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First Listen: Fantastic Negrito, ‘The Last Days Of Oakland’

“Blues with a punk attitude” is the tagline on Fantastic Negrito‘s website, and it’s not an empty slogan. The Bay Area singer-songwriter, a.k.a. Xavier Dphrepaulezz, infuses Last Days Of...
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In 'Porcelain,' Moby Searches For Validation And Finds Unlikely Success

The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.
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Hip-Hop Group Adds Rhymes To The 'Morning Edition' Theme Song

David Greene and Renee Montagne share a hip-hop rendition of the Morning Edition theme. A hip-hop group by the name of Jazzy Triggs took the theme, added a beat and dropped some rhymes on top.
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Anacostia Unmapped: In Go-Go's 'Pocket'

Musician, actor and longtime Southeast D.C. resident Jason Anderson has been playing go-go since he was young. He talks about what it's like when a go-go band gets to the part of a song when percussion reigns supreme.

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Jumpsuits, Stunts And Shooters: Inside Maryland’s Almost-Forgotten Show Band Scene

Pete Margus retired in October after 30 years in the wine business. The Takoma Park native lives with his wife in Selbyville, Delaware, near Ocean City and far away from the stress of working life....

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Anohni's 'Hopelessness' And The Power Of Speaking Out

The former Antony And The Johnsons singer's first solo album combines dance beats with a stark look at global strife. "Raising your voice is the antidote to a sense of powerlessness," she says.
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Hey, Hey, It's 50 Years Of The Monkees!

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard wrote a song for The Monkees' new album, titled Good Times! NPR's Stephen Thompson shares "Me & Magdalena" with All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro.
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Candice Hoyes Sings Blackness, Womanhood And History On Her New Jazz Album

When Candice Hoyes sings, she's channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her debut album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre's storied roots.
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Little Scream Casts A Dreamy Spell With 'Cult Following'

Musician Laurel Sprengelmeyer — aka Little Scream — refers to prayer, devotion, heaven and Satan on her new album. Critic Ken Tucker calls Cult Following a "testament to desire and endurance."
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Fort Reno 2016 Concerts To Return In July

After two years of stumbles, Fort Reno summer concerts are set to return in July, according to a message posted on the series’ website....

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