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Two Princes: The Purple One Returns In Stereo

Two new albums, a solo effort and a collaboration with the band 3RDEYEGIRL, mark Prince's return to the studio. Tom Moon says that only one fully captures what an explosive performer he can still be.
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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Grab yourself two free handfuls of new tunes selected by our panel of public-radio hosts, including new music from King Tuff, Sarah Jaffe, Frazey Ford, The Gotobeds, Hollie Cook and more.
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Three Quick Lessons From The Violin Wunderkind Who Became A Master

At 46, Joshua Bell leads nine young musicians in the 30-minute HBO documentary Masterclass. Here, the violinist gives advice on finding yourself in the music.
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Tsapiky: Dance Music Fit For A Funeral

In the West, we're used to hearing dance music at weddings. In southern Madagascar, guests might hear tsapiky, a regional guitar-band music, at funerals, as well as any other number of ceremonies.
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How Did 'Bailando' Become A Spanglish Crossover Hit?

Enrique Iglesias' catchy song went to No. 1 on the Latin streaming charts before jumping to the Billboard Hot 100. It's hardly the first crossover hit — but demographic shifts might be at play too.
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An Inviting Apocalypse: John Luther Adams On 'Become Ocean'

John Luther Adams' Pulitzer Prize-winning composition, Become Ocean, evokes the end of the world — but it also welcomes us to take a swim.
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Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.
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The Atlanta Symphony Lockout Continues, Musicians Picket On Peachtree Street

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was supposed to open its fall season last week but, in a scenario that has become familiar, contentious contract negotiations led to a lockout of musicians.
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Digging Through The Latin Grammy Nominations: Who's Worth Checking Out

Alt.Latino co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd stop by to talk Latin Grammy nominations.
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Album Takes Marty Stuart From Saturday Rock To Sunday Gospel

From the honky-tonk to the house of worship, country music legend Marty Stuart's got you covered. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Stuart about his new double album, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning.

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