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Shamir Bailey Invites Everyone In, With Plenty Of Pop Star Potential

The young singer and songwriter lets his voice soar on his debut album, Ratchet. Rock critic Ken Tucker says it's one of the year's most striking collections, full of energy and optimism.
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Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85

The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.
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Back To Baltimore And 'Back 2 Love' With R&B Singer Maysa

Ari Shapiro speaks with the Grammy-nominated jazz and soul artist about her hometown of Baltimore and her latest music project.
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Michael Giacchino On Coming Home To Write Music For 'Jurassic World'

If you see blockbuster films this summer, chances are you'll hear Oscar winner Michael Giacchino's music. Soon, he'll help audiences return to the island of resurrected dinosaurs in Jurassic World.
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Review: 'The Bad Plus Joshua Redman,' Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus

NPR commentator Tom Moon reviews a new album that is a collaboration between two jazz bands known for experimentation: The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman.
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Nashville's Living History Museum Expands

The Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of bluegrass, reopens this week with exhibits that tell lesser-known stories about the "mother church of country music."
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Sex Pistols Artwork To Be Featured On Virgin Money Credit Cards

You read that right. And yes, punk rock is dead.
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The Man Before The Guitar: Remembering Les Paul At 100

Paul is mostly remembered for his musical innovations, especially the instrument that bears his name. But he was also an accomplished jazz musician who kept performing even in his final years.
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Remembering Les Paul, On What Would Have Been His 100th Birthday

Les Paul, a guitar legend and music innovator, died in 2009 at the age of 94. To mark what would have been his 100th birthday, we'll listen back to a conversation he had with Terry Gross in 1992.
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Apple Announces Music Streaming Service

The tech giant, whose iTunes store is the recording industry's largest retailer, finally unveiled its streaming service, which will cost $9.99 a month for unlimited access to music.

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