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Stein Brothers Quintet at the Priory (and more)

Lots of great jazz happening in New Jersey this week: Stein Brothers at the Priory, Christian McBride at Cecil’s, Nancy Wilson at BergenPAC, and The Bad Plus w/ Joshua Redman at the Blue Note (also, a solo show by Ethan Iverson at the Institute of Jazz Studies). For more, check out the WBGO Calendar.

The Income Tax Cocktail, photo by Sean Lorre

When I started writing this blog almost two years ago, I didn’t really know what would come of it. I thought that jazz would play a central role, but didn’t know what else might grace the electronic pages of this here publication. Chalk today’s entry up in the “other” column — a short piece on an old cocktail recipe (with a very silly picture of me, as a nice bonus).

Celebrate your taxes being done with this: the Income Tax Cocktail, courtesy of the Five O’Clock Cocktail Blog!

If you’ve been wondering what’s kept me quiet here at the blog for the past couple of months, it has been the extremely stressful and nerve-wracking process that is graduate school admissions. US News’ Education page and Online Graduate Programs both have more information on what goes into the strenuous application process.

After I was mercilessly rejected by five schools, UCLA, Wesleyan and Brown University all came through with excellent offers to attend their programs in the fall. In the end, I decided to return to California to study at UCLA — where I will begin coursework in September. Read the rest of this entry »

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