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WGNO News With a Twist takes you inside the culture and traditions of music in New Orleans.

WGNO News With a Twist takes you inside the culture and traditions of music in New Orleans.
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WGNO News With a Twist takes you inside the culture and traditions of music in New Orleans.

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English

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Episodes

Remembering Dr. John

6/21/2019
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From his instantly recognizable voice to his virtuosic musical ability, Dr. John was one of the best musicians to ever come out of New Orleans. When Malcolm John Rebennack passed away at the age of 77 on June 6, 2019, fans of New Orleans music mourned the loss of a true original. His unique talent propelled Dr. John to the heights of the music industry, into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, and helped him land six Grammy awards during his six decade career. But, to many people back home in...

Duration:00:25:46

Jazz Fest 50: Giants of the Fest

5/2/2019
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For the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, we’re profiling five Giants of the Fest who have played Jazz Fest every single year. Our very own LBJ sat down with the amazingly gifted Germaine Bazzle, the legendary piano man Ronnie Kole, bass master George French, the unstoppable drummer Johnny Vidacovich, and multi-instrumentalist Renaissance man James Rivers. Tune in and let LBJ guide you through the years as he shines a spotlight on these Giants of the Fest and...

Duration:00:22:10

50 Years of Jazz Fest

4/18/2019
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We're talking to George Wein, Quint Davis, and Irma Thomas about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which celebrates 50 years in 2019. From the earliest days of the fest, when George Wein ran into trouble getting the festival he wanted to create off the ground to the story of a young Quint Davis talking his way into his dream job, we cover a lot of the first half-century of Jazz Fest. WGNO News With a Twist will take you behind the scenes to look at the impact of this amazing and...

Duration:00:17:43