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The Music — And Mess — In Ben Watt's Long Goodbye To His Father

Ben Watt is a singer and DJ, best known for being in the British pop duo Everything but the Girl. Now, he's back with a new album and a book that gives an inside look at his complicated relationship with his parents.
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Shared Musical Traditions Of Russia And Iran In 'East Of Melancholy'

The two countries share more than just a border, they also share a rich musical history. Classical pianist Tara Kamangar explores this relationship in her new album.
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TMM Senior Producer Enjoys 'Powerful Musicality' In Her Favorite Songs

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, senior producer Davar Ardalan shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present

On an assured debut, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio pivots from jazz's bygone eras into the hyperlinked modern age and back again.
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TMM Editor Says Paul Simon's 'Obvious Child' Gets Her Up In The A.M.

As "Tell Me More" enters its final weeks of production, editor Amita Parashar Kelly shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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Singer Sheryl Crow: Learning To Feel Helped Me Make Better Music

In this encore presentation, Grammy Award-winning singer Sheryl Crow talks about her music, motherhood, love, breast cancer and what she's learned from it all.
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TMM Editor: Esperanza Spalding's 'I Know You Know' Is My Theme Song

As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, editor Tanya Ballard Brown shares her favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series.
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In Memory Of Lorin Maazel, The Maestro Behind The Castleton Festival

World-renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died Sunday at his home in Castleton, Va. He was 84. Robert Siegel spoke with Maazel about his life and career in 2009.
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How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.
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'Without Tommy, There's No Ramones'

Drummer Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 on Friday. He was the last original member of the punk band that gave him his name. Their music was influential, but ahead of its time.

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