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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:32 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Jeremy Davenport on Music Inside Out

Jeremy Davenport.

When jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport got off the road to take a lengthy engagement at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New Orleans, he said no one seemed more surprised than his former boss — Harry Connick Jr. Davenport had traveled the world in Connick's band, which was and remains, hot stuff.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
10:53 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Striking a Chord with Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint headlines this week's Music Inside Out.

Allen Toussaint says he'd rather let his piano do the talking. Lucky for us.

Toussaint's fingers have done the talking on song after song for more than 50 years, defining the modern-day New Orleans sound. He's written, produced and arranged chart-topping hits for scores of artists. And lately, Toussaint has been performing his catalog more often around the world.

This week, Allen Toussaint has plenty to say to Music Inside Out. Check out his major chords. And the minor ones too.

Music Playlist

Classified
James Booker

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Music Interviews
5:37 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

A Few Questions For One Direction

Formed in 2010, One Direction are one of the biggest pop acts in the world. Left to right: Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik.
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Sun December 9, 2012 2:33 pm

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Inside the Arts
9:47 am
Thu December 13, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life

Today on Inside the Arts, we travel back in time to the 1940s for a live radio drama of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life. The fourth annual production by the NOLA Voice Talent Foundation features the Crescent City Sound Chorus.

One performance only, Saturday, Dec. 15, at Deutsches House, 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Metairie. Doors open at 6 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.

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The Sound of Books
11:44 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

An interview with the author.

Today on The Sound of Books with Fred Kasten, the new book from New Orleans photojournalist and jazz historian John McCusker — Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz.

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Classical Music
7:02 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Video: Watch Tonight's Philippe Entremont Concert Live

French maestro Phillipe Entremont joins the Loyola Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto tonight, and you can watch live right here on WWNO.org.

Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
3:25 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

"Irma's Sound" on Music Inside Out

Irma Thomas.
Credit Rick Olivier

 

More than six billion people live on the planet, and yet relatively few human voices are recognizable to the naked ear.

Irma Thomas has one of those voices.

For more than 50 years, Thomas has written, recorded and lent her voice to some of the most precious songs that Louisiana has ever produced. Now music lovers all over the world know the contralto that she calls, "Irma's sound." This week, Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins makes way for the Queen of New Orleans Soul.

Keep it down, y'all. Miss Irma is speaking.

 

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Inside the Arts
9:44 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Pianist Philippe Entremont Returns to New Orleans

Famed French pianist and conductor Philippe Entremont will perform Beethoven's celebrated Triple Concerto with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at the concert. 

Philippe Entremont performs and conducts Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Friday December 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Hall on Loyola's main campus.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

John Boutté: Tailor-Made Music

John Boutté at the 2008 Voodoo Music Experience festival.
Credit Jason Saul / WWNO

When John Boutté commits to a song, he tailors it like a suit from Savile Row, breaking down the lyrics then building them back up again to say exactly what he means. If a Paul Simon song conjures the image of early Americans sailing to the New World on the Mayflower ship, Boutté will sing the same song and mention early Americans who sailed on the slave ship Amistad. If Dave Bartholemew writes that the grass looks greener somewhere else, Boutté will sing that the grass is greener right here at home.

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Talkin' Jazz
4:29 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

"Talkin' Jazz" With Great New Orleans Trumpeter And Vocalist Gregg Stafford

An interview with trumpeter and vocalist Gregg Stafford.

Gregg Stafford is one of the Crescent City's most talented, deeply-rooted and musically-committed trumpeters and vocalists — the kind of performer whose rich mix of passion, expertise, energy and sense of humor always makes for good listening and happy audiences.

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