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NYC'S Blue Note now using virtual reality to stream shows / Yahoo Tech

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Imagine you're sitting in an intimate, dimly lit club in New York's Greenwich Village. A jazz band is playing, the audience is clapping along, the woman next to you is sipping a colorful concoction from a long-stemmed martini glass. It all feels and - above all - sounds so real. But it's not. You aren't really in the club. You aren't in New York. In fact, you never left your house. You're sitting instead on your own couch, in the comfort of your own living room, watching the show on a virtual-reality headset.

While this might sound like a scene cut from Back to the Future, it's actually happening: A legendary New York jazz club - Blue Note - is pioneering such virtual events as a new way for jazz fans all over the world to watch concerts and, eventually, other live events.  READ THE FULL Yahoo Tech ARTICLE AND WATCH THE VIDEO