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New Release Brings Overdue Recognition For Soul Singer Jackie Moore

Much of Moore's music was unreleased at the time of recording and some of her best work didn't get the attention it deserved. A double disc compilation of her recordings has just been released.
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Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has been playing his cello at the sites of deadly attacks across the capital.
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With The Spotlight Gone, Omaha's Music Scene Grows

Omaha built its musical reputation on acts like Bright Eyes and its label Saddle Creek Records. While some of its biggest names have moved to New York City and Chicago, a community still flourishes.
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Kate Tempest: 'When You're Writing, It's Not About You'

Everybody Down, the new album by the English rapper and poet, is a series of glimpses into the lives of everyday Londoners. "You need to take yourself away ... so your characters can speak," she says.
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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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