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'The Last Five Years' Returns To New York

A cult-favorite musical, The Last Five Years is a semi-autobiographical look at one couple's failed marriage. A revival hits off-Broadway this week, and the show's creator Jason Robert Brown joins host Jacki Lyden to talk about the last 11 years of the little show that could.
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Hiromi: Finding Music In The Daily Din

The Japanese pianist's latest album begins with a tribute to a sound she's never liked: the chime of an alarm clock.
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Tadd Dameron, A Jazz Master With A 'Lyrical Grace'

Dameron was a composer and pianist who fused the sophisticated arrangements of the Big Band era with bebop's complex harmonies. A new biography shines a light on the too-brief life of the man known as "The Architect of Bop."
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Dave Grohl Finds Music's Human Element — In A Machine

The Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters founder says he wouldn't be the musician he is today if not for one piece of equipment in a now-shuttered L.A. studio. Rediscovering it, and connecting with other musicians who shared the honor, is the subject of his new documentary, Sound City: Reel to Real.
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Singer/Songwriter, Author And Activist Carole King (Rebroadcast)

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King on her decades-long career in music, her work for women’s rights and environmental advocacy.

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Britain's Brass Bands: A Working-Class Tradition On The Wane

In the 19th and 20th centuries, nearly every coal mine in the U.K. had a brass band. They were intended to keep workers out of trouble, and were a matter of civic pride for local communities. Today, some say that without funding, the bands could become a thing of the past.

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