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interview
7:00 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio

WWNO's Farrar Hudkins talks with New Orleans Friends of Music Board President Margaret Shields about Monday night's concert by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Piano Trio.

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Food
4:20 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Roux the Day at Gumbo Fest

Gumbo variations will be on display in Congo Square.
Ian McNulty

With a new venue in Congo Square, a young festival showcases the very long roots of gumbo in New Orleans culinary history.

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Jazz
3:31 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Diana Krall: Old-Time Music, Rooted In Nostalgia

Diana Krall's latest album is titled Glad Rag Doll.
Mark Seliger Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 7:13 pm

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Professor Longhair's Legacy

This year, the name that our musical guests have most consistently mentioned is Professor Longhair. It began, well, at the beginning. Longhair, whose friends call him Fess, figured into the very first answer from the very first guest on the very first Music Inside Out.  

Since then, others have conjured his name when describing the best of New Orleans music. As it turns out, Longhair — who died in 1980 — remains a guiding spirit to musicians and music lovers everywhere. So as a matter of duty and privilege, we're spreading the joy. 

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Music Reviews
11:34 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Samuel Yirga Ushers In A Golden Age Of Ethiopian Music

Samuel Yirga plays Ethiopian standards with a voracious talent that helps him savor each musical flavor.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri November 9, 2012 11:09 am

Ethiopia enjoys a rich tradition of enticing music, filled with asymmetric rhythms set to a haunting, five-note scale and sly double-entendre lyrics in the Amharic language. It's a shame that, for Western listeners, a full, clear picture of Ethiopian music has been elusive.

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A Blog Supreme
8:53 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Late Returns From Election Night

Left to right: Tarus Mateen, Jason Moran, Donvonte McCoy, Nasheet Waits and Marshall Keys perform at the Kennedy Center's Election Night Jam.
Margot Schulman Courtesy of the Kennedy Center

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 9:56 pm

An Election Party With A Soundtrack

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Interview
2:00 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Vance Woolf and Symphonic Brass

Vance Woolf.
LPOMusic.com

Vance Woolf, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Trumpet, talks with WWNO's Farrar Hudkins about this week's "Symphonic Brass" concerts.

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A Blog Supreme
5:24 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

'Treme,' Ep. 27: Fat Tuesday 2008

Aaron Neville performs with The Neville Brothers in Treme.
Paul Schiraldi HBO

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 4:26 pm

The three seasons of Treme have all found their way to Mardi Gras; appropriately, the day is always depicted with all the spectacle, vice and musical mayhem you might expect. Josh Jackson of WBGO returns to break down the many musical scenes in this year's go-round.


Patrick Jarenwattananon: So many flashes of live music this episode. Let's start at the beginning. Did you recognize the band where Lieut. Colson and his fellow officer are talking, and there are (clothed) women on poles in the French Quarter?

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All Songs Considered
4:51 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Win Or Lose: Your Election Night Theme Song

Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 12:13 pm

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Arts & Culture
4:24 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Clarinetist Dr. Michael White Leads New Orleans Jazz Into 21st Century

An interview with Dr. Michael White.

Dr. Michael White and his Original Liberty Jazz Band play authentic New Orleans traditional jazz as well as any ensemble on the planet. Their combination of deep knowledge of the tradition, top-notch musicianship, spontaneity, contemporary relevance and passion makes for an exhilarating listening experience — whether live or recorded.

Witness Michael White's latest CD,  "Adventures in New Orleans Jazz: Part 2" — which hit the jazz radio charts right out of the box this summer and eventually garnered airplay on over 100 stations. WWNO's Fred Kasten has more...

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