Patty Larkin recorded voice and guitar for 25 songs, then let her friends do the rest. Jana Leon hide caption

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Patty Larkin: 25 Songs, 25 Friends, 25 Years

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Chopin's Iconic Funeral March

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Still Smiling? Jay Leno, seen here in 2004 behind the desk on his old Tonight Show set, returns to the show March 1 — but may be bringing some baggage along. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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As Leno Goes Late Again, Is His Brand Still Strong?

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Singer k.d. lang's soaring vocal range and mesmerizing delivery come from discipline and careful choices. Courtesy of Herb Ritts Foundation hide caption

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k.d. lang: An 'Immortal' Voice, Patiently Preserved

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Nikkole Salter as Taylor (from left), Jason Dirden as Kent, Billy Eugene Jones as Flip and Rosie Benton as Kimber in Stick Fly at Arena Stage. Scott Suchman/Arena Stage hide caption

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Pride And Privilege — And Prejudice — On Stage

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look At NPR's '50 Great Voices'

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Daisey's breakthrough work 21 Dog Years also weaved details from life with historical fact, tracing the dotcom boom through his years working at Amazon.com. Stan Barouh hide caption

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'Cult' Hero Mike Daisey: When The Dollar Is Almighty

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NBC Eyes Moving Leno Back To Late Night

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Work, Play: Facebook on the laptop, Lolcats on the iPhone, an early version of this story on the desktop and a lifeline to the outside world on those TVs — it's just an average day in the NPR newsroom. Photo illustration by Claire O'Neill/NPR hide caption

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In This Decade, Every Room Is A Screening Room

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Move Over MacGyver: Other Shows Make Science Fun

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For Would-Be Dahl Movie Adapters, A Critical Test

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'Ten Years Later,' The Matthew Shepard Story Retold

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How is Jay Leno Doing In His New Time Slot?

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