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Blue Note Napa Now Open, New Tonga Room Menu, and More A.M. Intel

<b>Napa now has a jazz club</b><p>Now open in Napa’s opera house is Blue Note, a jazz-themed supper club that also has locations in New York City, Milan, Beijing, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Honolulu. Chef Christophe Gerard (Farm Restaurant at the Carneros Inn) is cooking “approachable California provençal-style” …

St. John Coltrane Church Finds Temporary Home In the Western Addition

When the specter of eviction began to loom over the 1971-founded St. John Coltrane Church this past February, Archbishop Franzo King told SFist that …

Making Sense Of The Valuation Disequilibrium

As we enter the second month of 2016, the Nasdaq is down more than 10 percent already this year and high-growth stocks are down even more. There hasn’t been a tech IPO yet this year, and the press is declaring the end of the unicorn era. Public market investors are “selling growth” and searching …

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Watch a 12-Year-Old Jazz Prodigy Play the Piano

Forget sports trophies or honor roll certificates; Joey Alexander, a 12-year-old jazz pianist, is receiving Grammy nods. The pint-sized prodigy from …

Week in Reviews: Bauer Bows Down to Lord Stanley; Kane Hops on the Trestle Train

Let the <b>Lord Stanley</b> be with Bauer, who this week praised the restaurant's husband-wife chef team <b>Carrie</b> and <b>Rupert Blease</b> (Commonwealth and Central Kitchen, respectively). "The food has a clean, vibrant underpinning that shows up in dish after dish," Bauer said, citing the "refined" lamb shoulder and …

The 18 Hottest Brunch Spots in SF, May 2018

It's always the question of the week: where to brunch come the weekend? It’s an especially significant topic in San Francisco, where mimosas and eggs have become a very serious pastime, with lines at the most popular places forming early and lasting late. There are the always-beloved brunch spots …

Brownie Speaks At Newport! A Special Night Of Film And Music

It is the best video biography of a leading jazz musician I have seen. --Bob Weir, Jazz Journal<p>slideshow<p><i>Brownie Speaks</i> at Newport: July 30, 2015, …

Behind the Scenes of Teenage Writing Competitions

And you thought spelling bees were intense.<p>Every spring, some teenage hearts leap with the kind of joy that Paulo Coelho describes as “sometimes a blessing, but … often a conquest.” Others break all over the Internet.<p>“The entire [teen writing] community seize[s] up,” says Yasmin Belkhyr, who who …

The ONE Smart Piano could make learning to play much more fun

When I was six years old, one of the ways I amused myself was to sit down at the baby grand piano in the living room and tap out tunes I heard on the radio. In response, my parents embarked on a six-year run of piano lessons.<p>While I eventually warmed to the disciplined practice required, once the …

Awesome orchestra plays an awesome medley of 30 hip hop songs

There are few things I enjoy more than hearing music played in a different way, especially when it’s hip hop music being played by an entire …

Jack DeJohnette Just Put Out The Best Jazz Record Of 2015

Chicago long ago grudgingly ceded second-banana status to Los Angeles w/r/t population and cultural might, but on all matters jazz, it still answers …

Hifiman slashes its flagship RE600S in-ear headphone price from $400 to $200

When I first heard the Hifiman RE600S in-ear headphone in the summer of 2013 it blew me away. The sound was super clear and the imaging was expansive. I also loved that the RE600S' gloss black finished aluminum ear pieces were incredibly tiny and lightweight, so comfort was excellent. But it was …

This is Your Brain on Jazz Improvisation: The Neuroscience of Creativity

It’s clear that amateur saxophonist and Johns Hopkins surgeon Charles Limb has an abiding interest in the neuroscience of creativity.<p>He’s also an …

Watch John Coltrane Play A Love Supreme Live

Coltrane performed the legendary album live, in its entirety, exactly once.<p><b>John Coltrane recorded A Love Supreme</b> 50 years ago today, December 9, 1964, with Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison. The album, a four-part suite widely considered to be one of the greatest in jazz history, was …

QUIK'S TOP RAPPERS OF ALL-TIME LIST

<b>Pioneer of the Gangsta rap sound, Quik’s own P-Fonk production signature carries his legacy into the books of the dopest hip-hop producers of all-time, right next to Dre, Premo and Dilla. As an MC he has always held down his own over the span nearing 25 years releasing one of the illest beef raps (‘Dollaz N Sense’). On the eve of his new album The Midnight Life, Compton’s own super producer and MC DJ Quik catches the ear of Esquire to play fourteen tracks of of whom he thinks are the dopest</b> …

Daily Inspiration #1864

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Louis Charden – Cafe & Bakery Identity by Backbone Branding

A lovely cafe & bakery identity for Louis Charden based on illustrations and vintage typography.<p>The creative team of Backbone Branding was tasked to …

Tongabezi Lodge - Zambia, South Africa Scenically...

<b>Tongabezi Lodge - Zambia, South Africa</b><p>Scenically located along the Zambezi River, near the famous Victoria Falls, Tongabezi Lodge offers upmarket and …

Tree House at Tongabezi Lodge One of the most...

<b>Tree House at Tongabezi Lodge</b><p>One of the most charming accommodations at Tongabezi Lodge is the Tree House - an impeccably designed open-plan suite …

Can brain-training game apps really help children with ADHD?

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>If you enter the words “brain games” or “brain training” into the iTunes App Store, you’ll be greeted with plenty of games that claim they can help train our …

Sold! 100 Design Relics from Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, FLW and More

<i>UPDATE: The auction has concluded and more than £5.6 million was made. Find out how much the famous, architect-designed relics went for after the</i> …

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How Grain Audio Makes Its Packable Wireless System

The Packable Wireless System (PWS.01) was conceived of as a great sounding speaker with a simple form, rendered in a mix of solid wood and other …

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Six Specialty Beverage Stores You Should Know About

Where do you go if you need to find cardamom bitters, a rare rye whiskey, or some sarsaparilla soda from the Philippines? We know just the places.<p>San …

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