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The Catchy Songs Of Eurovision Transcend Europe's Divided Politics

Eurovision: Love it, hate it, or have no idea what we're talking about? With tensions high in Ukraine, Russian performers are facing the music at the kitschy singing contest.
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The Music Of Oak And Forest Sprite Blend In Sylvan Esso

Delicate folk vocals combine with thumping electronics in Sylvan Esso's debut album. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the duo of Amelia Heath and Nick Sanborn.
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Ben Harper Teams Up With Mom For 'Childhood Home'

Ben Harper comes from a musical family that goes back generations. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the folk musician and his mother, Ellen, about a their new collaboration, Childhood Home.
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D.C. Jazz History

Even before jazz came into its own, D.C. was a hub of black music, with clubs along U Street drawing racially diverse crowds in a city that was otherwise segregated. As jazz developed and artists from and traveling through the District...

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Todd Terje: Supreme Leisure On The Dancefloor

The producer grew up in a rural town in the south of Norway. He gave astrophysics a try but his DJ career took off, and now he produces underground hits year after year.
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'Penny Dreadful' Is Wonderful, But 'Rosemary's Baby' Is Dreadful

Critic David Bianculli reviews the two new TV programs in the horror genre competing for viewers and attention: NBC's modern-day remake of Rosemary's Baby and Showtime's Victorian Penny Dreadful.
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Dolly Parton's Long Journey Home

The poor country gal who stormed Hollywood and built Dollywood says her career has come full circle. Parton speaks with NPR's David Greene about her new album and what hasn't changed in 50 years.
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When Lyrics Get Posted Online, Who Gets Paid?

There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?
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Well Into Spring, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Keeps The Charts Cool

The soundtrack to Disney's Frozen has been the biggest-selling album of 2014, topping the Billboard album chart for 13 weeks.
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Former D.C. Rapper Finds Satisfaction In Everyday Life

These days, Tonya Pointer leads a pretty normal life. But she once toured the world as the rapper "Nonchalant."

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