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6:03 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Whitehorse Layers Complex Rhythms In 'Leave No Bridge'

Originally published on Sat February 21, 2015 8:26 am

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You might think that Whitehorse is a 10-piece affair. The Canadian band plays complex melodies, its rhythms are layered, but Whitehorse is actually just a couple of people.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE WALLS HAVE DRUNKEN EARS")

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Music Reviews
11:34 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Ornette Coleman Returns With His Unmistakable Sound

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 2:58 pm

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Music News
3:05 am
Fri February 20, 2015

First Listen: Public Service Broadcasting's 'Race For Space'

Originally published on Fri February 20, 2015 6:10 am

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Deceptive Cadence
2:16 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Composing The Folk Music Of A Made-Up Country

Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori as hotel concierge M. Gustave and his lobby-boy confidante, Zero, in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 6:13 pm

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The Record
7:40 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Blur Announces First Album In 12 Years

Blur, producer Stephen Street and BBC host Zane Lowe during the band's Facebook webcast.
Facebook

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 8:08 am

Blur, one of the greatest rock bands of the 1990s, will release an album in 2015. It's called The Magic Whip, and it's due out April 28 in the U.S.

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Jazz Night In America
4:59 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Christian McBride On 'A Love Supreme' And Its Descendants

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.
Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Originally published on Wed February 18, 2015 7:04 pm

Christian McBride remembers very well the first time he heard A Love Supreme, the John Coltrane classic that turns 50 this month. The bassist, composer and host of NPR's Jazz Night in America was in high school in Philadelphia, and had grown friendly with the staff at record store he passed on his daily commute.

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Music Reviews
1:00 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Robert Earl Keen Delves Into Bluegrass With A Texan Twang

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Deceptive Cadence
6:03 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Anderson & Roe's Personalized Bach

The new album by piano duo Anderson and Roe is devoted to J.S. Bach.
Ken Schles

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 5:04 am

Music lexicographer Theodore Baker, in his biographical dictionary of musicians, labeled J.S. Bach as the "supreme arbiter and lawgiver of music." And while Bach may have blanched had he read such a description, there is absolute power to much of his music.

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NPR Story
3:04 am
Tue February 17, 2015

'It's My Party,' ' You Don't Own Me' Singer Lesley Gore Dies At 68

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 5:58 am

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Deceptive Cadence
12:21 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

One Night Only: The Streets Meet The Opera House

The Dallas Street Choir performed in T-shirts, then changed into formalwear for the Street Requiem. Baritone Russell Rodriguez is in front, far right, in an orange T-shirt.
Courtesy of Mark Mullaney

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 5:35 pm

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