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How To Break Up With Attitude, According To Norah Jones

The Grammy-winning singer's new album, Little Broken Hearts, is loosely based on her own love life. Hear David Greene's interview with Jones for NPR's Morning Edition.
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On Jazz Day, Jason Moran Makes The Case For Relevance

UNESCO recently set April 30 as a day to raise awareness of jazz music, and its potential as a cross-cultural unifier. But in the U.S., the audience is aging, and the music fails to connect with younger generations. Jason Moran, the Kennedy Center's artistic adviser for jazz, hopes to change that.
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A Sure-Footed Collection Of 'African Blues'

A new anthology from the Putumayo label celebrates the variations in African blues. Critic Milo Miles says the collection is delicate, airy and strong all the way through.
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Marvin Sapp: Surviving Loss, 'Keeping It Moving'

The gospel music star lost his wife to cancer in 2010. His new album, I Win, is a tribute to her.
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'Canada's Sweetheart' Builds On American Standards

"If somebody doesn't start writing more songs in the tradition of that great songbook, what's going to happen?" singer-songwriter Jill Barber asks. "They're just going to get older and older and dustier."
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Carrie Underwood: Country's 'Good Girl' Goes Dark

The American Idol winner is now a superstar, tied with Reba McEntire for the most No. 1 singles by a female country artist. Her fourth album, Blown Away, is a little stormier than her previous work.

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