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Finally At Home In New York, JiHAE Releases 'Illusion of You'

As the daughter of a diplomat, the singer-songwriter JiHAE lived in cities across the world. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin about her new album, and the tension she feels with her new home, New York.
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The Beat-Man Behind 'Birdman'

Jazz heads have known him for years, but Antonio Sanchez got a boost in 2014 for his drums-only film score. The bandleader has two new albums of his own: Three Times Three and The Meridian Suite.
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For Benedictine Monks, The Joy Of Making Albums And Beer

The Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy spend their days in quiet prayer and chanting the divine office. But recently the order has taken up recording albums and brewing beer.
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In 'Candide,' Bernstein Fuses Philosophy And Comedy

Conductor Marin Alsop explains how her mentor, Leonard Bernstein, probes the essential questions of humanity in his comic operetta Candide.
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A 25-Year-Old Opera Composer Who Does It All

At age 11, Matthew Aucoin memorized and performed at a piano all of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. As one of his own operas debuts, some critics are calling him the next big thing.
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Telling Brian Wilson's Fractured Life Story On Film

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Bill Pohlad, director of the film Love & Mercy, about creating an intimate portrait of Wilson — in both The Beach Boys' heyday and the troubled years that followed.
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Flory Jagoda: Virginia Musician Preserving A Tradition Rooted In Sephardic Judaism

Born in Bosnia, Flory Jagoda is often credited with keeping Sephardic Jewish music traditions alive.

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Malian Musician Makes Base In Maryland, But Keeps His Heart In Africa

A Malian native who now lives in Maryland has played the N'goni for the U.S. Congress and the World Bank, and has a Grammy nomination to his name.  
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 4, 2015

You can start your weekend on a jazzy note with an outdoor concert this Friday night, or you can show D.C. some love at a three-day-long festival celebrating local culture and creators.

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Mumford & Sons On Plugging In And Turning Up

The electrified new album Wilder Mind turns the band's "arena folk" sound on a dime. "It's almost like being a teenager again," says singer Marcus Mumford.

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