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Ashley Monroe: Country Music Has Always 'Sliced Me In The Heart'

Still only in the early stages of her career, Monroe has already collaborated with Jack White, Wanda Jackson and Miranda Lambert. She speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin about her latest album, Like a Rose.
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A Male Belly Dancer, Social Activism On Instagram, 'Thriller'

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about an Instagram artist with a social conscience, one man breaking into the world of belly dancing, and the timeless innovation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
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Betto Arcos Brings The Heat From Brazil

KPFK's global music DJ recently visited Brazil, and he brings NPR's Arun Rath a stack of new music he discovered there.
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Midlake Makes The Most Of Its Leader's Departure

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Eric Pulido from the Denton, Texas band Midlake. The group, formed in 1999 by a group of jazz students from the University of North Texas, has rebooted — after the departure of lead singer Tim Smith — for a new album called Antiphon.
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Digital Music, In The Truest Sense

Like a tap dancer of the hands, Darren Drouin slaps, clicks, claps and snaps his way to YouTube stardom. He even includes a tutorial on "freestyle finger snapping" so you can snap your own tune.
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Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues

A furniture company recorded all of the top African-American blues and jazz performers of the 1920s. Despite its roster's firepower, the label folded after just 15 years in business. A new reissue project tries to recapture some of the Paramount Records magic.
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Marin Alsop At Home And Abroad

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Kojo talks with Alsop about upcoming concerts close to home and her forays onto the international stage.

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Terry Teachout: "Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington"

Wall Street Journal critic and author Terry Teachout joins Kojo to discuss the story behind the acclaimed American composer and his unusual process of composing.

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Legal Issues Settled, Dylan's Guitar May Sell For $500,000

There's reason to get excited if you're a fan: The guitar that some experts say Bob Dylan played when he went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is to be sold in December. It's one of the most famous instruments in rock 'n' roll history.
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Local Band Wheelie Works To Break World Record... In Underwear

The D.C. band Wheelie is organizing an event to break the world record for the most back-up dancers... who just happen to be in their underwear.

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