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A Record Label With A Midas Touch

Tiny XL Recordings, the home of Adele, Vampire Weekend, the XX and just a few more, has become among the most relevant record labels in the world while releasing just a few albums each year.
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Music Review: 'Can You Canoe'

A month-long trip down the mighty Mississippi river is the inspiration behind the Okee Dokee Brothers' latest album Can You Canoe? The mix of fun song-writing and folksy rhythms takes the younger listeners on an adventurous trip from the river's headwaters in Minnesota to the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis.
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Bankrupt At Home, Philly Orchestra Looks To China

When the Philadelphia Orchestra first visited China four decades ago, it was a prestigious, well-funded institution performing in a poor, underdeveloped nation. Now the orchestra is emerging from bankruptcy and hoping that an increasingly wealthy China can provide new streams of revenue.
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Paying Tribute To San Francisco DJ Cheb I Sabbah

For decades, San Francisco DJ Cheb i Sabbah has explored numerous fusions and reconfigurations of North African, Middle Eastern and Indian music styles. He's now in the midst of a health crisis, and many of his musician friends are lending support through a benefit album.
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Michelle Obama's Workout Jams: 'I Really Mix It Up'

When you're the first lady, squeezing in a workout between briefings and state dinners can be tricky. Obama says that when she's selecting her exercise music, variety is key.

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