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For Howard University's Yardfest, A New Era Begins

The most famous event of Howard University's annual homecoming weekend — the campus gathering known as Yardfest — is quite different this year.

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Michael Keaton: As An Actor, You Must Lock In And Let Go

"I've got to stay 100 percent present," Keaton says. He is currently starring in Birdman, a dark comedy about an aging movie star who once played a superhero — a role he can't quite get over.
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Capricorn In Retrograde: Macon's Endangered Musical History

The Georgia town was home to Otis Redding, Little Richard and Capricorn Records, a label that played a key role in the birth of Southern rock. Now, many of the city's musical landmarks are threatened.
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The Unlikely Bond Between A D.C. Church And The Punk Music Scene

For decades, D.C. churches have served as a support system for the city's punk rock scene, but how did that come to be?

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Music Review: Lera Lynn's 'The Avenues'

Texas-native Lera Lynn sings about past relationships. But her music moves beyond the one-note storied, country sound. On her latest album, The Avenues, Lynn fuses folk, country, jazz and pop.
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Video: Silver Spring Singer Survives 'Battle' On 'The Voice'

Menlik Zergabachew, an Ethiopian-American reggae singer from Silver Spring, Maryland, will have the chance to sing again on NBC's The Voice.

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An Unofficial Memorial For Jazz Greats Jim Hall And Charlie Haden

Hall and Haden performed as a duo at a concert in Montreal in 1990. Plans to release the album, Charlie Haden - Jim Hall, were in place before both artists passed away within the last year.
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Music From Death's Doorstep: A Conversation With Flying Lotus

Crossing over — musically and metaphysically — has of late consumed the mind of Steven Ellison. He says his new LP as Flying Lotus is "my opportunity to make a film" about the moment of death.
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Neil Young Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars

Neil Young loves his cars so much he wrote a second memoir, Special Deluxe, devoted to them. He speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about music, the environment and, of course, automobiles.
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The Royal Shakespeare Company Releases Music From Its Archive

For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned music for plays. Its archive tracks the way music changes over time and across many productions.

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