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Lena Horne

Lena Horne
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Lena Horne.

Lena Horne
John Abbot, Blue Note Records/AP

Lena Horne.

Lena Horne artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

June 30, 2007 An American music legend celebrates her 90th birthday.

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Count Basie was an early adopter of The Beatles.

September 9, 2009 As the landscape of popular music changed, jazz players found themselves interpreting the Fab Four.

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May 10, 2010 The late actress didn't choose to be racialized, but she was. Remarkably, she ran with it.

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May 10, 2010 The legendary entertainer broke barriers for blacks in film and television, as well as on stage.

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May 10, 2010 In the '50s and '60s, she was a prominent voice speaking out for civil rights.

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Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Hear concerts and interviews with the grandiose art-rock band.

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Being Myself

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  • Album: Being Myself
  • Artist: Lena Horne
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Released: 1998
 

Lena Horne at M-G-M: Ain't It the Truth

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  • Album: Lena Horne at M-G-M: Ain't It the Truth
  • Artist: Lena Horne
  • Label: Rhino/WEA
  • Released: 1996
 

Classic Lena Horne

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  • Album: Classic Lena Horne
  • Artist: Lena Horne
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Released: 2001