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ABBA's 1970s Costumes Decidedly Worth The Tax Break

ABBA singer Bjorn Ulvaeus has revealed a secret behind the band's costumes. It was not only fashion that determined their sartorial choices.
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New Orleans Piano Legend's Home Finally Restored After Katrina

The former home of a New Orleans musical great Professor Longhair was severely damaged by Katrina. It was recently restored by local nonprofits, and now his daughter and her son, who are homeless, plan to move back in.
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Playing To The Rafters, Singing Like A Man Possessed

Konrad Wert is a one-man band of sorts, known to his fans as Possessed By Paul James. He performs live at NPR's headquarters.
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Teen Pop Idol Attracts Extra Fans To UK Soccer Match

One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson played for UK Soccer club Doncaster Rovers in a reserve game this week against Rotherham United. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with BBC's Andy Kershaw about the game.
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From Recife, Brazil, 3 Rhythms Get The Carnival Party Started

The descendants of the coastal Brazilian city have a long, mixed history, making for quite the vibrant display and musical celebration. One style of music is even said to make the blood boil.
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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Download new music from British rock behemoths Elbow, folk prodigy Parker Millsap, intense indie-songwriter Angel Olsen, svelte Irish singer Hozier, Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux, and much more.
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Paco De Lucia, Modern Superstar Of Flamenco, Dies

Traditional flamenco is a singer's art, born in the cradle of Roma culture in Spain. De Lucia was neither a singer nor Roma, which makes his accomplishments all the more extraordinary.
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The Spotlight Shines Bright On A Consummate Sideman's Debut

Benmont Tench has a reputation as the guy you want playing on your album — just ask Tom Petty, Bob Dylan or The Rolling Stones.
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Album Review: 'Morning Phase'

It's been six years since singer-songwriter Beck released his last album. Music critic Tom Moon says that Beck's new record, Morning Phase, is purposely out of step with the pop trends of the moment.
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Still 'Out To Lunch' 50 Years Later

Eric Dolphy's creativity was exploding early in 1964, and he was finding more players who could keep up. Out to Lunch is free and focused, dissonant and catchy, wide open and swinging all at once.

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