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Charity Tillemann-Dick is an opera singer who, in 2009, received a double lung transplant. She tells this story in her new memoir, The Encore. John Armato/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singing With New Lungs In 'The Encore'

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Shania Twain's new album, Now, is her first after a decade-and-a-half break. Mert Alas, Marcus Piggott/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear Shania Twain on Weekend Edition Sunday

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Lilly Hiatt On World Cafe

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Demi Lovato's new album, Tell Me You Love Me, is out now. Dennis Leupold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sorry: Demi Lovato's Not Sorry

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Latin Roots: Buscabulla

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Charles Bradley On World Cafe

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Power of Peace is the tile of the new album from Santana and The Isley Brothers Maryanne Bilham/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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The Isley Brothers & Santana On World Cafe

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Miley Cyrus' new album, Younger Now, comes out Sept. 29. Pixel Dust Digital/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I'm Not Afraid Of Who I Used To Be': Miley Cyrus On 'Younger Now'

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Marin Alsop is the music director of the Baltimore Orchestra Symphony. Alessandra Fratus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Conducting Class At The Peabody Conservatory With Marin Alsop

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Amadou And Mariam On World Cafe

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"Every few weeks I threaten to leave, but it's been 17 years," Shilpa Ray says of New York. "I'm just going to stay here, I don't know how I'm going to do it." Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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