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Public Enemy, The Roots To Perform At African-American Museum Opening

Public Enemy, The Roots, Meshell Ndegeocello, Living Colour and D.C.’s own Experience Unlimited are scheduled to play opening weekend of the National Museum of African American History and Culture,...
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Asteriod Named For Queen's Freddie Mercury

The asteroid was spotted in 1999, the same year Mercury died at age 45. It was dedicated in honor of what would have been Mercury's 70th birthday. Official designation: Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.
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Olivia Mancini, Ugly Purple Sweater

Songs featured Sept. 7, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Apple May Test iPhone Users' Loyalty If It Dumps The Headphone Jack

The next iPhone, expected to be unveiled Wednesday, may be missing something familiar: the ubiquitous headphone jack. Usability experts say the change could really sit badly with Apple customers.
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Asteroid Named For Freddie Mercury Is Announced On His Birthday

The celestial body was discovered in the same year Mercury died at age 45. It was dedicated to the singer in honor of what would have been his 70th birthday, his bandmate Brian May announced.
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Young Summer, SlimKat78

Songs featured Sept. 3 and 4, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Young Rapids, Mimi Loco And The Drama Queens

Songs featured Sept. 5, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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Oddisee, Peanut Butter And Dave

Songs featured Sept. 6, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song....
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World's A Stage: Porchfest In Boston's Jamaica Plain Neighborhood

Porchfests are neighborhood events where musicians and other artists perform from their porches, while neighbors walk from door to door. We go to a Boston-area neighborhood to experience Porchfest.
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Soul Band St. Paul And The Broken Bones Returns With 'Sea Of Noise'

NPR Music critic Ann Powers talks about her new favorite band at the moment, St. Paul and The Broken Bones. The eight-piece soul band is from Alabama and just released its second album, Sea Of Noise.

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