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After One Very Bad Week, Tobias Jesso Jr. Finds His Voice

Canadian musician Tobias Jesso Jr. is having great success with his debut album, Goon. But he had to bottom out with a terrible week in Los Angeles. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the musician.

Violinist Hilary Hahn Remembers Her Earliest Influences

The internationally celebrated soloist convinced violinist Klara Berkovich to teach her when she was just five years old. Student and teacher join NPR's Arun Rath to reflect on their relationship.

'The Man From Muscle Shoals' On Shame And FAME

Producer and FAME Studios founder Rick Hall discusses growing up poor in rural Alabama and crafting the unmistakable Muscle Shoals sound.

Bringing Mothers In Prison Closer To Their Children, Through Music

Mothers in prison rarely get a chance to see or touch their children — or sing them a lullaby. A group of professional musicians is helping female inmates in New York City to create those connections.

Little Simz Keeps Her Eye On The Throne

At 21, English rapper Little Simz knows she's destined for big things. Then again, she always did. "Sometimes I look into the audience and I see people singing my lyrics like they wrote it," she says.
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Wish Granted: U Street Will Shut Down For Funk Parade In May

D.C. will shut down U Street NW for the parade on May 2. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made the announcement Friday morning.


Review: Sufjan Stevens, 'Carrie & Lowell'

NPR's music critic Will Hermes reviews the deeply personal new album by Sufjan Stevens titled Carrie & Lowell.

In Her Life After John, Cynthia Lennon Didn't Stop Loving Him

John Lennon's first wife died Wednesday at 75. In 1985, Cynthia Lennon talked with Fresh Air about her marriage to John, going on tour to America, and meeting Yoko Ono.
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Whatever Happened To Herb From Peaches & Herb? He's Been Here In D.C. All Along

Herb Feemster is a security officer in D.C. now. But back in the day, he had a string of hits as part of Peaches & Herb.


The 2 Filmmakers Behind The Who

In 1960s London, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp approached a young band to be the subjects of their first film. As a new documentary explains, they ended up managing rock royalty.