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Song Travels: Dianne Shuur

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Today at 3PM, Grammy-award winning vocalist/pianist Diane Shuur stops by the Song Travels studio. On this week's Song Travels she swings with Michael Feinstein on a few of her favorite tunes including "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "The Very Thought of You."

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Soundcheck

The Music Of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The founder of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, had a late-period creative blossoming that led to his involvement in several obscure musical projects. Writer Nathan Rabin delves into Hubbard's music and non-music contributions.

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All Things Considered

Ryley Walker On World Cafe

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The rising Chicago acoustic guitar player visited with World Cafe to speak with host David Dye and perform three songs from his debut album, All Kinds Of You.

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Logan Brill On Mountain Stage

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

With her gritty, emotional narratives and country-pop sound, the 22-year-old has already performed alongside a wide range of revered musicians, including Jerry Douglas, Pam Tillis and Sara Evans.

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All Things Considered

Sylvan Esso: Finding Humanity Between The Synths

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The duo's self-titled debut brims with slow tempos and spacious electronic arrangements, making plenty of room for the gorgeous vocals of folk veteran Amelia Meath.

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The Jonathan Channel

This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Picks

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week of May 12 - 19.

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Beyonce, Jay Z And Solange Walk Into An Elevator ...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Video of a fight between the rapper and his sister-in-law surfaced this week, and many of us watched, pointed and laughed. But is it any of our business, really?

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A Rational Conversation: How Deep Is The Disco Revival?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The sound made famous by legends like Giorgio Moroder is showing up on Grammy-winning pop albums and major-label remixes, but is the renewed attention on disco anything more than nostalgia?

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In Tragic Twist To Poignant Tale, Oscar-Winning Director Commits Suicide

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar with his first documentary, a poignant story about an American singer who was famous in South Africa for decades and didn't know it.

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Timber Timbre, 'Curtains?!'

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Timber Timbre's video for the sultry and seductive song "Curtains?!" pays homage to vintage noir crime thrillers.

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Jay Z Has Another Problem To Add To His 99

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Social media is still buzzing about the video of Beyonce's younger sister Solange attacking Jay Z while leaving a party. But is it any of our business? The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.

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The Takeaway

A New Song for the Ice Cream Truck

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

After one researcher peeled back the racist undertones of a popular jingle played on many ice cream trucks, we looked for alternate song—and stumbled on an entire album of them.

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Hear A Song From 'Fuego,' The First New Phish Album In 5 Years

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fuego, the jam band's first album since 2009, will be released on June 24. You can listen to "Waiting All Night," a classic rock-leaning song from the album, right here.

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Features

Preview: Confessions of a Nashville Power Couple

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In this preview of next week's episode, musicians Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires get real about what it takes to hold their marriage together on the road. 

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Hamilton Leithauser, Live In Concert

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hear the Walkmen singer in a stirring, soulful concert, recorded live at Joe's Pub in New York City on April 16. Leithauser's solo debut is titled Black Hours.

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White Lung, 'Face Down'

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In the VHS-filmed video for "Face Down," members of the endless-riffs-per-minute punk band White Lung speed through downtown L.A. and offer up some kind of burning-scarecrow crucifixion ritual.

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New Sounds

Music Inspired By Painters

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hear pieces inspired by Matisse, Joao Miro, Max Ernst, Vermeer, and even the famous Paleolithic cave paintings in Lascaux, France.

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Soundcheck

Watch: Owen Pallett, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Watch the classically minded pop songwriter and composer formerly known as Final Fantasy perform songs from his superb new album, In Conflict, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Here We Go Magic

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

NYC electro-pop band plays on the East River waterfront at Brooklyn Bridge Park tonight. Download "How Do I Know."

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Soundcheck

The Soundcheck Guide To Brazil: Amazonian Pop

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Soundcheck begins an occasional series exploring the vast musical landscape of Brazil, this year's World Cup host. John Schaefer speaks with Marlon Bishop, editor of a new book about Brazilian music, about a resurgence of pop music from Brazil's northern state of Pará.

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