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Singer Becca Stevens Had To 'Pull The Trigger' On Her New Album

Stevens says it was hard to let go of her quest for perfection. But after a long creative process, Perfect Animal ended up "exactly how it was meant to be."
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It's Thin, It's Plastic, It's Back: Flexi Discs Find New Fans

In the '60s, the cheap music format was stocked in vending machines and embossed on cereal boxes. Now, magazines like Decibel and bands like Deerhoof are reviving the once-dead flexi disc.
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In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.
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Demand Increases For Vinyl Records

Saturday is World Record Day, a celebration of independent record stores. Jay Millar of United Record Pressing, says people have a connection to vinyl that you just can't get with a digital download.
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In Compton, Boogie Just Wants To Empower His Neighborhood

The rapper's son has changed Boogie's outlook on life: "I need to show him that he can be strong where he at and make a difference in this world."
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Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' Breaks Spotify Streaming Record

The song by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth broke the record this week for Spotify streams in a single day with 4.2 million plays.
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The Story Behind Mark Ronson's Hit Song 'Uptown Funk'

The producer says there was a moment when his co-writers thought, "Maybe this song wasn't meant to be." He also describes working with Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars.
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Review: Razia Said, 'Akory'

Imagine a country where most of the people are under 14 years old. Madagascar singer Razia Said lives in the U.S., but her songs tackle the challenges the African island nation faces.
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Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

Sledge is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
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How Asian-Americans Found A Home In The World Of K-Pop

For all the unique "Asian-ness" of K-pop, many of its stars are American-born and raised. And now that K-pop's gone global, Asian-American artists are more at home than ever.

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