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Talking With Hey Rosetta!, A Great Big Band From Newfoundland

The orchestral seven-piece hails from a sprawling Canadian island not known for its indie rock. Rachel Martin speaks with singer Tim Baker about how the band has nonetheless made a name for itself.
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A Portrait Of The Boy Band As Grown Men: Backstreet Boys' New Documentary

Nick Carter and A.J. McLean discuss how life has changed for themselves and their bandmates in 20 years of making music together.
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Court Awards Sly Stone $5 Million In Lost Royalties

Singer Sly Stone has been awarded $5 million in damages and lost royalties. He claimed his manager and lawyer hadn't paid him royalties between 1989 and 2000.
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Bach, Brits And A Bodacious Boston Orchestra: New Classical Albums

From a sensational soprano to an audacious new work for orchestra, NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Arun Rath spin a broad selection of new classical albums.
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In A Few Fateful Years, One Record Label Blew Open The Blues

Music was an afterthought for Paramount Records, a short-lived label founded by a furniture company. But in its final years, it gave vital exposure to the artists who would come to define Delta blues.
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Diana Krall: Liner Notes From A 'Wallflower'

Krall's new album is a collection of songs she first heard on vinyl, from The Mamas & the Papas to the Eagles. She discusses getting know the originals and sharing music with her twin sons.
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'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run

The former rap music mogul, Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again — this time, on suspicion of murder. Knight allegedly ran over two people, killing one, on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton.
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Music Review: Dengue Fever's 'Deepest Lake'

Named after the mosquito-borne disease, LA's band Dengue Fever combines psychedelic rock with Cambodian pop. For over a decade, the six member band have managed to stay relevant by sticking to this offbeat idea and introducing new sounds.
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The Bounce: The Week In Music News From WAMU's Bandwidth

Tom Petty gets a piece of Sam Smith's pie, Blink-182's soap opera hits a climax, and we get a deep dive into how the D.C. Record Fair came to be.

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Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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