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After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A ‘Beautiful Life’

by Craig Lemoult Jimmy Greene's Beautiful Life is dedicated to the memory of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, one of the 20 childr...

First Listen: She & Him, 'Classics'

First Listen: She & Him, ‘Classics’

by Stephen Thompson Back in 2011, an album called A Very She & Him Christmas joined the eternal glut of holiday music. As might be expected...

Ferguson Jury: No Charges For Officer In Michael Brown's Death

Ferguson Jury: No Charges For Officer In Michael Brown’s Death

by Eyder Peralta and Bill Chappell A grand jury did not indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for any crimes related to the deat...

Ravi Coltrane On Piano Jazz

Ravi Coltrane On Piano Jazz

As the son of jazz legends John and Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is continuing his family's legacy by developing his own sound and fe...

Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide To What To Cook Ahead, And When

Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide To What To Cook Ahead, And When

by Alison Bruzek The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. And for those of us who already feel short on time during a regular week, the pressur...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out this week's video featuring Stanley Clarke performing Flying Home only on McQsJazz.com....

A Jazz Institution Moves Back Home To Los Angeles

A Jazz Institution Moves Back Home To Los Angeles

by Alex W. Rodriguez Last weekend, at a sold-out, star-studded gala concert in Hollywood, Pharrell Williams and Herbie Hancock remixed Williams...

Johnny O'Neal: Live at Mezzrow

Johnny O’Neal: Live at Mezzrow

by PATRICK JARENWATTANANON Pianist and singer Johnny O'Neal never learned to read music, but didn't really need to: He was one of Art Blakey's ...

Tennyson, 'Lay-by'

Tennyson, ‘Lay-by’

by Otis Hart If you're over 16, you'll likely recognize the opening bars to "Lay-by" immediately. The chances are significantly slimmer that yo...

Benny Green On Piano Jazz

Benny Green On Piano Jazz

  Hard bop pianist Benny Green was mentored by Walter Bishop Jr. and has appeared on more than 100 recordings, with artists such as Betty ...

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For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

by Martin Kaste When Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving meal, most tables will feature traditional fare: turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries. But should you be looking for a different kind of holiday meal, head for rural Alask...

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Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

Pandora’s New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

by Laura Sydell The Internet radio service Pandora made its name by creating personalized stations using tools such as "like" and "dislike" buttons for listeners. But a deal between Pandora and a group of record labels has raised con...

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Gluten-Free Guests For Thanksgiving? We've Got You Covered

Gluten-Free Guests For Thanksgiving? We’ve Got You Covered

by NPR Staff It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around your Thanksgiving table. More and more Americans are passing on gluten — ...

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For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

by Chris Arnold It's a busy time of year for turkey farmers around the country. And these days, with the growth of the local food movement, small family farms are struggling to keep up with all the orders for birds. So, we went to fi...

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Commerce Vs. Consumption: A Revolutionary Rethink Of Billboard's Album Chart

Commerce Vs. Consumption: A Revolutionary Rethink Of Billboard’s Album Chart

by Chris Molanphy Imagine you're in a Tower Records in the late '90s. You head for the cash register with a credit card and two compact discs in your hand. Let's say one CD is by OutKast, the other by Smash Mouth (remember, it's the ...

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Administration Warns Employers: Don’t Dump Sick Workers From Plans

by Jay Hancock As employers try to minimize expenses under the health law, the Obama administration has warned them against paying high-cost workers to leave the company medical plan and buy coverage elsewhere. Such a move would u ...

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Winter Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Day Travel

by Eyder Peralta A big winter storm spinning its away across the East Coast of the United States is expected to wreak havoc on Thanksgiving Day travel plans. The National Weather Service says that travelers from the Carolinas all ...

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Mississippi Schools Sue State For More Money

by Jeffrey Hess In Taneka Hawkins' classroom, 20 kindergarteners wiggle through a mid-morning dance break, waving their arms and jumping around to a guided dance video. It's busy, to be sure, and a bit crowded. "The children are s ...

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Meet The Woman Who Tech Giants Turn To For Finding New Leaders

by Sanjena Sathian Getting interviewed by Jana Rich provides the warm yet affirming sensation of being in a nurturing therapist's office. She leans forward across the light-wood conference table, clasps her hands together, and asks: ...

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‘Getting On’ Star Niecy Nash: ‘I Never Wanted To Be Funny’

by NPR Staff The HBO series Getting On, now in its second season, is set in the geriatric ward of a Southern California hospital. Based on a British series by the same name, it takes viewers inside every aspect of life with elderly p ...

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As Hackers Hit Customers, Retailers Keep Quiet About Security

by Aarti Shahani As the holiday buying season approaches, retailers remain open to the same attack — called a "point of sale" attack — that hit Target and Home Depot, security experts say. Those analysts say that retailers have t ...

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After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: ‘You Can Do It!’

by NPR Staff As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers. You proba ...

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‘Madagascar’ Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

by NPR Staff The voice actors in Penguins of Madagascar, out Wednesday, include some of the boldface names you might expect on a big-budget animated film. John Malkovich voices an evil octopus, abducting penguins around the world. Be ...

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For The Next Food Drive, Go For The Canned Tuna, Not The Saltines

by Maria Godoy When you donate to a food drive, do you ponder the nutritional labels of the can in your hand? Or do you grab a packet of ramen or a bag of marshmallows from the dark corners of your pantry and hope it hasn't expired? ...

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The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

by Marilyn Geewax Thanksgiving is remembered for feasts, family gatherings and ... awkward conversations. You know what I'm talking about. You're back with relatives you haven't seen in years, and the conversation takes a frighten ...

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