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Siblings Gracie And Clyde Lawrence On Touring And The Meaning Of Home

The brother and sister have been performing together since they were toddlers, but touring across the country in the soul-pop band Lawrence gave them a new understanding of their relationship.

La Vida Boheme's latest album is La Lucha — or, "the struggle." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After Fleeing An Apocalypse, La Vida Boheme Embraces Its Immigrant Story

The Venezuelan rockers moved to Mexico as protest and corruption were swallowing their hometown of Caracas. Life in a foreign country became the inspiration for their latest album, La Lucha.

After Fleeing An Apocalypse, La Vida Boheme Embraces Its Immigrant Story

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Emma Watson plays Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, a live-action remake of the 1991 animated film. Laurie Sparham/Disney hide caption

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'Beauty And The Beast,' Music, And More From South By Southwest

This week, we visit the new Disney live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, and we all report back from Austin about the happenings at South By Southwest.

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Escape The Noise: Watch 9 Lullabies From Austin

Lydia Ainsworth, Phoebe Bridgers, L.A. Salami, Valerie June, Let's Eat Grandma and others sing us quiet songs on hotel beds and in art installations during SXSW.

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Nick Hakim Sings His Quiet Soul Into Space

In the Optic Obscura installation at SXSW, Hakim sings some psychedelic soul music for outer-space performed in a room that looks like outer-space.

René Pérez Joglar, aka Residente, visits a village outside the Ghanaian town of Tamale — one of many international communities to serve as the backdrop for the rapper's solo debut. Ruben Salgado Escudero/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Residente Journeys Across The World — And Finds Himself Everywhere

Two years after breaking up the Latin hip-hop juggernaut Calle 13, René Pérez Joglar can't stop connecting dots. The rapper's solo debut turns a simple DNA test into a massive multimedia project.

Run River North (Jennifer Rim, Joe Chun, Alex Hwang, Abe Kim, Daniel Chae and Sally Kang) performs at SXSW's first-ever Asian-American showcase. Stephanie Vu & Zenith Division/Courtesy of Kollaboration hide caption

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At SXSW, Asian-American Musicians Make A Space Of Their Own

This year's SXSW saw the first-ever showcase featuring exclusively Asian-American artists. Organizer Christine Minji Chang says one goal is to broaden Asian Americans' representation in the industry.

At SXSW, Asian-American Musicians Make A Space Of Their Own

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Sylvan Esso perform at Stubb's in Austin, Texas for NPR's 2017 SXSW showcase. Adam Kissick for NPR/NPR hide caption

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Watch Sylvan Esso Bring Bass And Twists To NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

Sylvan Esso, the duo of Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath, drew cheers for their soon-to-be-released new material during NPR Music's annual showcase in Austin.