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Stacy Barthe's 'BEcoming' Is A Story Of Near-Death And Rebirth

At 25, Barthe was already writing songs for pop stars, but life outside the studio felt like a battlefield. She speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about the hard road to her full-length debut.
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The Grateful Dead's Laid-Back, Yet Surprisingly Shrewd, Business Plan

Famous for its live jams, the band also benefited from spontaneity in its business dealings — especially once it realized fan loyalty could be used to create new fans.
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A Dazzling Tune For Summer Driving

On this week's Wingin' It, journalist and musician Sylvie Simmons talks to NPR's Lynn Neary to share her favorite road trip song, "Bohemian Rhapsody," by Queen.
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Diversify Your Playlist And Find The Song Of The Summer

As of now, there's no frontrunner for Song of the Summer. Ann Powers, NPR Music's critic and correspondent, talks to NPR's Lynn Neary about the open field and some songs that shouldn't be overlooked.
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Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams Step To The Mic, Together

He's from New York City; she's from rural Tennessee. But the husband and wife, each known for backing up roots music's biggest stars, make it work on their new album.
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From Jazz To Latin To R&B, NPR Music's Favorite Albums Of 2015 So Far

NPR's favorite albums of the year so far range from hip-hop to Latin music.
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Pokey LaFarge Mines His Midwestern Roots, Finds 'Something In The Water'

The singer-songwriter brings his acoustic guitar to the Fresh Air studio to sing some new songs as well as some of his favorites from the 1920s and '30s. Originally broadcast April 27, 2014.
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Simone Dinnerstein On A Trip To Cuba And Making Music Out Of Difficulty

David Greene talks to the pianist about her recent performance at a piano festival in Cuba — and a particularly stressful time in her life.
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Which Peruvian Artists To See At The Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Susana Baca,. Los Wembler’s de Iquitos and more suggestions from WAMU 88.5's Bandwidth.fm music site.
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In Virginia, July 1 Means A New 'Breeze' Of State Laws

There are two new state songs. Marijuana can now be used for epilepsy. Women can breastfeed in public. And a newly created Ethics Commission will keep begin operations.  Those and other laws signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe are taking effect.

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