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'OZone Email Newsletter for April 2024

Wed, 04/17/24
  In the APRIL 2024 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: WWOZ Piano Night Happens April 29 | Louisiana's Broadcaster of the Year: Beth Arroyo Utterback! | Listen: Jazz Fest Live Broadcast | Brass Pass Pickup | International Accordion Kings | Johnny Jackson Jr.... Read more

Recipe: Chocolate Crémeux Tart

Sun, 04/14/24
The difference between chocolate mousse and the filling of this crémeux (trans. creamy) tart is that the latter doesn't contain whipped egg whites or whipped cream, and so has a denser, less airy consistency. Which makes it an excellent filling for a tart shell. The crust ... Read more

Photos: French Quarter Fest 2024

Thu, 04/11/24
Just a few photo highlights from a wonderful French Quarter Fest 2024! Listen to WWOZ's live broadcast from French Quarter Fest 2024 now on the 2-week archive!  Special thanks to our volunteer photographers, MJ Mastrogiovanni, Louis Crispino, Kristen Derr, Michael White, D... Read more

2024 WWOZ Brass Pass pick up info

Wed, 04/10/24

Photos: Downtown Super Sunday 2024

Wed, 04/10/24
The Circle of Chiefs 12th Annual "Indian Cha WA" Downtown Super Sunday was held on April 7 and featured tribes from all over the city. The procession of intricate bead work, feathers and harmonious drumming and chants started at Orleans & Moss (Bayou St. John) and traveled ... Read more

George Jackson of The Orbits on the '50s R&B Show tonight

Tue, 04/09/24
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
Tune in to the '50s R&B Show tonight from 7-10pm CT to hear George Jackson, lead singer of The Orbits vocal group from Jackson, Mississippi, join host Neil Pellegrin in the studio! In the summer of 1957, George and his group traveled to Cosimo Matassa's studio in New Orlea... Read more

In Memoriam: Clarence "Frogman" Henry

Mon, 04/08/24
New Orleans R&B singer Clarence "Frogman" Henry has died at the age of 87. His famous voice of a croaking "lonely frog" propelled him to fame with the 1956 hit single 'Ain't Got No Home.' His chameleon-like vocal abilities lent themselves well to the song which he could be ... Read more

Johnny Jackson Jr. Gospel Is Alive! Celebration to be held April 29

Sun, 04/07/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Johnny Jackson Jr. Gospel Is Alive! Celebration presented by Peoples Health will be held on Monday, April 29, 2024 from 9:30am to 11:30am at the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Avenue. The concert is free and open t... Read more

In the streets: Super Sunday, Single Men, Chosen Few

Wed, 04/03/24

In Memoriam: John Sinclair

Tue, 04/02/24
Legendary counterculture figure John Sinclair died today at the age of 82. In addition to his many accomplishments listed elsewhere, he was a major fixture at WWOZ for many years. From his arrival in New Orleans in 1992 to his departure for Amsterdam in 2003, he was activ... Read more

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