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October 28, 2014 | NPR · Led by singer Augusta Koch and her bright blue hair, the Philadelphia punk band performs most of the songs from its melodic debut album, Nervous Like Me, during NPR Music’s recent CMJ show.
 

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October 16, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a series of pieces for trumpeter Miles Davis and orchestra. They were never recorded — until Wallace Roney played them at the Detroit Jazz Festival.
 

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October 16, 2014 | NPR · Join us live at 8:30 p.m. ET for a video webcast featuring rising R&B stars Elle Varner and B.J. The Chicago Kid, the ethereal-yet-energetic Lia Ices and Philly punk trio Cayetana.
 

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October 9, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · After decades off the scene, the old-school virtuoso pianist and singer is re-establishing himself in New York. Every week, he welcomes guest performers to one of the city’s smallest rooms.
 

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October 9, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The saxophonist and composer has long been an standard-bearer for boundary-crossing music. From uptown Manhattan, Jason Moran curates a concert retrospective of his wildly creative universe.
 

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October 9, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The Puerto Rican alto saxophonist and composer’s new album explores national identity through spoken word and music. He brings that music to life at the Newport Jazz Festival, joined by his big band.
 

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October 8, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Wallace Roney presents the lost large-ensemble works of Wayne Shorter, originally written for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Plus, music from Detroit native Regina Carter leads things off.
 

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October 8, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The iconic record label celebrates its 75 anniversary in concert. Hear from Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner, Robert Glasper and Norah Jones in a merger of the company’s rich history and bright present.
 

Jazz at Lincoln Center
October 7, 2014 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · Joined by special guests Pedrito Martinez (percussion) and Chucho Valdés (piano), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra premieres new music by Wynton Marsalis inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice.
 

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October 7, 2014 | WGBH · The Minnesota band easily switched gears from blistering bluegrass to airy folk-pop during a recent sold-out show in Boston. Watch Trampled By Turtles perform the title song from the new Wild Animals.
 

 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Decades of effort to raise awareness of breast cancer hasn’t helped to reduce the death toll once it spreads. One woman living with metastatic breast cancer says it’s way past time for a change.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola and has repeatedly refused to submit to a voluntary 21-day quarantine, must stay away from public places and maintain a 3-foot buffer.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Dolores Umbridge, enemy of the boy wizard, gets profiled in a new story from Rowling on Halloween. Also: Goodnight Moon goes bilingual, and a campaign for diverse books turns to crowd-funding.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Romance guru Bobbi Dumas once worked at an international school — and she says the colorful world of the kids’ Halloween costumes inspired her to think about diversity in her favorite literature.
 

October 31, 2014 | NPR · Kenneth Turan reviews Nightcrawler, a thriller set in the “nocturnal underbelly” of Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who discovers the world of L.A. crime journalism.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · ‘Tis the season! Tell us your picks for the most terrifying — and we mean truly unsettling — songs of all time.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Watch the inimitable funk stalwart sit for not one but two interviews about his work and where it comes from. Along the way, he tells stories about his many decades in the music industry.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills and intros from jazz drummer Otis Brown III. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.
 

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