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February 28, 2015 | NPR · From Lana Del Rey to Father John Misty, musicians in the current pop moment who expose themselves, warts and all, do so in isolation, without support or challenge from a like-minded community.
 

Netflix
February 26, 2015 | NPR · The show’s distinctive score is the work of Jeff Beal, who ushers viewers into its clandestine, manipulative and sometimes violent world by breaking a few musical rules.
 

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February 26, 2015 | NPR · The 56-year-old singer fell off the steps next to the stage while performing her song “Living for Love.” But she picked herself up and continued her performance.
 

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February 24, 2015 | NPR · 5 years, 40 works: Long Yu wants China and the West to know each other’s contemporary music better. He’s launching a big project to accomplish just that.
 

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February 22, 2015 | NPR · A member of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras, Terry also enjoyed a long freelance career which included jazz education and a featured slot in NBC’s Tonight Show band. He was 94.
 

February 22, 2015 | NPR · Thinking of putting “speak now” on a T-shirt or bed linens? You’ll have to ask Taylor Swift first. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks to intellectual property lawyer Mark Lemley about Swift’s branding empire.
 

Fox Searchlight Pictures
February 22, 2015 | NPR · The distinctive music in the movie Birdman will not win an Oscar — in fact, it wasn’t even nominated. Like other acclaimed film scores from years past, it didn’t comply with academy rules.
 

Sony Pictures Classics
February 22, 2015 | NPR · Gary Yershon is up for an Oscar for the score of Mr. Turner, his fourth collaboration with director Mike Leigh. The two men share a philosophy: Never tell the audience exactly how to feel.
 

February 20, 2015 | NPR · Public Service Broadcasting’s new album, The Race For Space, combines news footage and music to tell the story of the first 15 years of the Space Age.
 

Fox Searchlight Pictures
February 19, 2015 | NPR · The Grand Budapest Hotel might take place in a fictional world, but Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat was there to make it feel authentic.
 

 

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News a shadow on the left side of the painting represents not only the infamous dress, but also “a shadow on the office he held, or on” President Clinton.
 

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · A Commerce Department report shows paychecks are fatter, prices are leaner and Americans are saving more. Meanwhile, prices fell by 0.5 percent. That’s helping consumers on the rebound from recession.
 

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · The South Pacific nation wants to replace its flag that has a Union Jack and a shield that bears the country’s coat of arms. The current flag was adopted in 1970 following independence from Britain.
 

Arts & Life

March 2, 2015 | NPR · Offutt’s late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be “extremely famous” for it.
 

Warner Bros.
March 2, 2015 | NPR · Will Smith plays a con man in Focus, but unfortunately, the woman playing opposite him has depressingly little to do.
 

March 2, 2015 | NPR · Francis Falbo, sad sack hero of Know Your Beholder, hasn’t shaved in weeks. His wife’s left him, his mom’s died, his band’s fallen apart. Good thing his author, Adam Rapp, has kept his sense of humor.
 

Music

March 2, 2015 | NPR · Foreman is one of a few Chicago jazz heroes who should be better known outside the city limits.
 

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March 2, 2015 | NPR · BRONCHO’s new video, for the song “NC-17,” follows a pack of long-haired teenagers as they evade parents, broker drug deals and find more trouble than they bargained for.
 

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March 1, 2015 | NPR · Sosa’s songs are saturated with the beauty and power of West African music dedicated to Yoruba deities. And yet an unmistakable reverence for jazz pervades every note.
 

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