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Gangsta Rap Swap Meet Proprietor Wan Joon Kim Has Died

Kim sold some of the earliest work of DJ Quik, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E in the mid-1980s, when few knew them and fewer stores would sell their music.
WAMU 88.5 presents an Irish music special in recognition of St. Patrick's Day, hosted by Dick Spottswood.
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'Three Little Birds': Bringing Bob Marley To The Theatrical Stage

Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Center will sweep audiences to Jamaica this spring, as it presents Three Little Birds: a world-premiere musical combining Bob Marley's music with his daughter's children's book of the same name.

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2013 SXSW Standouts

Musicians from all over the world are bringing their talents to the South by Southwest festival in Austin. Host Michel Martin gets a taste of the standouts. She speaks with Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreas, the hosts of NPR's Alt Latino Podcast.
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Irish Music

Kojo explores the legacy of traditional Irish music in modern America and why it still resonates with so many people without Irish heritage.

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The Ale That Men Brew: Iron Maiden Serves Up A Beer

Three decades after giving the world The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden is poised to release its latest work — and it's a beer. "As a fan of traditional English cask beer, I thought this could actually be something really exciting," singer Bruce Dickinson says.
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The Moving Sidewalks: Where The British Invasion Met Texas Blues

Before he became the guitarist for ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons was in a band called the Moving Sidewalks that just missed its shot at stardom. The album the Moving Sidewalks never released in the late 1960s was released in late 2012 and is very much a period piece, albeit a very well-made one.
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African Diva Kidjo Empowered By 'Bad Religion'

Grammy-winning singer Angelique Kidjo is considered Africa's greatest living diva. She says music is her outlet for pleasure and activism. Kidjo shares some of the songs that have inspired her over the years.

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