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At 90, 'Fiddler' Lyricist Tells His Story

"Any successful lyricist has to be part playwright and has to be able to put himself into the minds and the hearts and the souls of the characters," Sheldon Harnick tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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Album Review: 'Everyday Robots'

Tom Moon reviews the solo album by Blur and Gorillaz frontman, Damon Albarn. The new album, called Everyday Robots, examines the human toll of our ever-present technology.
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The Public School Where The Duke Lives On

Nowhere is the legacy of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington — among the greatest composer/bandleaders in history — more profound than at the Washington, D.C., arts high school that bears his name.
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Johnnyswim: A Husband And Wife On A 'Constant Adventure'

Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez met in Nashville, started writing songs together and fell in love — maybe in that order. Their band Johnnyswim is about to release its first full album, Diamonds.
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Album Review: 'Ya Nass'

Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan redefines the concept of Middle Eastern music. Her debut album, Ya Nass, seamlessly fuses her roots in punk rock and techno with traditional Arabic sounds. Reviewer Banning Eyre says she is one of the most free-thinking and inventive artists singing in Arabic today.
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Reliving 'Dylan's Gospel': Bob's Songs Transformed

In 1969, music producer Lou Adler assembled LA's top background singers for a gospel reading of Bob Dylan songs. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with Adler and Merry Clayton about the album's re-release.
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Brian Blade Finds A 'Landmark' In His Shreveport Roots

Drummer Brian Blade has recorded with artists Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Herbie Hancock. But he's also a composer. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to him about his new album, Landmarks.
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Alt Rockers Stone Roses Hailed As Among Britain's Best

The Stone Roses released their debut album in 1989. It's still popular in the U.K., but not in the U.S. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Colin Fleming about why the album deserves another listen.
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René Marie On Singing, Sex And The Importance Of Being Eartha

Performing Eartha Kitt's music, the jazz singer says, isn't just hero worship: It's a window into how power, seduction and vulnerability intertwine.
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A Millionaire Saves The Silenced Symphonies Of Pakistan

Once upon a time, Lahore was home to a booming film industry and studio musicians to match. Now, the sounds of Lollywood have made a comeback, thanks to a jazz fan — who's also a philanthropist.

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