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Aoife O'Donovan: Digging Up Musical 'Fossils'

The singer, best known as the voice of the alt-bluegrass band Crooked Still, is releasing her solo debut, full of songs from and inspired by the Irish folk tradition she grew up with.

Justin Bieber Destined For Outer Space

The pop star has booked a seat on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, following in the footsteps of fellow celebrities Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie.

Peter Pan And Don Quixote Find The 'Home Of Song'

Paul Spring's first album of family music draws from his own childhood, as well as Mark Twain's.
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Women Relish Roles On D.C.'s Newest Football Team

We'll meet the players behind the newly-formed Washington Prodigy, a professional tackle football team for women.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Rookies

As summer interns descend upon the District, we tip our hats to the newbies, novices and neophytes among us.


The Cliburn Competition After Van

Founded in 1962, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition continues this year without the presence of its iconic namesake. But organizers and contestants believe the contest — as well as its high standards and ability to boost careers — will remain.

Parquet Courts On World Cafe

The Brooklyn indie-rock band introduces three never-before-heard songs in the World Cafe studio.