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Exiled From Iran, A Singer Makes The Case For Beauty

In the Islamic Republic, a woman is typically not allowed to sing solos in public unless she performs for an all-female audience and is accompanied by an all-female band. The Iranian singer known as Hani is pursuing her dream in Iraq.

Guitar God Richard Thompson Plays 'Electric,' Acoustic

The folk-rock legend, now 45 years into his career, plays songs from his new album, Electric.

Women Of Grunge Reclaim Rock History In 'These Streets'

Two years ago, the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind sparked a slew of retrospectives about the Seattle grunge scene. But those narratives left something out: the influence of women. A new play by Gretta Harley and Sarah Rudinoff aims to update the historical record.
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Pump Me Up

A new exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery explores D.C.’s subculture of graffiti, go-go, hardcore punk music and the influences that live on today.


The Floacist: A Soul Poet Says Yes To Moving On

Natalie Stewart, best known as half of the British duo Floetry, discusses that group's breakup and her new solo album.

Lady Lamb The Beekeeper Emerges From Behind The Counter

On her first studio album, Ripely Pine, singer-songwriter Aly Spaltro transforms a batch of solo recordings into full-band arrangements that explore the juxtaposition between lyrical content and musical tone.