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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 β€” 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 β€” 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...

Final weekend of 2014 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

Final weekend of 2014 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival

Good morning from Catalina Island! This is the final weekend of the 2014 Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival. Last night, Peter White performed an β€...

The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt

The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt

by PATRICK JARENWATTANANON   Every year for the last decade and a half, select groups of hot swing musicians have come from Europe to t...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring The Crusaders performing Sunshine In Your Eyes only on McQsJazz.com...

Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

by Patrick Jarenwattananon Building on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's recent trip to Cuba, managing and artistic director Wynton Marsal...

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Books

'Season Of The Witch' Shines A (Black)Light On The Occult In Rock

‘Season Of The Witch’ Shines A (Black)Light On The Occult In Rock

by Jason Heller Rock 'n' roll was built on rebellion, but too often today, that's about as deep as the conversation goes β€” especially now that rock is so completely woven into the mainstream, it's hard to imagine a time when it wasn't ...

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Television

Nostalgia, Now Out On DVD, With 'Wonder Years' And 'Pee-wee' Releases

Nostalgia, Now Out On DVD, With ‘Wonder Years’ And ‘Pee-wee’ Releases

by David Bianculli At the moment, we're at yet another pivotal point in the history of home entertainment, which keeps changing with sudden β€” and majorβ€” tectonic shifts. Just ask Blockbuster Video: Videocassettes for home librari...

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Arts

Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods

Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods

Linton Weeks The Girl Scouts organization wants s'more β€” members and leaders, that is. Membership in Girl Scouts of the USA is on the decline. In the past year, according to the group's official blog, there has been a significan...

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Arts

Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail

by Rachel Rood This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America. We've all heard that automated voice mail lady, telling us what to do after the beep. But fewer people than ever are leaving messages. And the mil...

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Food

Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

Glow-In-The-Dark Treats To Light Up Your Halloween

by Alison Bruzek This Halloween, what better way to one-up your friends than mixing up some batter, swapping out your light bulbs for ultraviolet replacements, and showing off some glowing baked goods? And, if you follow the advic...

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FDA Cracks Down On Fake Ebola Cures Sold Online

by Lauren Silverman Snake venom, vitamin C, Nano Silver and herbs have all been pitched online as a treatment or cure for Ebola. None has the backing of the FDA. "Unfortunately during public health threats such as Ebola, fraudulen ...

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You’re Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

by Marilyn Geewax All around the country, gasoline prices have been falling for weeks, down to an average of about $3 a gallon. Those lower prices are helping restrain inflation across the board. On Wednesday, the Labor Department ...

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For U.S. Queen Of Alligator-Skin Goods, Business Is Booming

by Nathan Siegel Christy Redd remembers seeing a video by PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and frankly being pretty grossed out. It showed an alligator being skinned alive, presumably for a tannery, and Redd wat ...

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Report Says UNC Grade-Boosting Scandal Involved Fake Classes

by Sam Sanders Fake classes, inflated grades and one academic department that facilitated it all. Those are all detailed in a newly released report on grade-fixing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The scandal came ...

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Make Yourself A Priority

Hey Ladies, Last week, I was talking about how it is time to start living. This week, I am saying to start making yourself a priority. I know as wives and Mother's it is hard to even think about putting yourself first. Start each day w ...

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Adversity Has An Expiration Date

The trials, the setbacks, the pressures, the stress, the headaches, the bad breaks, the injustices, the pain, the doubt, the uncertainty, the ridicule; they all have their end date. They are not near to stay. Keep that in remembrance. Y ...

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

by Michel Martin Ahead of the midterm elections, Michel Martin is visiting Charlotte, N.C., to learn more about Latino voters' growing influence in the state. Join Michel for a Facebook chat from 4:30-5 p.m. ET today as she answers q ...

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Cloud Data Security Concerns Raised After Reported Attack In China

by Aarti Shahani Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday spoke with officials in China about data security and privacy. This meeting comes on the heels of a reported attack against users of Apple's iCloud service in China. Hackers allegedly ...

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Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students

by Carrie Kahn Mexico's top prosecutor says a mayor and his wife ordered the attack on 43 students who have been missing for nearly a month. The couple β€” of the town of Iguala in the southern state of Guerrero β€” are now fugitives ...

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Better Off Red: ‘War Dogs’ Puts Marines On Mars

by Jason Sheehan First things first: You remember that movie from a while back called Three Kings? It was a David O. Russell picture about Gulf War soldiers who find a map that leads them to a treasure, which they then have to smuggle ou ...

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