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A festival dedicated to homegrown voices and vocal styles is in D.C. this weekend.

Opera singer Renee Fleming and other experts are gathering at The Kennedy Center to explore the art behind singing in America.

Fleming is hosting the "American Voices'' music festival. The three-day event explores the diversity of American singing styles spanning pop, country, musical theater, classical music, gospel and jazz.

Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, Sutton Foster and Josh Groban are among those who will perform this weekend with the National Symphony Orchestra. Some will also host master classes while they're here.

Symposium sessions will feature leaders from the music business, including Peter Mensch, the manager of Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Mike Dungan, CEO of Universal Music Nashville.

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