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Transgender Choruses Harness The (Changing) Power Of Voices

Transgender people are speaking out in society — and singing in choirs nationwide. "Voice is probably one of the deepest signifiers of who a person is," says the founder of a group about to debut.
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Adia Victoria Reckons With The South

The singer and songwriter grew up under difficult circumstances in South Carolina. Today she uses her music, and the legacy of Southern black women's music, to come to terms with the past and present.
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Show Up Early To The Party With Andy Shauf

The Canadian singer-songwriter's new album, The Party, is full of character studies and vignettes. He breaks down the story behind the song 'Early To The Party.'
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Story/Stereo Returns, Validating Book Nerds Who Also Love Rock (Or Vice Versa)

For a couple of years at the turn of the decade, the Story/Stereo series paired musicians and writers for concert/readings at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and it was successful enough...
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At 80, Carla Bley Keeps Looking Toward The Next Composition

The pianist and composer, a force on the jazz scene for 50 years, celebrated her 80th birthday with a gala concert and new album — and she has another album on the way.
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First Listen: Big Thief, ‘Masterpiece’

Big Thief is a band bound by great songs. Its first album opens with singer Adrianne Lenker on acoustic guitar, recorded on what sounds like an old cassette machine. By the second song, you hear...
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First Listen: Beth Orton, ‘Kidsticks’

Between her 1996 breakthrough Trailer Park and 2012’s Sugaring Season, Beth Orton embarked on a steady but slow-moving transition from her signature “folktronica” sound to styles...
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First Listen: PUP, ‘The Dream Is Over’

Derived from punk and hardcore, gang vocals are ostensibly group shout-alongs, wherein the studded choir responds to or joins the frontman with rapturous, violent barks. Even though gang vocals can...
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Ralph Peterson Proves We're In A Golden Age Of Jazz Piano Trios

Peterson's partners are two brothers who are a generation younger than him. The album Triangular III catches this working band in action.
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T.J. Lipple, Aloha Member And Music Fixer, On Being The ‘Guy Who Makes The Record’

T.J. Lipple’s impact on D.C.’s rock sound can be measured by a extensive list of album credits stretching back more than a decade — including the remastering of several releases from Dischord...

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