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Hearing Loss Can't Stop Musicians' Beat

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.

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Bluesman 'Honeyboy' Edwards Has Died

The 96-year-old guitarist was probably the last living link to Mississippi Delta blues.
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'Godfather Of Go-Go' Celebrates 75th Birthday

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.
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Va. Tech Professor Brings Minds, Machines Together In 'Laptop Orchestra'

Not all orchestras are made up of just cellos and violins. One composer in Virginia is making use of salad bowls and lawnmowers to create pieces for what he calls a "laptop orchestra."

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'Nighttime Mayor' Of Ocean City Lives His Dream Life

If you look at the sun visor covering Mike Beatty's shaggy hair, the Hawaiian shirt on his back, or the tattered Vans on his feet, "mayor" might not be the first word that comes to mind.

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Rock N Roll Hotel Revitalizes H Street Corridor

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.

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Bluegrass Legend Hazel Dickens To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

African acoustics and art, plus some extraordinary paintings of ordinary Dutch life circa the 1700s.

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