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1 Ikea Cart 3 Ways

It's not every day we stumble upon a piece that's affordable and versatile, so when we do, we take note! Enter Ikea's Raskog cart ($50). This multitiered, rollable storage unit comes in a glossy charcoal and robin's egg blue (our favorite option!). Show More Summary

C&L Late Nite Music Club Welcomes Blue America's Rick Weiland

(Editor's note: I don't often do this in the LNMC, but this was a fun song. ) Tuesday, Blue America-endorsed Rick Weiland, the prairie populist and progressive candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota, visited tiny Hudson (pop. Show More Summary

Only 3 Companies Now Have S&P's AAA Rating

``Automatic Data Processing was the latest U.S. blue chip to lose its pristine AAA rating from S&P, downgraded this week after it spun off its auto-dealers services unit, USA Today noted. That leaves only Johnson & Johnson, Exxon-Mobil and Microsoft as companies rated AAA, which is reserved for companies with the unassailable financial strength and discipline.''

Eric Dolphy -- Celebrating Blue Note Records 75th With Delicious Vinyl

3 days agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Everything old is new again. Except of course for the timeless music of e: Blue Note Records which celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. The recordings Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff produced starting in 1939 have been collector's items since day one. While much of the label's music h...

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – Noon - 3 pm Pacific

Jazz from Gallery 41 Playlist - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 – Noon - 3 pm Pacific Streaming 24/7 – Live Broadcasts Monday through Friday Artist / Song Title / Album Title (Label) Sam Rivers / Ellipsis / Fuchsia Swing Song (Blue Note) Tom...Show More Summary

Big Road Blues Show 4/13/14: On The Road Again – Adelphi Records

6 days agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: Liner Notes: Pt. 1 – Pt. 2 – Pt. 3 - Pt. 4 - Pt. 5 – Pt. 6 Liner Notes: Pt.1 – Pt. 2 - Pt. 3 – Pt. 4 – Pt. 5 – Pt. 6 I've been meaning to get around to the Adelphi label, a fine label that issued a […]

'He Hated Error More Than He Loved Truth'

A few notes for some folks who are interested in the winding path to the Blue Period: 1.) A…

Fixing child protection means fixing L.A. County government

In August, as the newly formed Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection convened for the first time and members spoke aloud about the kinds of issues they expected they’d have to deal with, appointee Andrea Rich noted that there are...Show More Summary

The Blues Time Machine Takes Us Back To December 1976

This is my blues column from the December 1976 Buffalo Jazz Report which had Dexter Gordon on the cover to promote his appearance at the Tralfamadore Cafe in November. As I noted the first 58 issues of Buffalo Jazz Report (now Jazz & Blues Report) have been digitized and can be downloaded from the University of Buffalo Library system. Show More Summary

Big Road Blues Show 4/6/14: That's No Way To Get Along – Robert Wilkins & Friends

Show Notes: Read Liner Notes (preview) Read Liner Notes   Robert Wilkins cut one of the great albums of the blues revival, Memphis Gospel Singer recorded in 1964 for the Piedmont label and now finally issued issued on CD as Prodigal Son by Bear Family. Around 1964 Dick Spottswood, who had been instrumental in finding […]

Review: Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread (Blue Note)

2 weeks agoMusic / Country : Twang Nation

Rosanne Cash’s latest completes a body of self-reflective work beginning with 2006’s dark beauty Black Cadillac, the homage to her and father’s musical bond with 2009’ s “The List” and now with “The River & the Thread” Cash get’s back to her genealogical, and spiritual, roots. Cash’s early success hinged tacking country music and giving [...]

3 Keys for Toronto Blue Jays Taking Weekend Series vs. New York Yankees

The Toronto Blue Jays have started off the 2014 season on a fairly high note, splitting a four-game series against a very tough Tampa Bay Rays team at Tropicana Field. The Blue Jays will now return to Toronto for their home opener on...Show More Summary

An Elegy For Maggie Estep

Last summer my Gmail was hacked. Every single person on my contacts list received a note from me announcing I’d become a ReMax real estate agent — a convincing facsimile, complete with the red, white and blue ReMax parachute logo. "Click...Show More Summary

Blues Time Machine Takes Us Back to November 1976

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

This is my blues column from the November 1976 Buffalo Jazz Report which had Dexter Gordon on the cover to promote his appearance at the Tralfamadore Cafe in November. As I noted the first 58 issues of Buffalo Jazz Report (now Jazz & Blues Report) have been digitized and can be downloaded from the University of Buffalo Library system. Show More Summary

Big Road Blues Show 3/30/14: Got Nobody To Tell My Troubles – Detroit Greats 1949-1977

2 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: During and after World War II a second wave of migration took place with many people leaving the South to work in the industrial North, and Detroit became the home to many fine blues artists. While earlier artists such as Big Maceo Merriweather had to travel to Chicago to record, new record companies […]

Graded on a Curve: Andrew Hill, Point of Departure

Pianist and composer Andrew Hill cut Point of Departure for Blue Note just a touch over 50 years ago. To this day the session endures as one of the true masterpieces in post-bop jazz. Featuring an amazing supporting cast and a brilliant program of Hill’s original songs, it’s a faultless and frustratingly undersung record. Show More Summary

Blue Note Jazz Festival 2014 lineup (Aretha Franklin, Reggie Watts, Sly & Robbie, Sergio Mendes, Andre Previn & more)

Sergio Mendes The 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival runs the entire month of June at various venues around NYC. Now in its fourth year, the fest includes a wide range of music, not just strictly jazz. Notable Shows this year...

Is Beyoncé Having the Most Epic Euro Trip Ever?

Beyoncé is at the tail end of a yearlong tour, and she's going out on a high note. Today, we're making the case that she; her husband, Jay Z; and their 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, are having the most epic Euro trip ever. On Allie: Halston Heritage dress, Mango blazer

Citi Improves Prestige, British Airways Offers Leniency, Azul Turns Blue, and Doug Parker Bonuses His Run From Competition (Bits ‘n Pieces for March 25, 2014)

News and Notes from Around the Interweb: British Airways may be willing to extend the life of expired miles, with the requirement of some account activity within 90 days of their having done so to keep the points alive. Not all true:...Show More Summary

The Black Keys' new song, and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed: The Black Keys' new album, "Turn Blue," will arrive on May 13 - but you can get a taste of what's to come now with the just released single, "Fever." Stacy Keibler is wasting no time building a family with new husband Jared Pobre, whom she married earlier this month. […]

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