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The Minnesota Orchestra's Labor Dispute Is Over. What's Next?

Musicians and management ended a 15-month standoff on Tuesday night, with each side offering some concessions. Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr found out what people are saying on the ground.
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The Soul Singer Who Never Quite Made It

There was a time when people in the know in Memphis described James Govan as Otis Redding's natural successor. A new compilation collects some of his unreleased recordings.
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VIDEO: Springsteen, Fallon Do 'Gov. Christie Traffic Jam'

The New Jersey governor gets skewered by NBC's late-night comic and The Boss. Check out their "Born to Run" parody about the scandal surrounding Christie's staff.
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Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

After 15 months, management and the musicians have agreed on a contract that will settle their dispute. The performers agreed to pay cuts and to pay more of their health care expenses. Management did not get concessions that were as large as they first sought.
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The 'Ode To Joy' As A Call To Action

Melissa Block talks with Kerry Candaele, director of the documentary Following the Ninth. The film explores how Beethoven's Ninth Symphony continues to "offer hope in an unhappy world."
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Uneven But Vital, Bruce Springsteen Has 'High Hopes'

His 18th album is a mixed-bag assortment of covers and originals brimming with undimmed eagerness.
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A Big 'Frozen' Ballad Speaks To Tweens

How popular is the latest Disney animated musical with its target demographic? One measure: Two different versions of the song "Let It Go" are currently in the Billboard Top 40.
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The Case Against Hugging, Dead Authors, Sharon Jones

In this week's podcast, we hear a researcher's objections to hugging, comedian Paul F. Tompkins brings authors back from the dead, and Sharon Jones beats cancer and releases a long-awaited album.
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'No Music, No Headphones': Sharon Jones On Getting Through Cancer

When the R&B bandleader fell ill last year, she didn't just stop singing: She stopped listening. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Jones about returning to the stage and the long-delayed new album Give the People What They Want.
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Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI For Targeting Fans

Fans of the band Insane Clown Posse, known as Juggalos, were classified as a gang by the FBI in 2011. Now the band and four fans have filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice and the FBI. NPR's Rachel Martin talks about the suit with journalist Patrick Flanary, who covered the suit for Rolling Stone magazine.

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