Scratch DJ Academy founders Rob Principe and the late Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC opened the academy in 2001 to lower the barrier of entry for learning its eponymous art form. Today, its talented faculty know that juggling beats can be harder than juggling irritated porcupines, and their skill at teaching the complex art has drawn media attention from the likes of The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The academy’s instructors include Grandwizard Theodore, who began DJing at 13, and Rob Swift, who claims a resumé with a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a collaboration with Herbie Hancock. Scratch offers a slew of courses and educational tours that cover topics ranging from the basics of music production to advanced digital DJing. It reaches more than 100,000 students each year and has taught future DJs from all 50 states and 35 different countries.
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As the owner of seven bars in California, Craig Trager has worked with his share of bartenders, but he evaluates them all based on one simple criterion. "If you're not learning the regulars' names, you're out," he told the Los Angeles Times. It's this devotion to easy conversation—inspired by Cheers and similar settings—that make Trager's venues at once welcoming and luxurious. The Parlour Room of Hollywood is no exception. Its antique chandeliers illuminate a lounge covered in emerald and gold wallpaper, whose baroque patterns match the green couches and ottomans below. A wide mirror hangs in a florid golden frame across from the bar, reflecting the complex machinations that take place behind the counter.
There, the Parlour Room's mixologists illustrate their expertise in multitasking. They chat with patrons as they muddle maple juleps, which are made from a signature blend of whiskey, mint leaves, and maple syrup. Fruits star in multiple drinks, from the raspberries in the sugar cube-sweetened Metropolitan to the black cherry flavors in the menu's modified Manhattan. Those in search of more savory sips order the Parlour Martini, which always sells for $5, even if you find a pearl inside your olive.