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October 1, 2014 | NPR · Aretha Franklin is covering Adele’s song “Rolling in the Deep.” The song is included on Franklin’s new album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, which is due out later this month.
 

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · The Strokes frontman — now with a new band, The Voidz — returns with his most challenging release yet: a strange, dark album influenced by ’80s hardcore and underground world music.
 

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September 29, 2014 | NPR · In the West, we’re used to hearing dance music at weddings. In southern Madagascar, guests might hear tsapiky, a regional guitar-band music, at funerals, as well as any other number of ceremonies.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.
 

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
September 28, 2014 | NPR · The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was supposed to open its fall season last week but, in a scenario that has become familiar, contentious contract negotiations led to a lockout of musicians.
 

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September 28, 2014 | NPR · Alt.Latino co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd stop by to talk Latin Grammy nominations.
 

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September 27, 2014 | NPR · The 89-year-old Mac Wiseman gained fame for his relaxed, articulate style and ability to adapt to many genres. On a new album, he dusts off a few family heirlooms.
 

Boston Symphony Orchestra
September 26, 2014 | NPR · The 35-year-old Latvian conductor brings a sincerity and enthusiasm to his position, marking the end of a three-year period of uncertainty for one of America’s oldest and most respected ensembles.
 

September 26, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s classical producers Tom Huizenga and Anastasia Tsioulcas discuss a composition by U.S. composer John Luther Adams. “Become Ocean” is a symphonic piece that take its cues from the natural world.
 

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September 25, 2014 | NPR · The gifted Indian musician died Sept. 19 at just 45. Hear his music and celebrate his unlikely achievement — bringing a Western instrument into the heart of South Indian classical music.
 

 

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · Mount Ontake, located about 125 miles west of Tokyo, unexpectedly belched toxic gas last week as scores of people hiked near the summit.
 

October 1, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Islamic State militants killed the seven men and four women near the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani.
 

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · With the territory’s leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.
 

Arts & Life

October 1, 2014 | NPR · The author is topping her big year with The Butter, a new sister site to The Toast that she’ll helm starting in mid-October. Also: Kei Miller wins the Forward Prize, and Wolf Hall goes Broadway.
 

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · “We’re giving those 33 million Hispanics in the U.S. … a point where they can actually identify themselves,” says Demian Bichir, a star of the cross-border crime drama.
 

September 30, 2014 | NPR · Tess Taylor reviews Christian Wiman’s new collection of poems, “Once in the West.”
 

Music

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October 1, 2014 | WQXR · Stream a performance by the stellar Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Simon Rattle in a program of Rachmaninov, Bruch and Stravinsky with dazzling violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
 

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · The final weeks of summer brought us new music from two of the biggest names in dance music, the return of post-rock, and a remix of Black Box’s “Everybody Everybody.”
 

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October 1, 2014 | NPR · The Strokes frontman — now with a new band, The Voidz — returns with his most challenging release yet: a strange, dark album influenced by ’80s hardcore and underground world music.
 

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