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The Thistle & Shamrock: Clear Sounds

NPR | July 27, 2016

Enjoy the pure beauty of the unaccompanied voice, along with virtuoso solo instrumentalists.

First Watch: Cobi, 'Don't You Cry For Me'

NPR | July 27, 2016

Hear a cry to end racial injustice from an artist you might not know.

Songs We Love: Yohuna, 'The Moon Hangs In The Sky Like Nothing Hangs In The Sky'

NPR | July 27, 2016

Johanne Swanson splits the difference between dreamy and dirge in a song rich with intimacy.

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Aquapalooza: Welcome To Your New Favorite Music Festival ... Under The Sea

NPR | July 27, 2016 3:47 p.m.

Reporter Nancy Klingener takes NPR to the annual Underwater Musical Festival in the Florida Keys, as part of All Things Considered's feature on off-kilter summer festivals.


In Colombia, Preserving Songs That Tell Stories

NPR | July 27, 2016 7:56 a.m.

Vallenato, traditional music from Colombia, was immortalized in One Hundred Years Of Solitude.


River Whyless, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

NPR | July 27, 2016 6:16 a.m.

The folk-pop band builds mountains out of sensitive harmony lines at the Newport Folk Festival.


Dressed To Dazzle, The Struts Want To Make Rock Fun Again

NPR | July 27, 2016 4:42 a.m.

Frontman Luke Spiller says he draws inspiration from glittery bands of the 1970s, especially Queen.


Hayes Carll On Mountain Stage

NPR | July 26, 2016 1:03 p.m.

The Texas singer-songwriter performs songs from Lovers And Leavers live on stage in West Virginia.


Viking's Choice: Spirit Adrift, 'Psychic Tide'

NPR | July 26, 2016 10:08 a.m.

Spirit Adrift communes with the wide-eyed expanse of American doom-metal.


Songs We Love: Lydia Loveless, 'Out On Love'

NPR | July 26, 2016 8:14 a.m.

The sassy agent of rock 'n' roll chaos turns in an uncharacteristically hushed and spare song.


New Mix: Wilco, Sleigh Bells, The Julie Ruin, JEFF The Brotherhood, More

NPR | July 26, 2016 7:24 a.m.

This week's All Songs is punk-spirited, synth-fueled and touched by real-life tragedy.


What We Saw At The 2016 Newport Folk Festival

NPR | July 26, 2016 6:40 a.m.

This year's festival was full of serendipitous moments, and our photographer captured it all.

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'Ghost' Soprano Marni Nixon, Who Voiced Blockbuster Musicals, Dies At 86

NPR | July 25, 2016 4:51 p.m.

You might not know Marni Nixon's name, but you've probably heard her. Nixon dubbed the voices for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Deborah Kerr in The King and I.