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Storm Scores: Finding Poignant Reminders In Water-Damaged Music

The studio of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop was hit by Hurricane Sandy. When she conducts some water-damaged scores in the future, she'll have wrinkled reminders of the fragility of life and the redemptive power of music.

Taylor Swift: 'My Confidence Is Easy To Shake'

At 22, Swift is one of the biggest commercial forces in pop music. She tells NPR's Guy Raz that she's stopped worrying about whether her songs are too personal: "If I let my fans into my life and my feelings," she says, "it turns out they have all those things, too, and it kind of connects us."

Radio Tanzania: A Disappearing History On Tape

A group is trying to save the station's massive tape archive: music, poetry, drama and speeches that tell the story of the East African nation since before its independence.

Afghan Whigs On World Cafe

One of the most critically respected bands of the '90s has reunited for live performances.
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Local Doctor Blends Medicine And Music

Chevy Chase resident Phillip Pearl has two great passions: medicine and music. And he's managed to pursue successful careers in both domains.


Neil Young Still Vital On 'Psychedelic Pill'

Whenever things get too cozy on Psychedelic Pill, Crazy Horse is there to rearrange the furniture. When the singing stops and Young falls into one of the band's epic guitar journeys, the music positively erupts.