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For Opera Powerhouse Dolora Zajick, 'Singing Is Connected To The Body'

The mezzo-soprano discovered opera as a 22-year-old pre-med student. She took "a crack at a singing career" and has been at the Metropolitan Opera for 25 years. Now she's helping emerging singers.
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Jazz Composer Tries Something New With 'A Trumpet In The Morning'

Musician Marty Ehrlich doesn't play much on his new album; instead, he conducts an ensemble that performs his compositions. He tells Fresh Air about his first album devoted to his orchestral music.
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For Foster The People Frontman, Fame And Isolation

David Greene talks to Mark Foster of Foster the People about the band's second album, Supermodel.
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'Rebel Music': When Hip-Hop Met Islam

From Afrika Bambaataa to Public Enemy and beyond, hip-hop has long been a culture to which young urban Muslims around the world can relate.
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Tycho: Music By A Visual Imagineer

On the new album Awake, Scott Hansen has taken his passion for design and merged it with his interest in ambient music.
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A Fresh Vocalist From The Same School As Adele, Winehouse

Zara McFarlane is a young jazz singer from the U.K. who has been compared to Nina Simone. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Zara about her unusual voice technique.
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Rapper, Mother, Superstar: Ana Tijoux Finds Her Words

In her latest album, French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux finds inspiration in the birth of her child and the complexities of womanhood. She shares her thoughts on making music that's universal.
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Israel's Orthodox Ravers Are On A Holy Mission To Dance

Na Nach is an ultra-Orthodox sect of Judaism with a techno soundtrack. Na Nachs consider having fun a spiritual duty — whether at a wedding or a busy intersection.
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Box Set Illustrates Clifford Jordan's Impeccable Taste In Musicians

Starting in the late 1960s, the jazz saxophonist produced a series of recordings that came out on the musicians-owned Strata-East label. Those seven albums are now collected in a box set.
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Kickstarter Campaign Begins For Neil Young's Music Player

Young announced his long-planned, high-fidelity audio player, Pono, on Tuesday at SXSW. But at a time when music streaming is overtaking downloads, will anybody want it?

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