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Jazz Drummer Matt Wilson's 'Big Happy Family' Is Heartfelt And Harmonious

Wilson, who has been leading bands for 20 years, rounds up many of those players on his new tribute album. Critic Kevin Whitehead says Big Happy Family is full of humor and heart.
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G-Flux, Rare Essence

Songs featured June 14, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Take It From Teenage Band Nox: ‘Anyone Can Do This’

After a club gig, most bands would expect to get paid with money. But if you’re in a band of high schoolers, sometimes venues try to pay you with pizza....

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This Time, It Was Quiet: Fight Over Union Arts Dissipates As Artists Negotiate Exit

After four contentious hearings and more than three months, artists have agreed to vacate the D.C. building known as Union Arts next year. The agreement removes a major obstacle to the development...
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Speedwell, Baby Bry Bry

Songs featured June 10, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Lifted, Bellfount

Songs featured June 13, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Premiere: Vivid Lyricism And Bristling Guitars Define Thaylobleu’s Debut Album, ‘Oscars & Jellyfish’

When Terence Nicholson writes a song, he files it under one of two categories: oscar or jellyfish....
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Alt.Latino Takes On Classical Composers

Alt.Latino host Felix Contreras teams up with NPR classical music maven Tom Huizenga to talk about composers from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil, delighting host Linda Wertheimer.
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'It Wasn't Alternative To Us': Chazmere On Making Your Own Entertainment

The hip-hop artist's latest album shows two sides of his upbringing in the Bronx.
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Salman Rushdie's 'Shalimar The Clown' Is Now An Opera

Rushdie's tale of love and revenge has made its way to the stage. It premieres tonight at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

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