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PRI's The World

Pussy Riot wastes no time in getting back to activism

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After 18 months in prison, Pussy Riot members Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova promptly renewed their campaign against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now they've added prison reform and human rights to their agenda, and they're taking their fight on the road.

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Garage-Rocker AJ Davila Unplugs In A Hair Salon

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

An exciting underground music scene has sprung up in Puerto Rico, and Davila is at its helm. Just in time for fall, watch him perform a summery song called "Es Verano Ya."

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Candi Staton On Mountain Stage

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The soul singer returns to her Alabama roots on her latest album, Life Happens.

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PRI's The World

BollyX combines Bollywood dance moves with aerobics to make you more fit

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Have you ever done the "screw in the light bulb" dance move? How about the "picking fruit?" You'll learn them and more moves at the new BollyX fitness class.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sandy, Through the Ears of Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Artist Laurie Anderson and founder of the Kronos Quartet, David Harrington discuss their show "Landfall," inspired by the events of Sandy.

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Roots, Plugged In

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The standout acts at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville last week wove electricity, individualism and rule-breaking together with tradition to create a joyful noise.

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The Jonathan Channel

A Visit with Anna Maida

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Last week, Jonathan Schwartz began the retelling of his relationship with a certain, Sally Keeble. He continues, only this week he introduces us to an author named Anna Maida. 

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The Jonathan Channel

The Founders of Jazz Come out to Play

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

This week, we've dug up a whole lotta' jazz. Here is our concert calendar for the week of 9/22-9/28.

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Schoolbook

Help for NYC Parents Facing Middle School Admissions Maze

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The process of applying to a New York City public middle school just got a little easier. If you sign up, we'll send a weekly email to guide you through the process, step by step.
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Everything You Wanted To Know About Classical Music (But Weren't Afraid To Ask)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Every Friday, the proprietors of NPR Classical and their Twitter followers gather for a half-hour speed session to share great recordings and discuss the music.

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Soundcheck

Ramblin' Around New York City With Woody Guthrie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Our interactive map is dotted with locations where Guthrie lived over the years. Click through to see embedded videos at each stop.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Migguel Anggelo

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brooklyn-based theatrical musician plays at Joe's Pub tonight. Download "Inmigrantes." 

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New Sounds

Dependable Groove Music

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Whether it’s piano-driven, horn-driven, or interlocking rhythms of guitar music, listen to music with a steady groove on this edition of New Sounds, like the Blue Cranes and Kaki King. 

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Soundcheck

Lenny Kravitz Still Struts At 50; Glass Animals Plays Live; Ramblin' Around New York With Woody Guthrie

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The sunglasses-wearing superstar talks about his career and new album, Strut. Glass Animals plays in the studio. A walking tour of New York, courtesy of the music of Woody Guthrie.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Shakey Graves, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Watch the Austin, Texas rocker perform songs from his upcoming album, And The War Came, in the Soundcheck studio.

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New Tech City

Why Live Music Won't Be Live For Long

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Is your favorite band really playing live when you go see them? Not so much. This isn't about Milli Vanilli. It's about something artists love called backing tracks.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

In Studio with Pianist Stanislav Khristenko

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pianist Stanislav Khristenko came by the Young Artists Showcase studio to show off his range with performances of Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and more.

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Soundcheck

Robert Plant's Journey To 'Ceaseless' Joy

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The rock icon discusses his new record, Lullaby and... the Ceaseless Roar, and reflects on half a century of musical journeys — and a little bit of soccer.

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Soundcheck

Review: The 'David Bowie Is' Documentary

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Today, David Bowie Is opened at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art. Soundcheck's John Schaefer reviews a documentary film, also called David Bowie Is, which debuted tonight.

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All Things Considered

A Call From The Weird Fringes: Aphex Twin's 'Syro'

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Electronic producer and composer Richard D. James returns to recording after a 13-year absence, with an album that stands refreshingly askew next to mainstream EDM.

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