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Miracles Of Modern Science: No Guitars Necessary

The Miracles of Modern Science are a five-piece rock band whose members play upright bass, violin, mandolin, cello and drums. The Brooklyn group discusses rocking out with classical instrumentation, and performs live in NPR's Studio 4A.
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Robin Thicke: Heart And Soul In 'Love After War'

Thicke says many of the songs on his new album were inspired by his wife, actress Paula Patton.
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Christian McBride: Tackling Two Sides Of Jazz At Once

One of the rare jazz bassists to become a formidable bandleader, McBride has just released two albums: a set of intimate duets called Conversations with Christian, and a big-band affair called The Good Feeling.
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A Jazz Pianist Gets His Big Break — At Age 85

Boyd Lee Dunlop has relatives who have played with Thelonious Monk and other jazz greats. But he's never released an album himself until now.
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Classical Contemporaries Perform With A Ghost

To play the work of composer Manuel de Falla, musicians Zuill Bailey and Isabel Bayrakdarian have enlisted the late master himself — with a little help from digital technology.
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Mayer Hawthorne On World Cafe

The soul singer talks about his influences and Snoop Dogg's cameo on his new album, before playing a live set.

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