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'Orange is the New Black' actress Lea DeLaria's other career: Jazz singer

‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Lea DeLaria’s other career: Jazz singer

by James Kim with Natalie Given Lea DeLaria is best known as one of the stars of “Orange is the New Black,” playing the larger-than-life lesb...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Brian Culbertson performing Get It On Only on McQsJazz.com...

The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

by NPR Staff Cocktail jazz isn't a sound you hear very much in pop music these days. But a duo known as Twin Danger is causing a scene with their s...

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McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Deborah Cox and Jeremy Schonfield performing If We Hold On Together only on McQsJazz.com...

The High Priestess Of Soul: Nina Simone In 5 Songs

The High Priestess Of Soul: Nina Simone In 5 Songs

by David Brent Johnson There are certain figures in jazz history whose iconic status can be telegraphed by a single name: Miles. Billie. Bix. C...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Bobby Caldwell and Marilyn Scott performing Back to You only on McQsJazz.com...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Herbie Hancock Michael Brecker and Roy Hargrove performing My Ship only on McQsJazz.com...

The Beat-Man Behind 'Birdman'

The Beat-Man Behind ‘Birdman’

by NPR Staff Antonio Sanchez is one of the most accomplished and in-demand drummers around, and right now he's experiencing a breakthrough. Jazz h...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Will Downing and Gerald Albright performing Georgia On My Mind only on McQsJazz.com...

McQsJazz Video Of The Week

McQsJazz Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Esperanza Spalding, Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington performing Unconditional Love only on McQsJazz.com...

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What To Do With Weird Farmers Market Vegetables

What To Do With Weird Farmers Market Vegetables

by NPR Staff Walking through the farmer's market this time of year is a wondrous thing: juicy tomatoes, rows of jewel-toned eggplants, fragrant basil and sweet yellow corn. But then, you see bunches of greens that look like weeds, stuff ...

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Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

by Taunya English What do we know about the power of food to rev up sex drive? Not much. "Really, science has not figured out what determines sexual motivation and sexual attraction. If we knew the answer to that, we'd probably be riche...

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Do Try This At Home: Three Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

Do Try This At Home: Three Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

by Elise Hu This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, top chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and t...

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Fourth of July: Where SoCal residents are going

Fourth of July: Where SoCal residents are going

by Kristina Bravo and Ashley Bailey Hitting the road this weekend? So will lots of your neighbors. With more than 2.98 million people in the Southland taking a holiday getaway, we’re going to have the highest number of July Fourth we...

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Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

by Eliza Barclay Chocolate might be headed toward a crisis, depending on whom you ask. That's at least what the 2015 Cocoa Barometer has to say. It's an overview of sustainability issues in the cocoa sector, written by various Europea...

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Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’

by AP Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Several 2016 contenders have brushed off Trum ...

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LA County deputies seize half-ton of illegal fireworks

by AP Just in time for the Fourth of July, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have seized more than a half-ton of illegal fireworks. Deputies in East Los Angeles spotted a man selling fireworks to another man from a parked car ...

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Parts Of Social-Sharing Site Reddit Go Dark In Apparent User Revolt

by Steve Mullis An Internet insurrection is taking place on Reddit, where moderators have shut down many of the social sharing site's most popular sections in an apparent protest over the dismissal of Victoria Taylor. Taylor was a key ...

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‘Firework, Not Fire Fun': The Serious Jobs Of Pyrotechnic Pros

by James Delahoussaye   Designing a vast fireworks show is a bit like composing music. There's the opening to think about, of course, and the grand finale — and all the intricacies with which the colors and displays intermingle i ...

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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

by NPR Staff In catacombs south of Cairo, researchers have discovered burial sites filled with huge numbers of mummified animals — nearly 8 million of them, mostly dogs. The catacombs, at a site called Saqqara, are dedicated to Anubi ...

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Greeks Decide The Fate Of Their Economy In Crucial Referendum

by Scott Neuman As deeply divided Greeks go to the polls in a referendum that could determine whether the European Central Bank extends a crucial line of credit and the country remains in the euro zone, Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis ...

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U.S. Women Head Into World Cup Final With Dominant Defense

by Russell Lewis It's here. It's today. It's the game the United States Women's National Soccer Team has dreamed about for four years. A return to the final of the World Cup. And, oh by the way, the team that beat the U.S. in the last W ...

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Why there are so many more sharks these days

by Jed Kim Beachgoers looking to spend the holiday weekend in the surf and sand need to know two things about the great white sharks in the water. #1 - Yes, there are more of them these days Scientists say the increase can be attribute ...

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Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan

by AP A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. Pilot Andre Borschberg and his single-seat aircraft landed at Kalaeloa, a small airport outsid ...

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange seeks asylum in France; president says no

by AP WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has failed in a bid to win asylum in France. Assange wrote a letter to French President Francois Hollande published in Le Monde on Friday, appealing to France's history as a beacon for the represse ...

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