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May 29, 2015 | NPR · West Coast legend DJ Quik enlists Kurupt, IAMSU! and Boogie for his fonky remix of indie rock group Spoon’s “Inside Out.”
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The first words Bridie Monds-Watson sings on her debut album double as a tidy thesis statement: “A teenage heart is an unguided dart.” The Irish singer-songwriter records under the name SOAK.
 

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May 27, 2015 | NPR · The titanic 85-year-old jazz saxophonist and composer says two much younger musicians had no right to release a recording with him.
 

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May 26, 2015 | NPR · We asked our panel of public-radio hosts to share their favorite new tracks. The resulting mix includes a Swedish R&B singer, a rising L.A. country star and an 18-year-old rapper.
 

May 26, 2015 | NPR · Brandon Flowers is the frontman for the band the Killers, and he makes his own music in between albums his group puts out. David Greene talks to Flowers about his new solo album: “The Desired Effect.”
 

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May 23, 2015 | NPR · A defense of the monumental, enduring, deceptively complex Swedish pop quartet, and the underlying emotion that has helped its hooks connect with fans for generations.
 

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May 21, 2015 | NPR · Rickie Lee Jones talks about a song from her new album, The Other Side Of Desire, along with New Orleans, Fats Domino, courage, proof of God’s existence, Guardians of the Galaxy and creation itself.
 

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May 20, 2015 | NPR · The longtime president of Blue Note Records, a lifelong jazz fan, signed artists such as Norah Jones, Joe Henderson and Robert Glasper. He died of complications due to Parkinson’s Disease. He was 79.
 

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May 17, 2015 | MPR · This week, the ensemble became the first professional U.S. orchestra since 1999 to play in Cuba — 86 years after its first visit to Havana.
 

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May 16, 2015 | NPR · The legendary blues guitarist and singer, who died on Thursday, was the most recognizable and accessible icon of a sound that was in flux.
 

 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · His announcement is quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well known to area residents and the addition of a well-known local group, the Kelly Bell Band, booked as entertainment.
 

May 29, 2015 | NPR · The case was brought by Jennie McCormack and Dr. Richard Hearn. In 2011, McCormack was arrested and faced criminal charges after she ended her pregnancy.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · A harsh winter and burgeoning trade deficit forced the economy to contract by 0.7 percent in the January-March period.
 

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Disney
May 29, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what’s making us happy this week.
 

HBO
May 29, 2015 | NPR · Oyelowo, who won accolades in 2014 for Selma, here works alone on camera in a dramatic film about a man coming undone in his mother’s house.
 

AMC
May 29, 2015 | NPR · Mackenzie Davis, lead actress in the AMC show, says she’s more interested in the story of an underdog woman than of a “damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams.”
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and and warm-toned banjo picking.
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The pianist brings nuance and impressive technique to a set that includes two of her original tunes, “Porridge” and “A Stone.”
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · West Coast legend DJ Quik enlists Kurupt, IAMSU! and Boogie for his fonky remix of indie rock group Spoon’s “Inside Out.”
 

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