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On A Majestic Debut, Emotions Hide In Plain Sight

Natalie Prass writes intimate, confessional songs with a lush, orchestral sound. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her debut album.

The Cold Wrath Of Nature, Given Operatic Voice

The new opera Everest tells the story of a real-life expedition on world's highest mountain — and the unforgiving blizzard that interrupted it.

On The Grammy Stage, Collaborations Will Rule

During a Grammy telecast that's over three hours, only a dozen or so awards are handed out — but there will be a boatload of performances, most with more than one marquee musician on stage at a time.
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The Bounce: The Week In Music News From WAMU's Bandwidth

Missy Elliott wins the week in music, the Washington Post analyzes a potential Grammy win by Iggy Azaelia, important questions are asked about the D.C. band Paperhaus, and Washingtonian goes inside the famous, long-gone Quonset.


Dylan The Crooner

Bob Dylan's new album casts the folk icon in an unusual role: Shadows in the Night features 10 songs previously recorded by Frank Sinatra.

Prolific Songwriter Rose Marie McCoy Was Largely Unknown

Rose Marie McCoy was one of the most prolific songwriters of last century, though her name is not well known. She died last month at the age of 92.

To Promote A New Album, Bob Dylan Gave His Only Interview To ... The AARP?

"He thought that this record would be more appreciated by people who have more wisdom and experience in life," says Bob Love, editor in chief of AARP The Magazine.

'We Need Her': At The Super Bowl, Missy Elliott's Incredible Return

The rapper and producer hasn't released an album of new songs since 2005, but on Sunday night her old hits were more than enough.

Talking With Hey Rosetta!, A Great Big Band From Newfoundland

The orchestral seven-piece hails from a sprawling Canadian island not known for its indie rock. Rachel Martin speaks with singer Tim Baker about how the band has nonetheless made a name for itself.

A Portrait Of The Boy Band As Grown Men: Backstreet Boys' New Documentary

Nick Carter and A.J. McLean discuss how life has changed for themselves and their bandmates in 20 years of making music together.