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On Ronnie Spector's New Album, Don't Let Her Be Misunderstood

You might know her as the leader of The Ronettes, but Spector has seen and done a lot since the days of "Baby, I Love You." Her new album, English Heart, is filled with British hits from the 1960s.
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Video Premiere: Prowess The Testament Assails Conventional Thought On ‘Alpha Centauri’

As a kid, Tia Abner rarely went anywhere without a notebook and pen. A poet from age 5, she began rapping in earnest when she discovered her cousin shared her obsession with Dr. Dre....
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One Year Later, Maren Morris On The Song That Changed Her Life

When the country singer wrote "My Church," she pictured an arena singing it back to her. And it happened. "By the time we get to the breakdown chorus, every corner of that place was singing along."
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Meet Satan’s Satyrs, Virginia’s Saviors Of ’70s Metal

If it’s possible for an album about vampires and creepy teens to be considered delightfully old school, then Don’t Deliver Us by Satan’s Satyrs definitely qualifies....

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Opera And Jazz Mingle In 'Charlie Parker's Yardbird'

The show explores the life of the jazz saxophonist, with Lawrence Brownlee in the title role. It opens this weekend at the Apollo Theater in New York — a stage where Parker played.
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'Northern Scum' Will Probably Remain In Maryland State Song, For Now

A leading Maryland lawmaker says the state won't go through with changing the state song this year to remove Civil War-era phrases that some say are offensive.

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Rapper Fat Trel Arrested For Passing Counterfeit Bills At Casino

D.C. rapper Fat Trel was arrested Sunday for passing counterfeit money at a Maryland casino, police say....
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'Nothing Less Than A Treasure Trove': Joe Castro Box Set Features Hidden Jazz Gems

The Mexican-American jazz pianist earned acclaim in New York and Los Angeles in the 1950s and '60s, but much of his music was never released — until now.
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Listen: Babeo Baggins And Drake Cover ‘These Days’

It’s already known that pop star Drake is pals with Babeo Baggins, the Virginia native who makes geeky, countercultural hip-hop with underground clique Barf Troop. But now, they’re officially...
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Watch: Two Inch Astronaut Detonates At WAMU 88.5

Warning: The above video contains explicit language....

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