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One Of Sam Smith's Grammys A Win For Tom Petty, Too

The four Grammys awarded Sunday night to Sam Smith are good news not just for Sam Smith, but for Tom Petty, too. Petty and another songwriter will get a quarter of the royalties from the hit, "Stay With Me." It's not the first time a pair of songs have striking similarities to one another.
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Before He Was A Grammy Winner — A Conversation With Sam Smith

Soulful singer Sam Smith swept the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Melissa Block interviewed Smith about his album "In the Lonely Hour" in 2014.
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Sam Smith Wins 4 Grammy Awards, Including Song Of The Year

The British singer also won Best New Artist and Record of the Year, for "Stay With Me." Beck won Album of the Year for his subdued, folky Morning Phase.
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The Rise And Fall Of Marion 'Suge' Knight

David Greene talks to music journalist Alan Light about Marion "Suge" Knight's legacy in hip-hop music. The former CEO and co-founder of Death Row Records has been charged with murder.
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Bird Of A Feather: Rudresh Mahanthappa On Learning From Charlie Parker

There are no Parker tunes on the sax player's latest album, Bird Calls, but it's a tribute nonetheless.
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JD McPherson: A Walk On The Psych Side Of Early Rock 'N' Roll

JD McPherson discusses his latest album, Let the Good Times Roll, and how the sonic experimentation associated with 1960s rock was really birthed a decade earlier.
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Grammys Show Producer Explains The Origin Of Onstage Mashups

Katy Perry, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift are just a few of the musicians up for Grammy Awards. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the executive producer of the award show, Ken Ehrlich.
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On A Majestic Debut, Emotions Hide In Plain Sight

Natalie Prass writes intimate, confessional songs with a lush, orchestral sound. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her debut album.
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The Cold Wrath Of Nature, Given Operatic Voice

The new opera Everest tells the story of a real-life expedition on world's highest mountain — and the unforgiving blizzard that interrupted it.
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On The Grammy Stage, Collaborations Will Rule

During a Grammy telecast that's over three hours, only a dozen or so awards are handed out — but there will be a boatload of performances, most with more than one marquee musician on stage at a time.

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