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Maurice White Of Earth, Wind & Fire Dies At 74

NPR | Feb. 5, 2016 5:21 a.m.

One of the musicians behind "September," perhaps the happiest-sounding wedding song of all time, died in his sleep. Verdine White announced the death of his "brother, hero and best friend."

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The Kremlin Is Not Going To Like Pussy Riot's New Video

NPR | Feb. 3, 2016 1:07 p.m.

The Russian protest group skewers Russia's prosecutor-general, Yuri Chaika, who's accused of corruption. The video stars one of two Pussy Riot members jailed in 2012 for "hooliganism."

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Dear White Artists Making Music Videos In India: Step Away From The 'Holi' Powder

NPR | Feb. 2, 2016 6:33 p.m.

Yes, this is about the new Beyoncé-Coldplay music video for "Hymn For the Weekend," which also features levitating sadhus, a child painted blue to resemble Hindu gods, and fire-breathing.

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The Iowa Caucuses Explained ... By Broadway?

NPR | Feb. 2, 2016 3:26 p.m.

Critic Bob Mondello has never been to Iowa, but he learned a lot about the state from The Music Man. The classic American musical follows a travelling salesman who finds himself in River City, Iowa.

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Oregon-born Jefferson Airplane Singer Signe Anderson Dead At 74

OPB | Feb. 2, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Portland

Signe Anderson, who left rock fame behind to raise a family, is remembered for strong vocals.

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Can't Buy A Ticket To That Concert You Want To See? Blame Bots

NPR | Feb. 1, 2016 4:15 p.m.

A report from New York's attorney general points to abusive practices in the market for live-event tickets on sites such as StubHub.

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Walter Martin Remembers Art History Class With 'Arts + Leisure'

NPR | Feb. 1, 2016 5:47 a.m.

Former musician, Walter Martin has gone solo with an interesting new record. It's an amusing song cycle that covers what he calls his "shaky grasp of college art history."

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Behind The Music: Bernie Sanders

NPR | Jan. 31, 2016 11:54 a.m.

No, this isn't a parody: The presidential candidate has a folk album.

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Let Twitter Be Your Guide Through This Michael Jackson Casting Mess

NPR | Jan. 28, 2016 9:52 a.m.

When the news leaves you speechless, let Twitter take the wheel.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Gets Into A Rap Battle With B.o.B Over Flat Earth Theory

NPR | Jan. 26, 2016 5:34 p.m.

The famed astrophysicist got into a Twitter spat with the rapper, which then turned into a bonafide rap battle.