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Can Hip-Hop Help Change The Meaning Of The Confederate Flag?

One Maryland rapper walked the National Mall in a Confederate flag T-shirt to try to redefine the Dixie symbol.

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Pop's New Old Sound: Retro Without Rules

From Sam Smith to Meghan Trainor, to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, many of the biggest hits on today's charts pilfer from the past, but not all borrowing works the same way.
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Buzz Bin: A Proper Look At Where Kazoos Come From

They're the instrument anyone can play — but only two places in the U.S. make them, and only one makes the colorful plastic kind most people know. Karen Michel pays a visit to the latter.
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First Listen: Israeli Singer Asaf Avidan

Israeli singer Asaf Avidan is little known in the U.S., but his new release is expected to change that. His new album, Gold Shadow is his first official release in North America.
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At The BBC, The Beatles Shocked An Institution

Between 1962 and 1965, The Beatles were featured on 53 BBC radio programs. For The Beatles: The BBC Archives, Kevin Howlett had to search for many of these recordings, and they weren't easy to find.
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Punch Brothers May Look Like A Bluegrass Band But Their Sound Is Unique

Punch Brothers sing of distraction and isolation in the digital age on their new album The Phosphorescent Blues. While the group may look like a typical bluegrass band, the sound is all their own.
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George Ezra: Listen To This Man, He'll Make You Swoon

Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep. His debut album, Wanted On Voyage, is named for the words inscribed on Paddington Bear's suitcase.
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Hip-Hop Collective Doomtree On Getting Seven Artists In One Room

The Minneapolis rap crew is back with the album All Hands. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with members Dessa and P.O.S.
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Dengue Fever: Retro Pop, Cambodian Style

Brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman formed Dengue Fever in the late '90s, inspired by 1960s Cambodian psych-rock. Rachel Martin speaks with them and singer Chhom Nimol about their album, The Deepest Lake.
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The Lone Bellow, A Trio Built On Harmony And Trust

Brian Elmquist, Kanene Pipkin and Zach Williams talk with NPR's Rachel Martin about their new album, Then Came the Morning.

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