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Review: Sufjan Stevens, 'Carrie & Lowell'

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

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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.
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Musician Joni Mitchell Is 'Awake And In Good Spirits' In Intensive Care

The folk music icon was hospitalized in Los Angeles after being found unconscious in her home Tuesday.
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Jay Z's Music Service, Tidal, Arrives With A Splash, And Questions Follow

The premium streaming service, which will be owned in part by musicians, was unveiled in a star-packed ceremony. The first question it needs to answer: Can it attract listeners?
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Review: Courtney Barnett, 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit'

NPR music critic Will Hermes reviews an album that contains the best storytelling he's heard in a long time. It's the debut album from Courtney Barnett.
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Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

The Melbourne rocker makes her witty songcraft look easy. Performing and socializing, however, are a whole other battle.
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Big Data: Dance Floor Jams For The Cyber-Paranoid

The electronic act scored its first hit with "Dangerous," a hard-grooving single that exuded digital-age fears about privacy. Founder Alan Wilkis spoke with Rachel Martin about the new album 2.0.
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A Young Composer's Evening Prayers For Troubled Times

Missy Mazzoli and a host of collaborators — including Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche — use a Christian sunset service as a frame for meditation on modern life.

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