL's ongoing efforts to recognize the past and appreciate the importance of paying it forward. BMOL President Fred Johnson wrote that ".... Read more

Video: Leyla McCalla's Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 10/25/22
New Orleans' Leyla McCalla is the latest Tiny Desk Concert for NPR! Check it out below. Read more

Video: Dr. John and Davell Crawford 'Jock-A-Mo'

Mon, 10/24/22
Today, Petaluma Records released Dr. John and Davell Crawford's video for 'Jock-A-Mo' from one of Dr. John's last studio sessions. The clip is taken from Take Me To The River: New Orleans, a new album and feature documentary film feature new recordings from The Neville Brot... Read more

Photos: Festivals Acadiens et Créoles 2022

Sun, 10/23/22
Here are a few highlights from the 2022 Festivals Acadiens et Créoles, held in Lafayette October 14-16! Special thanks to our volunteer photographer, Michele Goldfarb, for sharing these. Read more

Rhythm Room 10/21/22

Sat, 10/22/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Boiling Pot The Winston Brothers 03:12 Colemine & Karma Chief Starter Pack 2 My God Has A Telephone The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NY (Aaron Frazer) 02:56 Colemine & Karma Chief Starter Pack 3 Ancestors Miko Marks & The Resurrectors 04:31 Our Country 4 If It's Really Got To B... Read more

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