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Songs For The Eclipse: An All-Day Playlist

NPR | Aug. 21, 2017

Tune in to the All Songs Considered 24/7 music channel for a non-stop playlist of songs for the solar eclipse.

Robert Plant Announces New Album, 'Carry Fire'

NPR | Aug. 21, 2017

Carry Fire, the Led Zeppelin frontman's 11th solo album, arrives Oct. 13. Listen to its first single, "The May Queen," now.

'Good Booty' Explores A Century Of Music, Sex And American Culture

NPR | Aug. 21, 2017

In her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America's primary erotic art form.

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Deal Over Prince's Legendary Vault Now Being Investigated

NPR | Aug. 21, 2017 2:05 p.m.

A "special administrator" has been appointed to investigate a deal between the world's largest record label and Prince's estate, brokered by two former advisors.

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Love Is An Enigma In David Lynch's 'Bird Of Flames'

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 1:15 p.m.

"Bird of Flames" is an enigmatic music video from Chel White, Chrysta Bell and David Lynch.

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The Sun, The Moon And A String Quartet: Kronos Plays Live To The Solar Eclipse

NPR | Aug. 21, 2017 12:49 p.m.

The adventuresome ensemble, along with a science-friendly composer, transforms the rare solar event into music in real time.

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Making Noise, And Friends, At Free Beat Nation Drum Camp

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 12:45 p.m.

For the parents whose kids attend Portland’s Free Beat Nation Drum Camp each summer, the extra noise is worth it.  

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Songs We Love: Julien Baker, 'Appointments'

NPR | Aug. 21, 2017 12:31 p.m.

Hear the first song from the songwriter's sophomore album, Turn Out The Lights, due Oct. 27.

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Syd Gets Soft And Sensual, Just In Time For The Solar Eclipse

NPR | Aug. 21, 2017 11:40 a.m.

A new song from the voice of The Internet, as intimate as it is explicit.

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Santana And The Isley Brothers Come Together For 'Power Of Peace'

NPR | Aug. 19, 2017 5:12 a.m.

For this new collaborative album, the icons aimed for timelessness — a sound "frozen in immortality, eternity and infinity," Santana says. Power Of Peace was released July 28.

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Help Us Make A Playlist For The Solar Eclipse

NPR | Aug. 18, 2017 7:45 a.m.

On Monday we'll turn the All Songs Considered 24/7 stream into a giant mixtape to score the solar eclipse and we want your help.

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50 Years Later, Yusuf/Cat Stevens Reworks A Lost Song

NPR | Aug. 18, 2017 7 a.m.

The folk-pop legend returns by revisiting an early, unreleased demo. "Mary and the Little Lamb" is gentle but brightly rendered, complete with a new verse.

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A Radiant, Isolated Star: A New Documentary Tells Whitney Houston's Story

NPR | Aug. 18, 2017 6:07 a.m.

Whitney: Can I Be Me is an unauthorized documentary that marshals the voices of Houston's friends and former employees to tell an intimate, tragic story.