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Hans Abrahamsen Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music
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Hans Abrahamsen Wins The Grawemeyer Award For Music

November 27th, 2015 | by staff
Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen has won this year’s Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his song cycle let me tell...
An Artist Grows Into His Talent: Revisiting Sinatra's Radio Years
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An Artist Grows Into His Talent: Revisiting Sinatra's Radio Years

November 27th, 2015 | by staff
7:01 Download Frank Sinatra in 1947, during a Songs by Sinatra radio broadcast at CBS Radio in New York City. Sony Legacy hide...
The Art Of The 'Clean Version'
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The Art Of The 'Clean Version'

November 21st, 2015 | by staff
5:55 Download The Ying Yang Twins in the “Wait (The Whisper Song)” video. YouTube hide caption toggle caption YouTube...
Allen Toussaint, New Orleans R&B Legend, Dies At 77
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Allen Toussaint, New Orleans R&B Legend, Dies At 77

November 21st, 2015 | by staff
3:53 Download Allen Toussaint on stage at the 1977 New Orleans Jazz Festival. Chuck Fishman/Getty Images hide caption toggle...
Musicians Struggle To Buy Insurance In A City That Thrives On Music
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Musicians Struggle To Buy Insurance In A City That Thrives On Music

November 21st, 2015 | by staff
3:48 Download Kalu James moved to Austin, Texas, eight years ago, but bought health insurance for the first time this year....
The Music Of A Struggle: Sam Gleaves' Traditional Revolution
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The Music Of A Struggle: Sam Gleaves' Traditional Revolution

November 21st, 2015 | by staff
Susi Lawson/Courtesy of the artist Last year, the book Rednecks, Queers & Country Music — a significant, if overlooked work...
With More Story To Tell, Opera 'Appomattox' Gets An Update
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With More Story To Tell, Opera 'Appomattox' Gets An Update

November 21st, 2015 | by staff
4:41 Download Soloman Howard performs as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton’s Appomattox....
Brother Of Man Who Died At Bataclan: 'I Want Rock And Roll' For Him
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Brother Of Man Who Died At Bataclan: 'I Want Rock And Roll' For Him

November 21st, 2015 | by staff
2:36 Download The Rolling Stones perform in June 2014 during a concert at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. The...
You've Got A Home: June Millington's Lifelong Journey In Rock
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You've Got A Home: June Millington's Lifelong Journey In Rock

November 21st, 2015 | by staff
June Millington, the author of the memoir Land of a Thousand Bridges: Island Girl in a Rock & Roll World, on the porch of the...
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T-Pain Performs New Songs During A Free Show At NPR's Headquarters

November 21st, 2015 | by staff
0:48 Download To mark the one-year anniversary of the most popular Tiny Desk Concert ever and the 10th anniversary of his debut...