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A D.C. Rapper's Love Song To A Gentrifying Hometown

Tarica June wrote "But Anyway" in response to quickening change in District. What she didn't expect was the wave of positive feedback — especially from other gentrifying cities across the country.
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Alt.Latino Gets Experimental

Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, the hosts of NPR's Alt.Latino podcast, share three new songs from incredible female artists, ranging from groovy to sultry, to experimental.
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South African Musician Johnny Clegg On Touring The American South

South African musician and artist Johnny Clegg has traveled the world, but never toured the southern U.S. He's on a North American tour right now, promoting peace and racial healing.
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Graham Nash's Wild Night Out With The Everly Brothers

"The phone rings in my hotel room, and it was Phil Everly," Nash says of the strange evening in 1992 when he fulfilled a childhood dream.
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Miike Snow Aims To Provoke Both The Ear And The Intellect

The production team behind "Toxic" takes a more cerebral approach with its own music. At South By Southwest, the members spoke with Audie Cornish about the big ideas they smuggle into their songs.
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Fresh Air Remembers Country Music Legend Merle Haggard

"I was, to say the least, probably the most incorrigible child you can think of," Haggard told Fresh Air in 1995. The country icon died Wednesday morning in California. It was his 79th birthday.
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Six Pics: Jonathan Richman At 9:30 Club

The quirky founder of influential rock band The Modern Lovers, Jonathan Richman returned to D.C.’s 9:30 Club last night for the first time in a few years....
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First Listen: Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop, ‘Love Letter For Fire’

It’s been 15 years since Sam Beam released his first collection of whispery, low-definition solo recordings, recorded at home under the name Iron & Wine. Back then, it would have been difficult to...
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First Listen: Sturgill Simpson, ‘A Sailor’s Guide To Earth’

What does the man who said “no” do when everyone around him responds with a “yes”? That’s a question Sturgill Simpson had to ask himself upon embarking on his first recordings after his 2014...
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Music Review: 'Two Friends, One Century of Music,' Caetano Veloso And Gilberto Gil

Tom Moon says simplicity is beauty in the new live album from Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.

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