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Check out this week's video featuring Natalie Cole performing Lush Life only on McQsJazz.com...

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Mardi Gras Spills Open in New Orleans

Mardi Gras Spills Open in New Orleans

by Eve Troeh On a sunny Sunday in New Orleans, barbecue stands and ice-filled coolers line a closed-off street. Central City is not a tourist zone,...

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McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

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Introducing Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation

Introducing Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation

Regular visitors to Jazz at Lincoln Center know Marcus Roberts the pianist — as a former member of Wynton Marsalis' bands and the Jazz at Lincoln ...

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McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

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'You Have To Be Bored': Dan Deacon On Creativity

‘You Have To Be Bored': Dan Deacon On Creativity

by NPR Staff When you think about composers, you might imagine someone agonizing at a piano with a quill poised at a blank sheet, tugging at hi...

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Eric Reed Plays Coleman Hawkins

Eric Reed Plays Coleman Hawkins

His instrument is now synonymous with jazz, but Coleman Hawkins was the first to carve out a place for the tenor saxophone in the music. A burly-t...

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Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

by Joel Rose There's a new bar in New York City devoted to the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in America. But don't expect a list heavy on craft beer or bourbon. Wassail is a cider bar. "You can see the color, very deep," says Ben ...

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Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

Nostalgic Cars: Sour Automotive Fruit Of Cuban Embargo Gets New Life

by Robert Siegel In Havana, Cuba, the old cars that crowd the streets used to symbolize a stagnant nation. Now enterprising Cubans have begun renting cars out to tourists who are hungry for the cars of their youth. During my reporting t...

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Jonathan Gold Reviews All’Acqua in Atwater Village

Jonathan Gold Reviews All’Acqua in Atwater Village

by Gillian Ferguson Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize winning food writer for the LA Times. This week he visits All’Acqua, chef Don Dickman’s convivial Italian restaurant in Atwater Village. What to order: the grilled octopus salad...

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Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You

Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You

by Poncie Rutsch Log onto Yelp, and you'll find what all your neighbors have to say about your favorite restaurant. You'll find prices, locations, menus, photos, even parking tips. And if you're in the right city, you'll also find the r...

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Guess What Makes The Cut As A 'Smart Snack' In Schools? Hot Cheetos

Guess What Makes The Cut As A ‘Smart Snack’ In Schools? Hot Cheetos

by Monica Eng Flamin' Hot Cheetos might conjure a lot of descriptors: spicy, crunchy, unnaturally fiery red. But it's a good bet that "healthy" didn't exactly spring to mind. Yet it turns out that those fiery Cheetos beloved by school c...

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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

by NPR Staff   About 25 years ago, John Bovery started a modest football pool out of his home in New Jersey. It had 57 participants, all friends and co-workers. But thanks to word of mouth — and the multiplying factor of email â ...

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Saying Goodbye: Reflections Of A Music Teacher

by Jackie Zielke Early each December, the HR department of Orange City Schools in Pepper Pike, Ohio, places a checklist in our mailboxes. It asks about our employment plans for the next school year. Choices include sabbatical leave, acqu ...

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Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill Sparks Firestorm Of Controversy

by Scott Neuman Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET When Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law allowing the state's businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples on religious grounds, he knew the move was a controversial one. ...

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L.A. heeds pleas to slow spread of McMansions

by Darrell Satzman The city of L.A. is finally getting serious about McMansions – large houses built on small lots that are out of step with the traditional character of neighborhoods. The City Council has slapped a temporary ban o ...

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Cyclists speak out about Griffith Park’s Mount Hollywood Drive opening to all cars

Over 100 cyclists voiced their concern Thursday night about the reopening of a Griffith Park road to public car traffic in order to ease congestion and add parking, LA Weekly reported. The protests happened at the latest meeting of the G ...

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Indiana’s HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

by Jake Harper Shane Avery practices family medicine in Scott County, Ind. In December, a patient came to his office who was pregnant, and an injection drug user. After running some routine tests, Avery found out that she was positive f ...

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New York City To Teens: TXT ME With Mental Health Worries

by Maanvi Singh The majority of teenagers with mental health issues don't get help. But maybe if help were just a text message away — they wouldn't be so hesitant to reach out. That's the thinking behind NYC Teen Text, a pilot program ...

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Italy’s Highest Court Overturns Amanda Knox Conviction

by Krishnadev Calamur Italy's highest court has overturned a murder conviction in the case of Amanda Knox. The court's decision puts an end to a story that began in 2009 when Knox was found guilty of murdering 21-year-old Meredith Kirch ...

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App That Aims To Make Books ‘Squeaky Clean’ Draws Ire From Edited Writers

by Colin Dwyer In a stroke of irony fit for fiction, an effort by two Idaho parents to clean up their daughter's books has dredged up a fairly messy controversy. Clean Reader — an e-reader app designed to ferret out, and block, profani ...

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Will Ferrell And Kevin Hart Team Up To ‘Get Hard’

by Andrew Lapin Get Hard, a new Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart buddy comedy about a white-collar investor about to enter prison, is funnier than the poster image of a white man in cornrows makes it appear. In an era where most comedies are eith ...

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