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Six Pics: Murder By Death And Kevin Devine At 9:30 Club

When Indiana’s Murder by Death kicked off its set Friday at D.C.’s 9:30 Club with a cello-enhanced cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” it brought out all of the feels. But Murder By Death...
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Ivy Leaguers In Love: The Giddy Folk-Pop Of Handsome Hound

You understand more about Claire Daviss and Cuchulain Kelly’s playful relationship just by listening to their music. The couple’s band, Handsome Hound, makes catchy, good-natured tunes that radiate...
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Beyond 'Mrs. Jones': Billy Paul's Music You Might Not Have Heard

Two things help explain Billy Paul's unique vocal style: his early dreams of playing saxophone, and his emulation of female jazz singers such as Billie Holiday.
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Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Is Defiant In The Midst Of Upheaval

The story she's telling this time, that of a woman wronged, is universal, but the way she's delivered it is a crystal-clear representation of the black female experience.
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'Wake Up You!' Explores The Transitional, Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Of Nigeria

In the 1970s, a crop of young rock bands with "a new sense of fury and fuzz" arose in the aftermath of the country's civil war, says historian Uchenna Ikonne.
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Beyoncé Surprises The World Again With New Visual Album 'Lemonade'

Surprise has become a signature move for the superstar, who dropped her sixth studio album during an HBO special Saturday. It follows a sweeping narrative arc of rage to redemption.
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Beyoncé Drops New Visual Album 'Lemonade'

Last night Beyonce dropped some new music on the world. NPR's Rachel Martin takes a moment to listen to it.
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I'm Not Sad About Prince, But Let Me Explain

NPR's Sarah McCammon grew up in a conservative evangelical home in the Midwest. When Prince died and purple filled her newsfeeds, she felt like an outsider watching a ritual she couldn't fully join.
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The Hackensaw Boys: Making Old-Time New Again

The Virginia string band has made its own brand of music since 1999. The members join NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the new album Charismo.
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In Fort Worth Opera's 'JFK,' A Tension Between Joy And Tragedy

The show tells the story of the last night of the president's life. "We took the myth of JFK and we really attempted to make him mortal," librettist Royce Vavrek says.

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