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McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Candy Dulfer performing Daylight only on McQsJazz.com...

Harry Connick Jr. On Piano Jazz

Harry Connick Jr. On Piano Jazz

When Harry Connick Jr. sat down with host Marian McPartland in 1991, he was in his twenties, had already won two Grammy Awards and was coming off ...

Mel Torme On Piano Jazz

Mel Torme On Piano Jazz

Described by film critic Rex Reed as "America's greatest male singer," Mel Tormé (1925-99) was one of the most versatile performers of his day.On...

Anthony Strong On 'Song Travels'

Anthony Strong On ‘Song Travels’

British jazz vocalist and pianist Anthony Strong built his reputation as a session pianist, supporting stars like B.B. King. His EP release Delove...

'Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects

‘Voices Within The Music': A Brief History Of Guitar Effects

by Allyson McCabe Musicians, it seems, have always wanted to alter the sounds of their instruments. Over the course of centuries, strings have ...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Marcus Miller performing Tutu only on McQsJazz.com...

Ellis Marsalis' 80th Birthday Concert

Ellis Marsalis’ 80th Birthday Concert

by PATRICK JARENWATTANANON Ellis Marsalis is a father figure of modern jazz — in quite a few ways. As a pianist, he was among the first gener...

The Music Midnight Makes: In Conversation With Joni Mitchell

The Music Midnight Makes: In Conversation With Joni Mitchell

by Renee Montagne It turns out that Joni Mitchell keeps the same hours as the Morning Edition staff. She recently showed up at NPR's studio in ...

From Idina Menzel To The Duke Boys, Surveying 2014's Would-Be Holiday Hitmakers

From Idina Menzel To The Duke Boys, Surveying 2014’s Would-Be Holiday Hitmakers

by NPR Staff Every year, an already massive catalog of holiday music swells further, as artists from across a vast spectrum churn out new takes...

SpokFrevo Orquestra: Carnival And Jazz

SpokFrevo Orquestra: Carnival And Jazz

During Carnival in Brazil, music fills the streets. And often that music is frevo, a genre drawing from marches, Brazilian quadrilha, polka and cl...

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Film

A Watery 'Goodbye To All That'

A Watery ‘Goodbye To All That’

by Mark Jenkins Otto Wall, the protagonist of Goodbye to All That, is well-meaning, clumsy and a little dull. The movie embodies his character perfectly. Goodbye to All That is the directorial debut of Angus MacLachlan, who's best...

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Food

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

by Eliza Barclay It took a few hours for some Cubans to realize the magnitude of President Obama's announcement on Wednesday about changes in the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, according to Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez. W...

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A Married Couple In Decline

A Married Couple In Decline

by Tomas Hachard Sophie Fillières' uneven relationship drama If You Don't, I Will opens with a scene of biting dialogue between Pierre (Mathieu Almaric) and Pomme (Emmanuelle Devos), whose marriage is seemingly on its last legs. ...

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The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

by NPR Staff It's a story almost too strange to be true: Throughout much of the 1960s and '70s, the wistful, wide-eyed children of painter Walter Keane were absolutely everywhere. Paintings and posters of the big-eyed waifs, often...

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Food

Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

Japan’s Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

by NPR Staff We are well into the Christmas season, and if you live in Japan, that means sponge cake. The traditional Japanese Christmas dish is served with strawberries and cream, and it is rich, thanks to lots and lots of butter...

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When Working In Mixed Groups, Staying PC Boosts Productivity

by Nathan Siegel Here's some advice for your next office meeting: Hold your tongue. Total freedom of speech, recent research showed, has the potential to squash creativity. As it turns out, if you're in a group of both men and women, ...

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Two Of Colorado’s Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

by Bill Chappell Saying that Colorado's law legalizing recreational marijuana use is unconstitutional and places a burden on them, Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against the state with the U.S. Supreme Court. Marijuana ...

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The Administration’s College Ratings: How It Looks On Campus

by Claudio Sanchez It's late afternoon. Most classes at Randolph College are done for the day but students have begun gathering in the lobby of the elegant, century-old main hall. A student taps on a piano while he and four classm ...

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When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients

by Chris Arnold On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Mo., lies the small city's only hospital, a landmark of modern brick and glass buildings. Everyone in town knows Heartland Regional Medical Center — many residents gave birth to th ...

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Congratulations!!!

Hey ladies, I want to congratulate my husband Lon McQ for making the front page of LARadio.com. LARadio.com is the most comprehensive listing of 6,000 Los Angeles Radio People, spanning the last 57 years. The listings provide a colorfu ...

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Prepare For The Best

We often take the time to make sure that we are covered in case of some misfortune. People make plans for it so that we are not crippled by a bad situation. There is a fear of the worst happening to us, that we sometimes form our mindse ...

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Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not

by Nancy Shute Ebola may have slid off the nation's worry list, but that doesn't mean the United States is ready to handle an outbreak of Ebola or other infectious disease, an analysis says. That includes naturally occurring outbreak ...

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An Updated ‘Annie’ And The Tradition Of Nontraditional Casting

by Bob Mondello That lovable moppet with the red dress, the curly hair, the big dog, and the even bigger voice is back. This time, though, Little Orphan Annie is back with a difference: Quvenzhane Wallis is playing an African-Amer ...

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Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of ‘The Interview’

by Mandalit Del Barco Sony Pictures decided to cancel the release after several big theater chains opted to drop the movie from their line up. The Interview is a comedy centered on a plot to kill the leader of North Korea. Copyrig ...

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Book News: The Future of the Public Library May Lie in the Coffee Shop

by Colin Dwyer The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly. For a public library to expect to survive today, it must begin to take crucial cues from coffee shops. At least, that's the key recomm ...

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