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Sense Of Community Drew Musician Jenn Adams Back To Montana

Morning Edition is broadcasting from the Feed Cafe in Bozeman, Montana. David Greene talks to singer-songwriter Jenn Adams who has been performing the music for the stories about Montana.
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Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.
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Andre ‘Whiteboy’ Johnson On ‘Turn It Up,’ The New Single From Rare Essence

Plenty of Washingtonians already salivate over things that are locally grown, organic or vintage. Great news for them: The region’s soon-to-be-biggest song is all three....
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A Chat With The Creator Of ‘Black Broadway On U,’ A Trove Of D.C. Cultural History

On U Street in 2016, it’s easy to stumble across vestiges of the corridor’s African-American history. But that history is often presented through a foggy lens....
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Your Song Changed My Life: St. Vincent On 'Jeremy,' By Pearl Jam

NPR Music's Bob Boilen talks with musician St. Vincent about a song that changed her life, "Jeremy," by Pearl Jam.
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First Listen: Oddisee, ‘The Odd Tape’

For more than a decade, Oddisee has been out here grinding. Raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and now based in Brooklyn, he’s a beatmaker by nature and a rapper when he feels the need to...
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Beyoncé Is 'At The Height Of Her Powers' In 'Lemonade'

The pop star's latest release extols the potency of black womanhood in the roles of mother, wife, lover and artist. Rock critic Ken Tucker calls Lemonade a feat of "invention and imagination."
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With 'Be As You Are,' Mike Posner Finally Takes His Mom's Advice

The singer's latest pop hit is — ironically — about the downsides of having a pop hit. But another song on his new album, At Night, Alone, focuses on his relationship with his mother.
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Go Cozy Chills Hard In The Face Of Adversity

Circumstances haven’t always been comfortable for D.C. band Go Cozy. Take, for example, the two years it spent just trying to exist....
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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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