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Iconic Australian Musician Dr. G. Yunupingu Has Died, Age 46

NPR | July 26, 2017 1:01 p.m.

The blind singer and guitarist had a sweet tenor voice and a gentle guitar that made him the best-selling Aboriginal artist of all time in Australia.

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Stretch & Bobbito On Race, Hip-Hop, And Belonging

NPR | July 26, 2017 8:18 a.m.

The pioneering hip-hop radio duo drop by the Code Switch podcast to talk about making their way in a traditionally black genre and their new NPR interview show, What's Good? with Stretch & Bobbito.

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A New Canon: In Pop Music, Women Belong At The Center Of The Story

NPR | July 26, 2017 6:07 a.m.

Why make a list of the greatest albums by women? To start a new conversation, where musicians who have too long been marginalized are now at the center.

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Venezuelan President Repurposes 'Despacito' Ahead Of Sunday Vote

NPR | July 25, 2017 9:27 a.m.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro repurposed the worldwide hit, which the song's creators have condemned.

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Feeling 'Young, Scrappy And Hungry'? Have A 'Hamilton'-Inspired Meal

NPR | July 25, 2017 7:44 a.m.

It was only a matter of time before fans of the Broadway hit sought out culinary tributes to their most treasured folk hero. Here are historically minded ideas to eat like the founding father.

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The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

NPR | July 24, 2017 8:41 a.m.

NPR's list of the greatest albums made by women, from 1964 to the present.

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Heavy Rotation: The Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

NPR | July 22, 2017 5:08 a.m.

Need some new summer jams? Our panel of public-radio music buffs recommends tracks by Nooky Jones, Juana Molina, Downtown Boys and more.

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Sing Different: Steve Jobs' Life Becomes An Opera

NPR | July 22, 2017 5:08 a.m.

The Apple co-founder's complicated story is the subject of The (R)evolution Of Steve Jobs, by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell. It premieres Saturday in Santa Fe.

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Piano Sellers Changing Their Tune To Survive

Northwest News Network | July 19, 2017 7:45 a.m.

When you were younger, do you remember there being a piano store in your neighborhood or at the mall? There are many fewer piano dealers than there used...

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Uncertainty, Mania, Laughter and Sadness: Josh Ritter Writes His Newest Work

NPR | July 17, 2017 5:37 a.m.

A sense of gathering storms, of laughing at the darkness, informed Ritter's most recent record, Gathering. In an Essay for All Songs Considered, he explains the process.