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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.

Met Opera Tentatively Settles With 2 Major Unions

While agreements with 10 more unions need to be reached by Tuesday night, the deal struck with two of the Met's major unions represents a major turning point in a bitter dispute.

Album Review: 'The Voyager'

Jenny Lewis began her career as a kid actress in TV series such as Roseanne. But in the '90s, she began singing instead. Reviewer Meredith Ochs says that Lewis' third solo album, The Voyager, offers music much like its title: It takes you on a trip from start to finish.

The Man Who Was Gene Ween, Back From The Bottom

As the co-leader of Ween, Aaron Freeman celebrated excess. Then, in 2011, he fell apart on stage, left the band and entered rehab. On a new, deeply personal solo album, he explores what went wrong.

More Than Just 'Somebody': Kimbra's New Groove

Most listeners know Kimbra as the woman who crashes Gotye's pity party on the 2011 hit "Somebody That I Used To Know." The guest spot lent a pop-world boost to an eclectic career already in progress.

Smokey Robinson Sings The Hits, With A Few Good Friends

The singer's career has spanned decades, but his style has remained sweet and loving. Hear Robinson discuss his latest album, a collection of star-studded duets, with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

For Benjamin Booker, A Missed Shot Became A Music Career

The 25-year-old "punk blues" musician talks learning from religion and relationships, and how a professional rejection turned out to be a lucky break.

Florida Shooting Among Caroline Rose's Rockabilly Inspirations

Architect Caroline Rose decided to chuck her career to travel around the country in a van and make rockabilly music. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Caroline Rose about her new album, I Will Not be Afraid.

Painting Her Songs In The Air, Imogen Heap Keeps Innovating

The Grammy-winning songwriter has a Midas touch of sorts: Everything she touches turns to tech. Heap speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about her new album and the electronic gloves she used to make it.