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From @WorldCafe : Lucy Dacus' @lucydacus ) 'Home Video' is a collection of personal moments from the singer-songwriter's life, translated into music by way of her vulnerable, honest lyricism.

Marian Anderson, who broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera in 1955, is remembered in a deluxe new release of albums and images.

The Karnofsky Shop, the building where musical great Louis Armstrong spent much of his childhood, is no longer standing after Hurricane Ida battered New Orleans.

Tim Ries, a longtime touring member of The Rolling Stones, says his favorite nights were the ones without a show — when he and Charlie Watts would sneak into town to play the music they loved most.

This week on #NowPlaying : On the Timbaland-produced "Are You That Somebody," Aaliyah's soulful, contemporary-sounding vocals enchant. Even though it's been over 20 years, this track feels like yesterday.

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Memphis singer-songwriter Yebba@yebbasmith ) reworks songs from her debut album, 'Dawn,' from a room inside Electric Lady Studios for her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert.

Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of @lowtheband  talk with NPR's Lee Hale about their newest album 'HEY WHAT' and how they're still finding their sound.

It's Tuesday — Viking's Choice has been updated. Tune in for Makthaverskan's moping dream-pop, Khemmis' devastating doom, Dolly Mixture's girl-group jangle and more.

This week on #NowPlaying : Makthaverskan's music sounds like dreaming — not the blurry memory post-slumber, but the act itself.

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This week on #NowPlaying : Snail Mail's @snailmail ) "Valentine" finds a pair of lovers at circumstantial odds: one followed by a spotlight, and the other on the threshold of departure.

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The first single from @BTS_twt 's 'Map of the Soul: 7,' out Feb. 21, is a swirl of string-swept emo-rap introspection. Watch the video featuring Slovenia's MN Dance Company:

Jimmy Cobb, whose subtle and steady drumming formed the pulse of some of jazz's most beloved recordings (including 'Kind of Blue') died at his home in Manhattan on Sunday. He was 91. .

?️ On the eve of Election Day, Tracy Chapman gave her first TV performance since 2015 on @LateNightSeth  with a solo acoustic rendition of "Talkin' Bout a Revolution."

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