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Chicago's 'Cloud Tax' Raises The Cost Of Streaming Videos

Chicago is taxing services such as Netflix and Spotify. Some residents wonder if a tax on other Internet services will follow, and others worry the levy will scare away businesses.
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Music Review: 'Still,' Richard Thompson

British singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson's new album is called Still. Music reviewer Meredith Ochs says his collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer Jeff Tweedy is a good match.
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Music Isn't Just Entertainment For Some Patients — It's Life-Changing Therapy

Before a stroke robbed him of the ability to sing and speak, Jim Bob Rodriguez was active in various men's choirs and barely ever missed a week singing at church. Three years later, he's regaining his ability to both sing and speak, thanks revolutionary music therapy.

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Spread Love: Making Busking In D.C. Into A Full-Time Job

A group of childhood friends have turned playing music on the street from a passion to a full-on professional that pays their bills.

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With Early Lines And Go-Go Swing, A New Ben's Chili Bowl Opens On H Street

One of D.C.'s most beloved eateries now has a second location to bring its half-smokes to the public.

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Documentary Seeks To Free Amy Winehouse From Her Tabloid Legacy

In the dawning of the digital age, "She was the unlucky one to be having a nervous breakdown in public at the time," Amy director Asif Kapadia tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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Strange Stories Surrounding Street Pianos

Designed to provide pleasure, street pianos in 19th and 20th century America were also magnets for some mischief and malevolence.
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Grateful Dead Plays Final Shows With Record-Breaking Audiences

Music critic Will Hermes went to one of the Grateful Dead's last shows that broke all kinds of records.
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Country's Kacey Musgraves Mixes Wit And Sincerity In 'Pageant Material'

The 26-year-old singer focuses on cleverly constructed lyrics — instead of rebellion — in her new record. Critic Ken Tucker says the singer falls short of creating a "sustained great album."

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