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Perennial Co-Writer Returns With An Album Of His Own

Dan Wilson is your favorite songwriter's favorite co-writer, lending a pen to artists from Nas to Adele. But he also writes music for himself — and he joins the program to talk more about it.
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Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo OutKast launched what may be its farewell tour over the weekend at Coachella, but the group and its fans, who have waited a decade for the reunion, might not have the same expectations.
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Emicida: 'People Sample What Is Nearest To Them'

The rapper has earned a global name for fusing hip-hop, samba and Afro-Brazilian sounds with lyrics about the plight of Brazil's poor black and urban population.
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The Cross-Cultural Travels Of A Singing Doctor

When she's not touring the world with her band or playing impromptu sets on public transit, Rupa Marya is an internist at a San Francisco hospital.
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Throw-Back Harmonies Blend The Secret Sisters

Growing up in a church without access to musical instruments, Laura and Lydia Rogers learned the power of vocal harmony. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the duo called The Secret Sisters.
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Ted Leo And Aimee Mann On Ego, Humor And The Uncanny Valley

Alternative rock legends in their own right, the pair say their collaboration as The Both began with a shared obsession: a statue in Milwaukee that looks just a little too real.
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A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled high with ambition, self-reflection and fear. Conductor Marin Alsop shares her approach to Mahler's multilayered music.
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Singer-Songwriter Jesse Winchester Dies

Revered by other musicians, Winchester began recording in 1970. He had a hit of his own with "Say What." Artists such as Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Elvis Costello covered his songs. He was 69.
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Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez tell Terry Gross about the inspiration for "Let It Go" and a "very strong strike across the bow at all princess-myth things" song that didn't make the film.
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These Aren't The Rock Hall Inductees You're Looking For

Besides their legions of fans, the artists entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year — KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and others — have inspired scores of imitators.

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