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Demand Increases For Vinyl Records

Saturday is World Record Day, a celebration of independent record stores. Jay Millar of United Record Pressing, says people have a connection to vinyl that you just can't get with a digital download.
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In Compton, Boogie Just Wants To Empower His Neighborhood

The rapper's son has changed Boogie's outlook on life: "I need to show him that he can be strong where he at and make a difference in this world."
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Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Breaks Spotify Streaming Record

The song by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth broke the record this week for Spotify streams in a single day with 4.2 million plays.
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The Story Behind Mark Ronson's Hit Song 'Uptown Funk'

The producer says there was a moment when his co-writers thought, "Maybe this song wasn't meant to be." He also describes working with Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars.
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Review: Razia Said, 'Akory'

Imagine a country where most of the people are under 14 years old. Madagascar singer Razia Said lives in the U.S., but her songs tackle the challenges the African island nation faces.
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Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

Sledge is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
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How Asian-Americans Found A Home In The World Of K-Pop

For all the unique "Asian-ness" of K-pop, many of its stars are American-born and raised. And now that K-pop's gone global, Asian-American artists are more at home than ever.
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'It Was Such A Knock On The Head': Laura Marling On Empathy

"I think I was overwhelmed by the vastness of the world and, more particularly, America," the English singer-songwriter says of Short Movie, an album inspired by her stay in L.A.
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Manatee Commune: A Solo Violist Hears Symphonies In Wires

Electronic musician Grant Eadie was one of the many Tiny Desk Contest entries that caught our attention. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin, "I feel like I could play with a symphony if I really wanted to."
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This Date In History: Wham! (Awkwardly) Opens Doors In China

30 years ago this month, Wham! became the first Western band to perform in communist China. NPR's Rachel Martin reflects on the anniversary.

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