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D.C.'s LGBT Marching Band Follows Its Own Beat for Three Decades

When D.C.'s Different Drummers was first created, it was designed to be a safe haven for people who felt alienated and, in some cases, rejected by mainstream society.

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WAMU's Bluegrass Country Turns 47: A Conversation With Katy Daley

Forty-seven years ago today, bluegrass music was first heard on the airwaves of WAMU. It's since grown into 24-hour programming heard across the region on WAMU's Bluegrass Country. Matt McCleskey spoke with long-time Bluegrass host, Katy Daley, on this 47th anniversary.
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On Its Confident Debut, Phox Puts A Reluctant Voice Front And Center

Phox frontwoman Monica Martin has an impeccable voice. But if it weren't for bandmate Matt Holmen and the rest of the Wisconsin band, it might have stayed hidden.
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On 'Remedy,' Old Crow Medicine Show Gets A Favor From Bob Dylan

"I learned more from Bob Dylan's songs than I did from any class, in any time, at any school in my life," singer Ketch Secor says.
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Belgian Singer Stromae Hopes To Bring French Flair To The U.S.

The dance music sensation is about to tour America, and many venues are already sold out. Host Michel Martin speaks to the pop star about how life has influenced his music.
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Park Service To Meet With Organizers Today Over Fort Reno Concert Series

The Fort Reno concert series has been scrapped this year following new National Park Service requirements. Organizers are meeting with NPS later today to see if a compromise can be reached.

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Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man'

Ahead of a new memoir, the rapper talks "real world" parenting, systemic racism, rhyming along to Mary J. Blige and being a celebrity in prison.
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Ocean City's Dew Tour Runs Up Against July 4 Celebration

The high-flying extreme sports in the Dew Tour brings Ocean City jobs and a boost to the economy, but this year it may run into Independence Day celebrations.

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Park Service Restrictions Will Force Changes To Folklife Festival

Fans of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and other events on the National Mall are calling for changes to the National Park Service's new restrictions that could change the character of events on "America's front yard."

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Joe Henry On Marriage And The Songs That Embody It

The singer, songwriter and super-producer joins NPR's Don Gonyea in-studio to discuss his new album, Invisible Hour, and perform a few songs live.

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