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Christian McBride On 'A Love Supreme' And Its Descendants

The Jazz Night in America host shares thoughts on the Coltrane classic, which turns 50 this month, as well as two remarkable contemporary pianists.
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Robert Earl Keen Delves Into Bluegrass With A Texan Twang

The singer-songwriter usually follows in the story-song tradition of his forebears Townes Van Zant and Guy Clark. But in Happy Prisoner he brings enthusiastic curiosity to covers of bluegrass greats.
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'It's My Party,' ' You Don't Own Me' Singer Lesley Gore Dies At 68

Lesley Gore was most known for her anthem of teen angst, but her career had multiple hits, as well as an Oscar nomination. She was only 16 when she released "It's My Party."
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One Night Only: The Streets Meet The Opera House

The Dallas Street Choir recently performed to a sold-out house. The group, comprised of homeless people, sang with renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
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The Doctor Is In: Eddie Henderson On Life As 'The Funk Surgeon'

A veteran of both music and medicine, Henderson got his first trumpet lesson from Louis Armstrong, played in Herbie Hancock's band and once had Thelonious Monk as a patient.
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Raising Pops: Mavis Staples And Jeff Tweedy Complete A Family Circle

More than 15 years ago, Roebuck "Pops" Staples started recording his final album with his daughters. The two friends discuss working together to finish it.
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In Love And Music, Estelle Is Out To Get It Right

"I end up living a lot of the things I write and sing about, so I'm pretty careful now," says the British singer, whose wish for an "American Boy" turned into a love affair that went sour.
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50 Years Of Music With Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Lightfoot has been making music for a long time, and he's still at it five decades later. NPR's Scott Simon talks to him about his 50 Years on the Carefree Highway tour.
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A Hero At Home, Deacon John Moore Is New Orleans' Best-Kept Secret

He formed his first dance band in 1960, and adopted the pious nickname Deacon on the suggestion of a mischievous drummer. Now 73, Moore is one of the city's most beloved musicians.
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A Serious Man: Father John Misty's Transformation In Progress

The singer-songwriter born Josh Tillman discusses his new album, I Love You, Honeybear, and describes the challenge of writing honestly about love and intimacy.

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