Music

Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Marcia Ball Makes 'Em Dance

Credit Newber Machado / Flickr

Few piano players are as tall, glam and terrific as Marcia Ball. Born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and schooled in the dance halls and roadhouses of the Gulf South, Ball can't help but make you boogie woogie. That is, unless you wanna two-step. Or boogaloo. She does that too.

"If you can make 'em dance, money becomes a space problem."

Ball's songs are postcards of small town life in this region and the dilemmas that drive people to the choices they make.

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Jazz New Orleans
3:46 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

July 26, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Wycliffe Gordon

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Jazz New Orleans
3:38 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

July 19, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

Herbie Hancock - the Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week"
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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

From Punk To Funk With Jon Cleary

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This week, we bring you that funky gentleman from the Ninth Ward, Jon Cleary, who talks about his native England, his grandmother, the piano back home, his mum's songwriting chops, and a variety of other loves.

Cleary grew up listening to New Orleans soul, r&b and funk. And now, we listen to him.

As a mulit-instrumentalist and sideman, he's played with some of the best artists, including Earl King, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Snooks Eaglin, Ernie K-Doe and Walter "Wolfman" Washington. But Cleary is even better fronting his own band and digging into his own groove.

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Jazz New Orleans
9:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For June 7, 2013

Alvin "Red" Tyler

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Jazz New Orleans
5:47 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For May 31, 2013

The late, great Mulgrew Miller

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Jazz New Orleans
3:57 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For May 24, 2013

Larry Sieberth

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

The Food & Music Of Louisiana

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Food may be the most popular subject on the planet. In fact, scientists have long said that men and women think about food more often than almost anything else: more often than global warming or world peace, more than super heroes, more often, even, than sex.

We can't beat those odds, so this week on Music Inside Out we make a grocery list and dedicate the show to Louisiana songs about food.

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6:21 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Music Snapshots From New Orleans

Lead in text: 
Marco Werman, host of PRI's The World, was in New Orleans recently and he filed this report — an interview with Gwen Thompkins, host of WWNO's Music Inside Out, and Yegor Romantsov of local band Debauche.
I recently spent some time in New Orleans and I wanted to tell you about a few residents I met while in the Big Easy. Gwen Thompkins hosts the program " Music Inside Out " on station WWNO. She is the former East Africa correspondent for NPR.
Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
1:00 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Allen Toussaint Awarded The National Medal Of Arts

President Obama presents the National Medal of Arts to Allen Toussaint
Credit White House video

Allen Toussaint received the National Medal of Arts on July 10, 2013 in a ceremony at the White House. The medal is the United States government's highest award for artists and patrons of the arts.

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