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Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

You might remember the hair band Winger and its MTV hit "Seventeen." The band's namesake, bassist Kip Winger, has another side: classical composer.
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'The Hot Sardines' Album: French Fries & Champagne

"French Fries and Champagne" is The Hot Sardines' new album. Singer Elizabeth Bougerol and band leader Evan Palazzo tell NPR's Scott Simon Craigslist helped them turn their hobby into a music career.
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Zappa On Zappa: 'Eat That Question' Tells A Contrarian's Story In His Own Words

The new documentary, compiled from a deep archive of interviews, focuses on Frank Zappa's serious side — as a composer keen on exploring ugliness and difficulty.
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Bernie Worrell, 'Wizard Of Woo,' Dies At 72

The influential keyboardist and composer had been diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer. Worrell was a key member of Parliament-Funkadelic and played with the Talking Heads.
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Remembering Bluegrass And Banjo Legend Ralph Stanley

The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass pioneer died yesterday. He was 89. Stanley spoke to Fresh Air in 2002 about his career and his work on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack.
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Tigers Are Bad For Horses, Matt Tarka

Songs featured June 20, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Remembering Billy Stewart And Van McCoy, Two Lesser-Known D.C. Music Legends

Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye and Chuck Brown may be the best-known musical legends out of D.C. But they’re not the only artists who made music history here. Add to that list two R&B musicians who...
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Bluegrass Hall Of Famer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Together with his brother Carter, the Stanley Brothers created a smooth duet sound but it was Ralph's a capella rendition of "O Death" that took his name and voice beyond the bluegrass audience.
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Real Roadies Find New Showtime Series Unrealistic

Cameron Crowe's new show Roadies chronicles the backstage world of rock-n-roll, focusing on roadies. The long-awaited show, a comedic drama, premieres Sunday on Showtime.
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Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang "O, Death" in the film O, Brother, Where Art Thou.

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