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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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Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform'

In 2013, the The Dap-Kings' lead singer took a hiatus from the band due to a cancer diagnosis. The documentary Miss Sharon Jones! follows her musical comeback. Originally broadcast July 28, 2016.
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Meet The Woman Who's Been Pearl Jam's Sound Engineer For 24 Years

After three decades doing live sound, Karrie Keyes is still one of few female engineers in the business. Some Pearl Jam fans know her on sight.
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Podcast Extra: Juan Gabriel And The Tricky Conversation About Sexual Identity

Many remembrances of Mexican vocalist Juan Gabriel suggest that he overcame homophobia in Mexico to achieve super-stardom. The reality is a bit more complicated.
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Jerry Heller, Music Mogul Who Worked With N.W.A, Dies At 75

A native of Shaker Heights in Cleveland, Ohio, Jerry Heller worked with rock stars as an agent, promoter and manager before meeting a young rapper named Eazy-E.

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