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LISTEN: At Hirshhorn, An Exhibit For Audio Adventurers

The ninth annual "Sound Scene" turns the Hirshhorn museum into a sonic playground.
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In Colombia, Preserving Songs That Tell Stories

Vallenato, traditional music from Colombia, was immortalized in One Hundred Years Of Solitude and popularized by superstar singer Carlos Vives. Betto Arcos tells its story from the Vallenato Festival.
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Behind The Black Power Goddess: Betty Davis' Early Demos Released

Betty Davis was already gaining attention as Betty Mabry in the late 1960s when she met Miles Davis. He produced legendary sessions for her that have never been released — until now.
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At Former Al Capone Hangout, The Hammond B3 Is The Star

These days the Green Mill is a respectable jazz club. As part of the series "Musicians In Their Own Words" producer David Schulman introduces us to Chris Foreman who plays the Hammond B3.
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Timmy Sells His Soul, Bumper Jacksons

Songs featured July 3, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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The Scotch Bonnets, ROM

Songs featured July 1, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Pilesar, Zenon Slawinski

Songs featured July 2, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Lock Screen: At These Music Shows, Phones Go In A Pouch And Don’t Come Out

Before the folk rock band The Lumineers released their newest album, Cleopatra, in April, they played a series of secret shows. Emphasis here on “secret.”...
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After 7 Years, Maxwell Is Back At It With 'blackSUMMERS'night'

The R&B singer can work fast — he recorded two of the tracks on his new album totally off the cuff. So why did the album take so long to make? "Well, because you gotta live something," he says.
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A Spicey British Invasion Began 20 Years Ago This Week

Renee Montagne and David Greene remember when the Spice Girls released their debut single in Europe. Scary, Posh, Baby, Sporty and Ginger would soon spice up the American music industry.

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