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Real Roadies Find New Showtime Series Unrealistic

Cameron Crowe's new show Roadies chronicles the backstage world of rock-n-roll, focusing on roadies. The long-awaited show, a comedic drama, premieres Sunday on Showtime.
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Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang "O, Death" in the film O, Brother, Where Art Thou.

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Beyond Country And Blues: The Jazz Legacy Of Houston

Though not well known for its jazz scene, Houston has produced some of the country's best jazz musicians, including Jason Moran.
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Premiere: June Gloom Calls Out Internet Fakery On ‘URL’

These days, it’s normal for people to carefully craft flattering online personae that share no characteristics with their in-person selves. That’s why the idea behind “URL,” a new song from D.C....
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Percussionist Pedrito Marinez Plays Live On 'Morning Edition'

Steve Inskeep talks to Cuban-born Pedrito Martinez about his life and we hear some songs. Also, we hear from the Bartel family — some plan to vote for Donald Trump and others for Hillary Clinton.
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The Case For 1971 As Rock's Greatest Year

That year, music journalist David Hepworth argues, offered an explosion of talent from David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Al Green, John Lennon and more. He discusses his new book, Never a Dull Moment.
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Jean Michel Jarre Collaborates With Fellow Pioneers On 'Electronica'

Jean Michel Jarre helped take electronic music mainstream with his 1976 album, Oxygene. His latest project, Electronica, Volumes 1 & 2, features some of his fellow pioneers.
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Yes, That's Hip-Hop's Common In A New Song About Refugees

It's called "Running (Refugee Song)." Keyon Harrold, the trumpet star and one of the composers, talks about the art of creating a song with a conscience.
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Anacostia Unmapped: The Present Is A Gift

For mother and songwriter Tamika Jones, "infamous Anacostia" offers a lot to anybody who wants to share a leafy park or a good view with their family.

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Space Isn’t The Place: Místochord Scores A Fraught Migration To Mars

Recent developments in space exploration have made Mars more accessible than ever. Organizations such as NASA and SpaceX are even considering manned missions to the planet, fueling public...

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