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Roddy Ricch leads NPR’s “Tiny Desk” garage edition

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Roddy Rich has delivered a memorable episode of NPR's "Tiny Desk" program, taking the show to the famed West Coast Customs garage, Wednesday, July 8.READ MORE

Ira Kaplan plays with Yo La Tengo

Yo La Tengo Covers The Cure, Hank Williams and The Parliaments on New Album [LISTEN]

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Yo La Tengo, one of America's most seminal and longest lasting rock groups ever, is back again with a new album of covers titled 'Stuff Like That There' featuring covers of iconic groups such as The Cure, Hank Williams and The Parliaments. The album is available today on NPR First Listen ahead of its official release set to drop Aug. 28.READ MORE

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Stream Vince Staples Debut Album 'Summertime '06' On NPR

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Long Beach, California rapper Vince Staples is gearing up for one of the most ambitious hip-hop debuts in the past several years and we can now the fruits of his labor. Vince Staples's debut major label album Summertime '06 is now streaming in full on NPR through Def Jam.READ MORE

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Stream Alabama Shakes's New Album 'Sound & Color' Ahead of April 21 Release [LISTEN]

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Alabama Shakes have been offering bits of their new album 'Sound & Color' recently, but NPR now has the entire effort available to stream ahead of its April 21 release. The new LP is the band's highly anticipated second album following the success of 2012's 'Boys & Girls.' So far, fans have heard "Don't Wanna Fight" and "Gimme All Your Love" from the album.READ MORE

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AraabMuzik Talks Touring, Remixes and Huge Library of Songs

Buzz 15:46PM EDT

AraabMuzik — birth name Abraham Orellana — is a 25-year-old, self-made producer known for his prolific beat library and work with Eminem, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and several other hip-hop stars.READ MORE

Wolfgang Rihm Receives Grawmeyer Award from University of Louisville for 15-Minute 'IN-SCHRIFT 2' Composition

Wolfgang Rihm Receives Grawmeyer Award from University of Louisville for 15-Minute 'IN-SCHRIFT 2' Composition

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For Wolfgang Rihm, his follow-up composition "IN-SCHRIFT 2" has garnered a lot of attention and acclaim. Thus, for his astounding work, Rihm has been given the 2015 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.READ MORE

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Bill Cosby Is Doing Damage Control, Refuses to Discuss Revived Rape Allegations

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Bill Cosby has spent a decade defending himself against allegations made by various women. While the comedian has prided himself on having a fairly wholesome image with generations remembering him primarily as Dr. Huxtable, when not peddling Pudding Pops, a more sinister side has been alleged. In the last week or so, rumors again have begun swirling about Cosby potentially drugging and raping women with one of his accusers, Barbara Bowman, speaking out again. While Cosby has been outspoken in the past, vehemently denying that he has ever put an inappropriate hand on any woman, this time around he has chosen to let his legal team do all the damage control. According to a report by TMZ, his attorney came out swinging, saying, "Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work."READ MORE

Damien Rice

Stream Damien Rice's New Effort 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy' [LISTEN]

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Damien Rice's last studio album, 9, came out eight years ago. For fans who can't wait until Nov. 10 when his follow-up, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, is released, the whole album is currently streaming over at NPR.READ MORE

Yusuf Cat Stevens in 2011

Stream Yusuf Cat Stevens's New Album 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone' Now [LISTEN]

Genres 13:00PM EDT

Yusuf Cat Stevens's new album "Tell 'Em I'm Gone" will be released Oct. 27, but NPR is currently streaming the record in its entirety.READ MORE

Gustavo Dudamel and Director Alberto Arvelo Team Up to Score New Simon Bolivar Film 'The Liberator'

Gustavo Dudamel and Director Alberto Arvelo Team Up to Score New Simon Bolivar Film 'The Liberator'

Tour Journals 09:54AM EDT

A most resounding political figure, Simon Bolivar was paid tribute in the U.S. this weekend via the new movie about his life in "The Liberator." And the film premieres the first ever scoring efforts of none other than the famous conductor Gustavo Dudamel.READ MORE

Cameron Carpenter's 'If You Could Read My Mind' and his International Touring Organ Hit the Internet

STREAM: Organist Cameron Carpenter's New Sony Classical Album, 'If You Could Read My Mind,' via NPR's 'First Listen'

Tour Journals 08:46AM EDT

We've premiered him before, of course. Namely, the video for Cameron Carpenter's "Alfie" from his Sony Classical debut If You Could Read My Mind. Not that we didn't know, but here on the full stream of CC's International Touring Organ disc is a burnished, almost neo-classical approach to the King's Instrument.READ MORE

VIDEO: Otters from the National Zoo Play Keyboard, Masters Program Offered to As Part of Animal Enrichment Program

WATCH: Asian Small-Clawed Otters from National Zoo Play Piano, Better Than an Orangutan Plays the Xylophone?

Genres 09:10AM EDT

If you put a thousand otters in a room and give them a keyboard, one is bound to write Beethoven.READ MORE

Kris Bowers Guides YouTubers Down the Pathways of Piano Playing from the 1800s to Now, per NPR

Kris Bowers Teaches YouTubers the History of Jazz Piano Playing from the 1800s to Now, NPR Makes Corrections

Tour Journals 10:32AM EDT

YouTube can always secure a firm grip on the latest trending media. Perhaps one of those videos that has become a household, well, vid, is the "Evolution of Dance" phenomenon. You remember it, maybe fragments of a orange-shirt, jean-wearing dance virtuoso, taking you through the steps of dance history, in the most interesting way he can.READ MORE

Viral Vixens: German Quartet Salut Salon Dominate YouTube Channels with Deliciously Humorous Idiosyncratic Performance

Viral Vixens: German Quartet Salut Salon Dominate YouTube Channels with Deliciously Humorous, Idiosyncratic Performance

Tour Journals 13:53PM EDT

For a good time, call the new German quartet Salut Salon. The group of women, trending on the social mediascapes, infuse a refreshing new blend of music, acrobatics and, believe it or not, some slapstick humor.READ MORE

Wish You Had Perfect Pitch? Researchers Find Epilepsy Drug May Help Adults Develop Rare Skill

Wish You Had Perfect Pitch? Researchers Find Epilepsy Drug May Help Adults Develop Rare Skill

Genres 16:21PM EDT

According to a research report published last week, scientists have discovered that Valproate, a drug used to treat epilepsy, can help adults develop perfect pitch. READ MORE

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