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An Immigrant's 'Star-Spangled Banner,' En Espanol

In 1945, the U.S. government commissioned a Peruvian immigrant to write a Spanish translation of the national anthem. It was lost to history until recently.
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During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future

American symphonies have just begun a new season — but many musicians around the country have yet to play a single note on stage.
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You, Too, Can Print Your Own Guitar

Industrial engineer Scott Summit dreamed of being a rock star. That didn't happen, but he did make an acoustic guitar out of nylon powder.
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Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'

Sing the Delta is the roots-folk singer-songwriter's first album of new songs in 16 years.
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Tift Merritt: A Singer With An Outsider's Heart

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter titled her latest album Traveling Alone — a reference, she says, to the value of being self-sustaining.

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