A new book by members of a local non-profit combines two things you might not normally pair up: making music and hearing loss. For these musicians, there were ways to keep the music playing even after losing their hearing.
Chuck Brown says turning 75 is a wonderful feeling. He's also thrilled about receiving a tribute from the National Symphony Orchestra during a concert next month. He and NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke discuss music with host Michel Martin. Brown even plays some music that influenced his style.
The H Street corridor in Northeast D.C. was devastated by the 1968 riots in Washington, and struggled for decades afterward. But the area is in a period of revitalization now -- prompted in part by development around the Rock and Roll Hotel -- which turns five this fall.
Hazel Dickens -- the bluegrass music legend -- is receiving the Washington Monument Award for Lifetime Achievement Saturday. The award will be presented Saturday at the D.C. Bluegrass Festival, which is sponsored by WAMU's Bluegrass Country.
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