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Terence Blanchard Turns A Tragic Champion Into An Opera Hero

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India.Arie reinvents herself on her new album, SongVersation. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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India.Arie Returns, With An Eye Toward A New 'SongVersation'

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Buika blends flamenco with African rhythms, jazz, blues and soul. Javi Rojo hide caption

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Flamenco Sensation Buika Embraces Her 'Animal' Voice

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T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King are the creative team behind Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a stage show based on a true story of small-town tragedy. Kevin Mazur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Listen To An Interview With The Creators Of 'Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County'

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Nathan Gunn and Sasha Cooke star in the new opera The Gospel of Mary Magdalene as Yeshua (the Hebrew name of Jesus) and the title character. San Francisco Opera hide caption

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A Loaded Bible Story, Tweaked For The Opera Stage

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The National's new album is titled Trouble Will Find Me. Deirdre O'Callaghan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The National: 'We've Earned Our Stripes'

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Singer Merry Clayton performs in Hollywood during a celebration of Carole King and her music. Michael Buckner/Getty Images hide caption

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'20 Feet From' The Spotlight, There's Singing Worthy Of One

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Jason Isbell's new album is called Southeastern. Michael Wilson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Isbell: A 'Southeastern' Songwriter's Path To Sobriety

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David Finckel is a longtime member of the Emerson String Quartet. Journeys: Tchaikovsky, Schoenberg is his last recording with the group. Christian Steiner/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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David Finckel On The Emerson Quartet's Changing Of The Guard

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Tim McGraw's new album is called Two Lanes to Freedom. Nigel Parry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tim McGraw: 'I'm Just Now Learning How To Be Good'

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T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King are the creative team behind Ghosts of Darkland County, a stage show based on a true story of small-town tragedy. Kevin Mazur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Rock Star, A Novelist And A Super-Producer Write A Musical

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Aoife O'Donovan's first solo album is called Fossils. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aoife O'Donovan: Digging Up Musical 'Fossils'

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Christian McBride: Music Is About People, Not Grammys

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Tenor Douglas Bowles (left), pianist Alex Hassan and soprano Karin Paludan perform music from The Greatest Songs You've Never Heard in NPR's Studio 1. Gabriella Demczuk/NPR hide caption

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'The Greatest Songs You've Never Heard,' Rescued From History

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