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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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Review: 'The Muscle Shoals Recordings,' SteelDrivers

NPR music critic Meredith Ochs reviews the new album from bluegrass band SteelDrivers titled The Muscle Shoals Recordings.
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Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs

Jerry Douglas, considered by many to be the best dobro player in the world, brings his instrument to the studio and talks about his new album, The Earls of Leceister, a tribute to Flatt and Scruggs.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 30, 2015

You can use your imagination to place yourself at a Grateful Dead concert or at a 1930s-era circus.

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Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will be free for only 3 months.
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'BrotherLee Love' Offers A Fearless, Fresh Tribute To Trumpeter Lee Morgan

Terell Stafford and his quintet bring a warm and hefty tone to a tribute album honoring the late Philadelphia horn player Lee Morgan. Kevin Whitehead says the new album is risky — but successful.
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With 'Traveller,' A Songwriter Steps Out From Country's Backstage

After years of writing hits for stars like Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton has released an album that's entirely his own.
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The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

Singer Vanessa Bley and former Sade collaborator Stuart Matthewman make up the new cocktail jazz band Twin Danger, which has been causing a scene with its self-titled debut and live shows.
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The Villalobos Brothers Match Music With Frida Kahlo

Asked to accompany an exhibit of Kahlo's work, the sibling band drew equally from traditional Mexican music and themes of modern struggle.

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