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Joe Henry On Marriage And The Songs That Embody It

The singer, songwriter and super-producer joins NPR's Don Gonyea in-studio to discuss his new album, Invisible Hour, and perform a few songs live.
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Ani Cordero Pays Tribute To The History Of Latin Protest Music

A founder of the Latin rock band Pistolera, Cordero uses her new solo album, Recordar, to shed light on a time in Latin American history when important voices were silenced.
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Classical Dub-Step Violin Finds Its Audience

America's Got Talent judges told the dancing hip-hop violinist Lindsey Stirling that her career had no hope, but she proved them wrong. She tells NPR's Scott Simon about her new album, Shatter Me.
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D.C.'s Musical Ecosystem

How are musicians in the D.C. area finding ways to meet, rehearse and perform at a time when housing costs are skyrocketing and the number of venues is dwindling? Kojo gets a check up on the health of the area's musical ecosystem.

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The Future of the Fort Reno Concert Series

Kojo chats with the organizer of a long-running concert series in Washington, D.C. about its uncertain future.

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From West Africa to Baltimore: New Exhibit Explores The History Of The Banjo

From the 1730s through the 1830s, you could find more banjos in Maryland's Chesapeake region than anywhere else in North America.

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Global Sound, Local Impact: Son Jarocho In The Nation’s Capital

Every week, an eclectic group gathers in a cramped community center in Mount Pleasant to learn and play traditional folk music from Mexico's Caribbean coast.

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Ending on a High Note: NSO Players Look Back

This summer the National Symphony Orchestra says goodbye to seven members, who collectively made 251 years of music with the group. Kojo sits down with three retiring NSO players to talk about music, memories and moving on.

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New York Philharmonic's Lead Fiddler Rests His Bow

Glenn Dicterow became the youngest concertmaster in New York Philharmonic history in 1980, when he was just 31. After spending more than half his life leading the violin section, he says goodbye.
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What's Worth $45 Million — Or More? One Viola

The sale of the most expensive musical instrument in history could be announced Wednesday. And it's a viola. (Will the viola jokes stop now?)

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