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Six Pics: Santigold At Fillmore Silver Spring

Santigold visited the Fillmore Silver Spring Friday night for the last stop on her North American tour promoting her recent album, 99¢. Her set showcased her unique blend of dancehall, hip...
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Santana On 'Black Magic Woman,' A Pioneering Cultural Mashup

The band's leader and original drummer explain how a group house in 1960s San Francisco produced a groundbreaking union of Afro-Carribean rhythms, rock and jazz.
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Premiere: Indie Folker Emily Henry Tells A Tiny Story On ‘Hands’

Emily Henry is taking baby steps. She jokes that she won’t be a real songwriter until she’s written 100 songs. She’s written 70 so far — and this month, she releases six of them on her debut EP....
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Notorious FDA? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking

For its latest anti-tobacco campaign, the Food and Drug Administration wants to harness hip-hop swagger to reach minority teens — who disproportionately suffer the consequences of smoking.
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Refresh Your Exercise Playlist With New Music From Alt.Latino

It's hard to get exercise when you don't have great tunes to pump you up. Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras of NPR's Alt.Latino podcast share their new workout playlist with NPR's Melissa Block.
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How One Man Made The Eiffel Tower Sing

Some see the Eiffel Tower as a feat of architecture, or the symbol of a great world capital. Composer Joseph Bertolozzi sees one big percussion instrument.
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Musician Lera Lynn On The Joy Of Creepy

The singer and multi-instrumentalist, who also appeared in the second season of HBO's True Detective, has a new album out called Resistor.
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Digital Pan Flutes And Marvin Gaye: The Blissed-Out Rise Of Kygo

The 24-year-old Norwegian recently set a record on Spotify, exceeding a billion streams faster than any artist before him — and his debut album isn't even out yet.
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Power Trio Mixes Old And New, And The Result Is 'Perfection'

Jazz stars David Murray, Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington first played together last year in New York. Now they come together with the new album, Perfection. Critic Kevin Whitehead has a review.
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Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country

On A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Simpson focuses on bringing beauty and a sentimental spirit to his buzzed-about country sound. The album is meant to be a musical letter to his wife and son.

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