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McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

  Check out this week's video featuring Eric Darius and Oleta Adams performing If I Ain't Got You at the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway only on McQsJa...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring BWB performing at the 14th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival on McQsJazz.com...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring performing at Jazz @ The Creek only on McQsJazz.com...

Esperanza Spalding Brings A Real Inner Child Into The Studio

Esperanza Spalding Brings A Real Inner Child Into The Studio

by NPR Staff Esperanza Spalding's genre-bending new album, Emily's D+Evolution, is out now. Courtesy of the artist Perhaps you first hear...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring India.Arie at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival on McQsJazz.com...

At The Holy House Of Coltrane, A 'Jerusalem' Of Jazz Faces Eviction

At The Holy House Of Coltrane, A ‘Jerusalem’ Of Jazz Faces Eviction

by Eric Westervelt In this 2008 file photo, a painting of John Coltrane stares down from the wall at the Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox C...

If You Were A Jazz Tune Running For President, What Would You Sound Like?

If You Were A Jazz Tune Running For President, What Would You Sound Like?

by NPR Staff Marcus Roberts' Race for the White House is a set of jazz compositions inspired by presidential candidates Trump, Carson, Clinton...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring KENYA performing Love Song on McQsJazz.com  ...

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McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring the Christian McBride Trio performing I Guess I'll Have To Forget....

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Jaga Jazzist performing Starfire on McQsJazz.com...

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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

by Colin Dwyer Most of the poets who submitted to the Words Unlocked contest are between the ages of 14 to 18. Richard Ross/Courtesy of CEEAS The way Jimmy Santiago Baca tells it, poetry saved his life — but he's not speaking ...

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Rob And Nick Reiner Say 'Being Charlie' Is 'Drawn From Our Lives'

Rob And Nick Reiner Say ‘Being Charlie’ Is ‘Drawn From Our Lives’

by NPR Staff Nick Robinson as the troubled teen lead in Being Charlie. Fred Hayes Rob Reiner has a new film about young people who are confused, troubled, searching — and who are sometimes a pain in the rear; not to mention the...

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'Good Wife' Creators Say They Wanted To End The Show 'While It Was Still Good'

‘Good Wife’ Creators Say They Wanted To End The Show ‘While It Was Still Good’

by NPR Staff As The Good Wife comes to a close, Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) has risen to managing partner at her Chicago law firm and Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) is again facing corruption charges. Jeff Neumann/CBS On M...

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Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

Up In Flames: Kenya Burns More Than 100 Tons Of Ivory

by Gregory Warner A Kenya Wildlife Services ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park on April 30, 2016. Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images To burn or not to burn? That is t...

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A Maternal Melodrama Unfolds Around An Unusual Girl In 'Viktoria'

A Maternal Melodrama Unfolds Around An Unusual Girl In ‘Viktoria’

by Ella Taylor Viktoria follows three generations of women in the final years of the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Courtesy of Big World Pictures Clocking in at a hefty 155 minutes, a film about Bulgaria's transition from Commun...

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Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

by Danielle Kurtzleben Chances are that this crowd is more liberal than conservative. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Entertainment It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new r ...

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The Bison Is Poised To Become The U.S. National Mammal

by Merrit Kennedy A North American bison in Glacier National Park, Montana. DEA / G. SIOEN/De Agostini/Getty Images The bald eagle may soon have a large, furry friend: The North American bison is on the verge of being named the fi ...

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Tighter Alcohol Curbs For All Help Reduce Teen Motor Vehicle Deaths

by Katherine Du Efforts aimed at teen drinking and driving help reduce deaths, but so do broader alcohol control efforts. Roy Morsch/Corbis RM Stills/Getty Images Motor vehicle crashes are the leading causes of death for teenagers ...

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Joining ISIS: It’s Not Always For Reasons You Might Assume

by Alice Fordham Ahmed Darwish appears in a police station in Rumeilan, northern Syria, after being captured by Kurdish fighters as he was running away from a battle. He was wounded in a coalition airstrike in support of anti-ISIS fo ...

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Even For Those Here Legally, High Stakes And Few Protections In Immigration Court

by Caitlin Dickerson Isabel Seliger for NPR This story is part of NPR's podcast Embedded, which digs deep into the stories behind the news. Inside a Newton County, Ga., superior courtroom, Shawn stood before a judge ready to enter ...

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Let’s Not Hug It Out With Our Dogs

by NPR Staff When dogs show the whites of their eyes in a "half-moon" shape it can indicate stress. Kristina Stas/iStockphoto.com We all love our dogs. But depending on how you show that love, you may be doing more harm than good, ...

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Dee Gordon, National League’s Reigning Batting Champion, Gets 80-Game Penalty

by Bill Chappell Dee Gordon had a .333 average and 205 hits last year; this year, he's been hit with a lengthy suspension over two performance-enhancing drugs. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images One year after an All-Star season that saw h ...

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U.S. Steel Says China Is Using Cyber Stealth To Steal Its Secrets

by Marilyn Geewax A steel mill in Tangshan, in China's Hebei province. U.S. Steel claims that the Chinese government dumps steel at unfair prices and uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property. STR/AFP/Getty Images Inter ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: ‘Silicon Valley’ And ‘Bob’s Burgers’

by Linda Holmes Bob's Burgers.  FOX The Bob's Burgers Burger Book Real Recipes for Joke Burgers, Burger of the Day by Loren Bouchard, Cole Bowden and The Writers of Bob's Burgers Hardcover, 126 pages purchase ...

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Weasel Apparently Shuts Down World’s Most Powerful Particle Collider

by Geoff Brumfiel The Large Hadron Collider uses superconducting magnets to smash sub-atomic particles together at enormous energies. CERN A small mammal has sabotaged the world's most powerful scientific instrument. The Large H ...

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