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  • St. Tammany investigators identify missing woman's body; ex-husband turns himself in

    St. Tammany investigators identify missing woman's body; ex-husband turns himself in
    5/8/2012 UPDATE: St. Tammany Parish officials confirmed Tuesday that the body found Sunday night is that of missing woman Nicole Jefferson. Her ex-husband, Calvin Jefferson, is a suspect in her death. Calvin turned himself in Tuesday afternoon to the...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Coda for OASIS center ukulele player

    Ukulele player Bill Tapia, who was a regular participant in the OASIS Senior Center's ukulele club, died Friday in his Westminster home. He was 103 and died peacefully in his sleep, his website states. "With a career that spanned over 90 years, he was...
  • Pampy Barre's link to Armstrong International finally cut

    Pampy Barre's link to Armstrong International finally cut
    If you've ever wondered why the food at Louis Armstrong is terrible and lacks choices, look no further than Stan "Pampy" Barre. It was great news to hear that the city of New Orleans can finally free itself from the airport concession contract held by...
  • Local Recording Engineer finally honored

    Local Recording Engineer finally honored
    The New Orleanian who help give the world "Rhythm and Blues" will be enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Recording Engineer Cosmo Matassa is among ten new members. Matassa was the sound engineer for great artists like Fats Domino, Dave...
  • Friday, December 16, 2011

    5:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.   Bill Leff in for  Jonathon Brandmeier  5:35 a.m.  Join Bill Leff (in for Jonathon Brandmeier) as he broadcasts from Booby's in Niles as part of the Hometown Voices Tour.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Mike McConnell     10:05 a.m.  Remember...
  • December 2011 Program Guide

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 MANNING UP Has the feminist transformation of western society reduced men to a state of perpetual adolescence? YES says Kay Hymowitz, author of "Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys." NO says Marj Halperin of...
  • It's painfully obvious New Orleans has no plan for the future of Louis Armstrong International Airport

    It's painfully obvious New Orleans has no plan for the future of Louis Armstrong International Airport
    In the last two years alone, there have been no less than 3 plans floated for the airport in Kenner.  One that was formally announced basically abandoned the entire east side of the airport for air travel.  Concourses A and B would essentially cease to...
  • 30 Years Later: Pam Am Flight 759 Crashes Into A Kenner Neighborhood

    30 Years Later: Pam Am Flight 759 Crashes Into A Kenner Neighborhood
    30 years ago today Pan Am flight 759 crashed seconds after taking off from what's now Louis Armstrong Airport in Kenner. The plane plummeted to the ground killing everyone on board, eight on the ground, and scarring countless others. Vanessa Bolano...
  • New Orleans Musician Named U.S. Cultural Ambassador

    New Orleans Musician Named U.S. Cultural Ambassador
    He's following in the footsteps of Louis Armstrong, better known as "Ambassador Satch" on his trips to places like Ghana. For Shamarr Allen, it all started with a phone call similar to the one Louis received 50 years ago.  "And they were like man we love...
  • Sunset Jazz lands in Newport

    Sunset Jazz lands in Newport
    The award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will headline Wednesday night's Sunset Jazz show in Newport Beach with a concert paying tribute to Louis Armstrong. The third season of the 11-show summertime jazz series at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Hundreds remember ukulele player Bill Tapia at OASIS memorial party

    About 250 people gathered at the OASIS Senior Center last week to remember famed ukulele player Bill Tapia in a celebration of his life that had originally been planned as his 104th birthday party. "This is his kind of party," said John McDonald of San...
  • Zulu Queen Arrives, Attends Party

    Zulu Queen Arrives, Attends Party
    The 2012 Zulu queen arrived on Southwest Airlines at 1130 a.m. Sunday at the Louis Armstrong International Airport. The queen, Dr. Tanyanika Phillips, a New Orleans native, lives in Tulsa, OK, where she works as an oncologist. Phillips is expected to...