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Kat Edmonson On World Cafe

Singing standards, the Texas native can move from a lilting falsetto to a raspy growl with ease.
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Bibi Tanga: Where Afropop Meets Walt Whitman

The African singer says his new record 40 Degrees of Sunshine draws from Afrobeat, French pop and transcendentalist poetry. He says his tour of the U.S. is a bit of a homecoming for him.
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Feminist Punk Band, Imprisoned For Five Months, Gets Next Gig: Russian Courtroom

Three members of the band, which staged a protest of Vladimir Putin in a Russian Orthodox cathedral in February, face up to seven years in prison. They pleaded not guilty on Monday.
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This Time, R. Kelly Burns With (Relatively Chaste) Passion

The prolific, often risque crooner's fourteenth album explores sounds from earlier eras with surprising restraint.
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MoZella: Recording An Homage To The Motor City

On her latest record, the Detroit-born singer teams up with songwriting veteran Brian Holland to pay tribute to the Motown sound.
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Olympic Mashups Make The Mood In London

Olympic officials asked sound artist DJ Earworm to create themed mixes to be played at venues, stadiums and arenas throughout London during the 2012 Games. The result: some unlikely pop pairings that span genres and generations.

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