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The All-Female Big Bands That Made History During World War II

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America about the forgotten all-female big bands that toured the United States during World War II.

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Tamino Channels Voices From His Arabic Heritage Into His Own Eccentric Sound

Friday, April 05, 2019

Belgian-Egyptian singer Tamino comes from a long line of musicians and is creating an impressive career of his own by melding together his vocal style with Arab musical theory.

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Elisapie Revisits Her Inuit Roots In 'The Ballad Of The Runaway Girl'

Thursday, March 28, 2019

On her latest album, the Canadian singer explores the tension she feels between staying in the Inuit community of her birth and leaving it to pursue an artistic career.

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What It Means To Be An Independent Artist Today

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The definition of what it means to be an independent musician is more complicated than one might think. It comes down to market share, ownership and so much more.

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'Neverland' Director On Investigating 'What Happened Once The Bedroom Door Closed'

Friday, March 01, 2019

Filmmaker Dan Reed discusses his four-hour documentary, Leaving Neverland, which features two men claiming Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children.

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A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke

Friday, February 22, 2019

He called it "a parallel to the history of the American Negro." Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige wasn't an immediate hit, but it set a tone for ambitious, provocative works about black life.

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Backstreet Boys On Fatherhood, Addiction And New (Grammy-Nominated) Music

Friday, January 25, 2019

Backstreet Boys members Brian Littrell and AJ McLean joined NPR's Audie Cornish-Emery to talk about what fans can expect on the group's upcoming album, DNA.

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On Charles Bradley: Sweaty Hugs And Screams 'From The Center Of The Earth'

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

After soul singer Charles Bradley died last year, Tom Brenneck, Bradley's close friend and guitar player, put together a posthumous album of Bradley's rare, unreleased music.

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Jacob Collier Makes Staggering, Complex Music Feel Effortless

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Host Ari Shapiro speaks with singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier about his latest project, a four-album odyssey called Djesse, the first volume of which is out now.

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Elvis Costello Doesn't Want Your Nostalgia, He Wants You To 'Look Now'

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Elvis Costello is releasing his first album with The Imposters in nearly a decade, titled Look Now. The legendary musician speaks about his work and surviving a cancer scare that caused him to cancel tour dates earlier this year.

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Strangers On A Train: How Gabriel Kahane's Travels Inspired An Album Of Empathy

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kahane's new album, Book of Travelers is inspired by a two-week train trip the composer took across America. Kahane discusses the album and performs a few of the songs in NPR's studio.

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Camille Thurman Is A Rare Jazz Double Threat

Friday, August 24, 2018

The accomplished saxophonist and singer discusses her latest album 'Waiting for the Sunrise' and defying misconceptions about women in jazz.

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Where Do Confederate Monuments Go After They Come Down?

Sunday, August 05, 2018

As the first anniversary of the Charlottesville protest nears, cities like Memphis are wrestling with what to do with the controversial statues once they've been taken down.

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Gregory Porter On Channeling Nat King Cole: 'Nat Got Me Through Some Moments'

Friday, June 29, 2018

Whether it's through jazz, soul or an electronic music collaboration, Gregory Porter wants to spread Nat King Cole's message that "the greatest thing you'll learn is to love and be loved in return."

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John Coltrane's Lost Album A 'Buried Treasure' For Jazz Fans

Friday, June 22, 2018

Never-before-heard John Coltrane recordings from a 1963 session are being released as a new album. John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane, discusses 'Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album.'

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Transgender Air Force Officer On Trump's Ban And Supportive Fellow Troops

Monday, March 26, 2018

Lt. Col. Bryan (Bree) Fram says the Trump administration's latest move to limit military service by transgender troops will make them second-class citizens and put their lives at risk.

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