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Radio Tribute to George Brumat of Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

Tue, 07/17/07
Authored by George Ingmire
George Brumat, owner of Snug Harbor, a jazz bistro in the Faubourg Marigny, passed away on July 7th, 2007, at the age of 63. He opened Snug Harbor in 1983, well before Frenchman Street (where the club is located) was the music oasis it is today. His dedication to the cont... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for July, 2007

Sun, 07/15/07
Dear Guardian of the Groove, Summertime and the living is easy. I hope this 'OZone finds you creating a memorable Summer of 2007 and letting WWOZ provide the soundtrack. Things are busy at the station, in spite of the rising temperatures and humidity! Included in this ... Read more

The Fate of Internet Radio

Tue, 06/26/07
The Copyright Royalty Board Controversy SUBJECT: Response to the March 2nd CRB Determination of Streaming Rates BY: David Freedman, General Manager, WWOZ-FM, New Orleans, LA June, 2007 On March 2, 2007, the Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress issued a dete... Read more

The Commute

Thu, 06/21/07
Authored by Eve Abrams
Robert Snow, of the New Orleans Jazz Vipers, and Marcus Hubbard and Lamar LaBlanc of The Soul Rebels, all commute to New Orleans in order to work. And they're not alone. For many, many New Orleans musicians, a long drive is now a regular part of the post-Katrina work w... Read more

Fruit Vendor

Tue, 06/12/07
Authored by Eve Troeh
New Orleans' only door-to-door produce vendor, "Okra," is an important part of the fabric of several neighborhoods. We take a ride along in his truck. Read more

The Backyard Ballroom

Thu, 06/07/07
Authored by David Weinberg
The Backyard Ballroom was built from a corrugated metal roof shack in the Ninth Ward. Local artists came together to create a new venue for theatrical performances in the neighborhood. They also wrote an entirely original play with a live local band playing an original scor... Read more

New Orleans Recovery: Willie Mae's Scotch House and Dooky Chase

Wed, 06/06/07
Street Talk soldier David Kunian talks to restaurant legend Leah Chase of Dooky Chase, internationally reknown culinary activist Poppy Tooker, and Kerry Seaton, proprietor of Willie Mae's Scotch House (home of the Food Network's proclamation: "Best Fried Chicken in the Worl... Read more

Sweet Home New Orleans

Thu, 05/31/07
Authored by David Weinberg
Sweet Home New Orleans (SHNO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the music and cultural community within the neighborhoods of New Orleans by helping our tradition bearers secure stable, affordable housing. SHNO is a collaboration of service providers th... Read more

Julie's Year of Teaching

Wed, 05/23/07
Authored by Eve Abrams
In this Street Talk, Eve Abrams talks with veteran teacher Julie Wedding about her first year back in New Orleans since the storm. For Julie, talking about being a teacher — in large part — means talking about her students. Read more

Remembering Alvin Batiste

Tue, 05/22/07
Authored by Jason Songe
Father, Son and Students Honor the Memory of Alvin Batiste "Mr. Bat was a model musician. Every day we'd see him before class, always shedding, always practicing. He embodied the spirit of the ideal musician because even at the age he was, he was always trying to get bette... Read more

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