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WWOZ's New General Manager: Beth Arroyo Utterback

Fri, 05/12/17
WWOZ welcomes our new General Manager: Beth Arroyo Utterback, former Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer at WYES-TV (PBS) in New Orleans. Here's the text of the official press release: WWOZ ANNOUNCES HIRING OF PUBLIC MEDIA POWERHOUSE AS GENERAL MANAGER NE... Read more

Locals at Essence Fest 2016

Tue, 06/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Essence Fest is nearly upon New Orleans again, this year happening Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3. Essence brings some of the top names in R&B, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and more to the Crescent City each July as the nation's premiere contemporary African American mus... Read more

Trumpet Black & the Heart Attacks 'Living The Good Life'

Tue, 06/14/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
This new video from the Heart Attacks pays respect to the late Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill and his life, music, and work in Treme. It was produced with support from WWOZ and the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC). Check out the sneak peek into our studio with DJ Nita K... Read more

Video: Congo Square Drum Circle

Fri, 06/10/16
Authored by David Stafford
There have been drum circles in Congo Square for centuries, a deeply meaningful tradition that carries on to this day. On June 5, 2016, today's Congo Square drum circle regulars were joined by a group of Nigerians who were celebrating the ordination of the first Nigerian pr... Read more

Voodoo announces 2016 lineup

Tue, 06/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2016 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience will be taking place, as always, Halloween weekend in New Orleans. This year, it's October 28-30. 2016 marks the 18th annual Voodoo Festival and they're bringing out some big names, including Tool, Arcade Fire and The Weeknd. Also per... Read more

Cole Williams Band, "Little Me"

Tue, 05/31/16
Authored by David Stafford
The Cole Williams Band performs 'Little Me' live at WWOZ on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Cole is an enthusiastic supporter of WWOZ who also volunteers with the station. She and her band showed their support as one of the many New Orleans artists who performed for our spring ple... Read more

Slidell Blues & Jazz Fest 5/28

Tue, 05/24/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Slidell Jazz & Blues Festival returns this Saturday, May 28, with a lineup that includes Amanda Shaw, Michael "Soulman" Baptiste & the Real Soul Band, Big Al & the Heavyweights, New Suit Band, Swingaroux Big Band, Don Thanars & Third Coast, Greg Barnhill, Ronnie Kole, a... Read more

WWOZ Stream Maintenance

Mon, 05/23/16
Authored by David Stafford
Starting today, May 23 at 8pm CDT, WWOZ streams will be off line for about an hour.We are conducting testing aimed at improving the quality of our streaming service. Read more

Tank and the Bangas, "The Bradys"

Tue, 05/24/16
Authored by David Stafford
Tank and the Bangas do "The Bradys", recorded live by WWOZ Video at Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans on January 23, 2016 following Krewe du Vieux. TANK AND THE BANGAS - The Brady's from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. Read more

New music spotlight: The Spirit of Fi-Yi-Yi & the Mandingo Warriors

Tue, 05/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
At a time of emotional crisis, the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi visited Victor Harris to lift his heart and offer him direction. After 18 years “running flag” with the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indians, he departed the gang led by the highly respected Chief Allison 'Tootie' Montan... Read more

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