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'The Most Beautiful Offerings': Terry Riley At 80

The man credited as the father of minimalism is celebrating a big birthday Wednesday. And his influence reaches well beyond classical music.
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Son Lux, The Perennial One-Man Band, On Teaming Up

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Lott discusses the long journey to Bones, his fourth studio album and first with a permanent band.
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'Love & Mercy' Brings The Life Of Brian Wilson To The Big Screen

Screenwriter Oren Moverman talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the film's depiction of the Beach Boy's troubled life. We'll also listen back to an interview Gross recorded with Wilson in 1988.
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Neil Young Is Displeased That Donald Trump Was 'Rockin' In The Free World'

When Donald Trump announced that he's running for president Tuesday, the soundtrack at the rally was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly.
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Neil Young Tells Trump To Quit 'Rockin' In The Free World'

Donald Trump has added his name to the list of Republican presidential candidates. Neil Young's song "Rockin' in the Free World" was played at Trump's event. Songwriter Neil Young wasn't pleased.
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'A Lot Of Hope And A Lot Of Fear': Anouar Brahem's Arab Spring Remembrance

The Tunisian oud player's latest album, Souvenance, is his response to the Arab Spring after years of reflection. Betto Arcos has his story.
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Review: 'Amanecer,' Bomba Estereo

The Colombian party band, Bomba Estereo, is out with their latest album, Amanecer. NPR reviewer Banning Eyre, senior editor at afropop.org, says it offers a friendly entrée into the realm of electronic dance music with folk roots.
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Dawes' New Album Grapples With Regret Without Getting You Down

The California quartet, led by lead vocalist and main songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, has a new album called "All Your Favorite Bands." It explores sadness and doubt without being downbeat.
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The Hills Are Alive: Maria Schneider Lets Memory Guide The Music

The jazz artist's latest album gets its tone not from her current life in New York, but from a childhood spent surrounded by Minnesota farmland.
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Charlie Hunter: One Less String Attached

Hunter's custom eight-string guitar now has seven, but it still produces a big, fat sound. Let The Bells Ring On features two jazz innovators: trombonist Curtis Fowlkes and drummer Bobby Previte.

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