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Pusha T: ‘This Is What I Like To Make’

The Virginia Beach denizen spoke to Microphone Check about the reverse troll he laid on Def Jam with Darkest Before Dawn, what it’s like to go back and forth with Puffy, the...
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2015 All Songs Considered Holiday Extravaganza

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton discuss their favorite albums of 2015. This year's show features guest appearances by Ben Folds, Aimee Mann, Carrie Brownstein and more.
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Music Review: ' A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters,' John Coltrane

An expanded version of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane's A Love Supreme has been released. Music reviewer Tom Moon says the set, which includes alternate studio takes and a live recording, gives insight into the musician's creative drive.
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Quieter But Hardly Gentler, D.C.’s Sunwolf Keeps Surprising Itself

Grasping the appeal of Sunwolf songs doesn’t take much effort, but if you spend enough time with the D.C. rock trio, they start to reveal a pleasantly peculiar underbelly. Beneath the shout-‘em-out...
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Macy Gray's Christmas Wish List Has A Few Surprises

Gray discusses her holiday song "All I Want For Christmas," in which, instead of toys and games, she hopes Santa will deliver some progressive policy changes.
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Fresh Off A Grammy Nod, Pentatonix Gets Back In The Christmas Spirit

The a capella group tells NPR they wanted a challenge from their holiday album. Then, they show how they did it, with a few songs in-studio — including one Web exclusive that didn't make it to air.
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How 'Accidental' Notes Grab Our Attention

In music, "accidentals" are notes that color just outside the lines. They shocked listeners during the Renaissance, but these days you can find them all over the place.
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Kenny Rogers' Rules For Living Well

Kenny Rogers goes long with NPR's Rachel Martin, discussing his work ethic, his yearly holiday music tradition, and the uncanny persistence of "The Gambler."
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Conductor Kurt Masur, Leader Of Orchestras In New York And Beyond, Has Died

Kurt Masur, the German conductor whose career spanned from leading an orchestra in East Germany to more than a decade of reshaping the New York Philharmonic, has died at age 88.
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Brain Surgery Serenade: Man Plays Saxophone During Tumor Removal

Partially sedated, Spanish musician Carlos Aguilera played "Misty" and read sheet music to help neurosurgeoons preserve his talents.

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