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Salsa Legend Cheo Feliciano Dies

One of the most respected figures in Latin music, the salsa singer had deep roots in both Puerto Rico and New York, where he influenced a younger generation of musicians.
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A Duo's Debut Album: A Collaboration From 'The Both'

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo began performing together in 2012, when Leo was Mann's opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. Their debut album is "The Both."
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Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro

The Secret Sisters' new album, Put Your Needle Down, displays their sophisticated, timeless sound and the country-twang influences of their hometown, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
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Perennial Co-Writer Returns With An Album Of His Own

Dan Wilson is your favorite songwriter's favorite co-writer, lending a pen to artists from Nas to Adele. But he also writes music for himself — and he joins the program to talk more about it.
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Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo OutKast launched what may be its farewell tour over the weekend at Coachella, but the group and its fans, who have waited a decade for the reunion, might not have the same expectations.
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Emicida: 'People Sample What Is Nearest To Them'

The rapper has earned a global name for fusing hip-hop, samba and Afro-Brazilian sounds with lyrics about the plight of Brazil's poor black and urban population.
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The Cross-Cultural Travels Of A Singing Doctor

When she's not touring the world with her band or playing impromptu sets on public transit, Rupa Marya is an internist at a San Francisco hospital.
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Throw-Back Harmonies Blend The Secret Sisters

Growing up in a church without access to musical instruments, Laura and Lydia Rogers learned the power of vocal harmony. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the duo called The Secret Sisters.
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Ted Leo And Aimee Mann On Ego, Humor And The Uncanny Valley

Alternative rock legends in their own right, the pair say their collaboration as The Both began with a shared obsession: a statue in Milwaukee that looks just a little too real.
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A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled high with ambition, self-reflection and fear. Conductor Marin Alsop shares her approach to Mahler's multilayered music.

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