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Remembering Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett's Pianist

The longtime piano accompanist and musical director accidentally broke the hit "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." But he was also the driving force behind the style Bennett is best known for.
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'American Pie' Lyrics Sell At Auction For $1.2 Million

An anonymous buyer gets the manuscript which is 16 pages of a mix of handwritten and typed drafts — including notes. The papers may give new insight into what Don McLean wanted the song to mean.
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Review: Billy Kelly And Molly Ledford, 'Trees'

NPR's Stefan Shepherd reviews the children's album Trees by Billy Kelly and Molly Ledford.
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Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Most artists belong to their times. But Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present.
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Lord Huron Wants You To Dance At The Apocalypse

The band's new album, Strange Trails, spins around a strong visual theme, with an imagined cast of characters that "collide sometimes" in Ben Schneider's world.
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Philip Glass On Legacy: 'The Future ... It's All Around Us'

For the composer, life is how the past and the future connect. Glass' new memoir, Words Without Music, looks back on his childhood, travels through Asia and when his music provoked violence.
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Cassandra Wilson 'Couldn't Wait' To Reinvent The Billie Holiday Songbook

On Coming Forth By Day, one of today's premier jazz singers pays an imaginative tribute to one of her idols, born 100 years ago. As Wilson says, a simple imitation "would be almost insulting."
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Tobias Jesso Jr. Explains His Swift Ascent From Rock Bottom

The Adele-endorsed piano man tells Rachel Martin how a very bad week turned into a very good year.
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Exploring Songs In Native Languages From Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia

When you think of Latin American music, you may think of songs in Spanish or Portuguese. This week, Jasmine Garsd of NPR's Alt.Latino brings NPR's Rachel Martin music sung in indigenous languages.
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After One Very Bad Week, Tobias Jesso Jr. Finds His Voice

Canadian musician Tobias Jesso Jr. is having great success with his debut album, Goon. But he had to bottom out with a terrible week in Los Angeles. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the musician.

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