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This Ain't Your Mama's Grindcore Band — It's His

The Grindmother is a Canadian metal band that's just released its debut album. It's also what the group's 67-year-old lead singer prefers to be called.
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Laney Jones And The Spirits Live At The Wilderness Bureau

For years, Americana performer Laney Jones toiled away in rural Florida clubs before she made the leap to a larger audience. In recent years she’s appeared at the Kennedy Center and the Lincoln...
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There's Still Time To Submit Your Rendition Of The 'Morning Edition' Theme

Steve Inskeep shares new versions of the Morning Edition theme recorded by listeners. The link to the right will help to explain how you can create a submission.
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A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of X join Fresh Air to discuss punk's early days. "Anybody could belong to punk that wanted to be there," Cervenka says. "[It] didn't matter how old you were."
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Photos: 2016 Broccoli City Fest

Scenes from the 2016 Broccoli City Fest, April 30 at St. Elizabeths East:...

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On 'Changes,' Charles Bradley Keeps Going Forward

On his third album, the soul singer carries the memory and wisdom of his late mother. "She showed me a lot of things," he says, "and maybe that's why I can hold up now, and try to be strong."
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Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Still Has Us Talking

People have talked about the lyrical themes of Beyoncé's visual album. But Fuse.tv's Emilee Lindner says the music too is notable for its blend of genres, and it sets an example for other musicians.
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Cyndi Lauper Charts Her Own Path — Thanks, In Part, To Patsy Cline

She says seeing Cline on TV as a child helped her rethink the possibilities for spirited women. Her new album, Detour, brings a country sound to the pop icon's repertoire.
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Musicians Pay Tribute To Blind Willie Johnson On 'God Don't Never Change'

A range of musicians, including Tom Waits and Sinéad O'Connor, cover gospel-blues performer Johnson on a new tribute album. Critic Milo Miles says the record's tracks are striking and inventive.
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K-Tel Founder And Infomercial Icon Philip Kives Dies At 87

He started the company in the 1960s and struck gold pitching gadgets such as the Veg-O-Matic food slicer.

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