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At 83, Dancer Carmen De Lavallade Looks Back At A Life Spent Onstage

At 83, Dancer Carmen De Lavallade Looks Back At A Life Spent Onstage

by Elizabeth Blair Geoffrey Holder and Carmen de Lavallade were a magnetic couple — he was towering, 6'6", with a deep, Caribbean-lilted voic...

Bang The Drum Ever Faster In The Different Sports Arena Of 'Whiplash'

Bang The Drum Ever Faster In The Different Sports Arena Of ‘Whiplash’

by Tomas Hachard Whiplash is, in many ways, a companion film to The Social Network. The similarities only begin with the film's protagonist And...

An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Cafe Has A Big Heart

An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Cafe Has A Big Heart

by Noah Adams Here's what might have sounded like a pretty shaky business plan for a neighborhood pizza cafe: "We'll only be open one day a wee...

To Miles, From Wayne

To Miles, From Wayne

In the late 1960s, when trumpeter Miles Davis was leading his famous second quintet, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of new works featuri...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter and Patrice Rushen performing Elegant People only on McQsJazz.com...

'Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

‘Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

When shopping for meat, sometimes the options can be dizzying — what's the difference between an organic, free-range or air-chilled chicken? The...

Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Herbie Hancock: ‘On A Path To Find My Own Answer’

by NPR Staff To listen to the music of Herbie Hancock is to witness an artist in constant evolution. Even looking at highlights alone — from ...

Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

by Frank Langfitt Politics between Hong Kong and mainland China are a minefield these days, and if Kenny G, the 1980s saxophone superstar, didn...

Highlights From The Detroit Jazz Festival

Highlights From The Detroit Jazz Festival

by PATRICK JARENWATTANANON In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a number of large ensemble works for his employer at the time, tr...

'You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On 'Nostalgia'

‘You Cannot Go Back': Annie Lennox On ‘Nostalgia’

by NPR Staff Annie Lennox is well-known for her work as one half of The Eurythmics, the synth-pop duo whose hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This...

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A Candid Memoir From Comedian Amy Poehler? 'Yes Please'

A Candid Memoir From Comedian Amy Poehler? ‘Yes Please’

When comedian Amy Poehler was in her 20s, she read her boyfriend's journal and found out that he didn't think she was pretty. "It was almost like an itch being scratched, which was, 'Aha! I knew that you didn't think I was pretty!' ....

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Weekly Innovation: Friendly Roadways Just A 'Wave' Away

Weekly Innovation: Friendly Roadways Just A ‘Wave’ Away

by Allie Caren Picture this: You're sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. You're rushing to work, fighting your way home, or just picked the wrong time to "run" to the store. Stuck in a sea of red brake lights, isn't it nice when y...

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To Make Bread, Watch The Dough, Not The Recipe

To Make Bread, Watch The Dough, Not The Recipe

Journalist Samuel Fromartz works at home on a quiet street near the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. He's a journalist, and editor-in-chief of the Food and Environment Reporting Network. On a recent morning, I went to visit him ...

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I've Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask IBM's Watson

I’ve Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask IBM’s Watson

by Laura Sydell IBM's Watson computer has amused and surprised humans by beating world class chess champions and winning at Jeopardy! Now, one of the world's smartest machines is taking on chefs. Well, not exactly. Watson is being...

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'Slow Regard' Is A Riddle, Wrapped In A Mystery, Living In An Underground Tunnel

‘Slow Regard’ Is A Riddle, Wrapped In A Mystery, Living In An Underground Tunnel

by Jason Heller In the foreword to his new novella The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss gives the reader a warning: "If you haven't read my other books, you don't want to start here." The other books he's referring to are T...

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Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

by David Folkenflik At most news organizations, journalists celebrate when they get a story in print, on air or online. At Storyful, editors high-five when they knock a story down. "We like to think about [Storyful] as the firs ...

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With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence

by Eyder Peralta As the sun sinks just below the horizon, Jorge Sandoval strolls across a dusty street. He's a small man in his 50s, who runs volunteer patrols. The neighborhood is poor. The houses are cobbled together out of left ...

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Start World Series Games Earlier; Let Us Sleep

by Frank Deford Let me ask you a question: No matter what the sport, if you could only see the start of a game or the finish of a game, which would you prefer? Of course, any fool would choose to see the finish of the game. But te ...

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As Great Barrier Reef Ails, Australia Scrambles To Save It

by Steeve Dorsey The Great Barrier Reef has long been in trouble. One Australian government report in 2012 estimated the reef had lost more than half its coral since 1985. Now it's in such bad shape that the United Nations has war ...

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Some St. Louis Teachers Address Ferguson With Lessons On Race

by Tim Lloyd This story is a consolidated version of a three-part series by St. Louis Public Radio that profiles how issues of race and class sparked by Ferguson are being discussed in St. Louis-area schools. It was early Septembe ...

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How Will A Small Town In Arizona Manage An ICE Facility In Texas?

by John Burnett The largest immigrant detention facility in the country is under construction in the brush country of South Texas, about 85 miles from Mexico. What's unusual is how the government bypassed the normal bidding process, ...

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Witches, Vampires And Pirates: 5 Years Of America’s Most Popular Costumes

by QUOCTRUNG BUI Zombies Are Hot But Clowns Are Not Top Ranked Halloween Costumes For Adults, 2009-2013 Last week, we did a story on how stocking costumes can be a tricky business. Richard Parrott of Ricky's NYC, one of the biggest ...

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Hawaii Lava Flow Less Than 100 Yards From Homes In Pahoa Village

by Scott Neuman Dozens of residents from the village of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island are preparing to watch their homes be engulfed by a slow-moving finger of lava that has traced a scorched path for months from its origin at Kilauea ...

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Amber Vinson To Be Discharged After Testing ‘Ebola-Free’

by Scott Neuman Amber Vinson, one of two nurses who contracted Ebola while treating a Liberian man earlier this month, will be discharged from an Atlanta hospital this afternoon after tests showed that she is free of the virus. A spok ...

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Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

by Maria Godoy So it's A.D. 150, and you've just had a long day at the gym (or ludus), thrusting and parrying with your fellow Roman gladiators. What do you reach for to replenish your sapped strength? A post-workout recovery drink, ...

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