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Kentucky's James Young pulls up for a shot against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday.

Read Which Member Of Wilco Is A Wildcat & More: A Final Four Music Quiz

March 30, 2014 – Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida and UConn have produced some famous musicians. Can you name them?

Fans attend the second day of the Vive Latino 2013 Music Fest at the Foro Sol in Mexico City.

Read 14 Can't-Miss Bands At Vive Latino

March 27, 2014 – Watch a video playlist featuring some of Alt.Latino's favorite artists playing Vive Latino.

Patryk Kosmider

Read 10 Celtic Songs To Kick Off Spring

March 21, 2014 – Welcome in the new season with these 10 vernal-themed songs from NPR Music's ThistleRadio.

Pharrell Williams

Read Get Lucky On St. Patrick's Day With These 25 R&B Songs

March 16, 2014 – Kiss more than just a blarney stone this St. Paddy's Day.

Ana Tijoux.

Read Not in Austin? Hear Alt.Latino's SXAmericas Mix

March 11, 2014 – Listen to 10 standout tracks from Alt.Latino's SXSW DJ event.

Luther Vandross is one of many classic R&B singers you'll hear on our "I'll Take You There" channel.

Read I'll Take You There: R&B From NPR Music

February 10, 2014 – A 24/7 channel that spans six decades of R&B and soul, from doo-wop to today's best slow jams.

British songwriter Laura Mvula was a favorite on public radio stations around the country.

Read Heavy Rotation: Public Radio's Songs Of 2013

December 12, 2013 – Hear public radio stations' favorite songs of the year, from indie rock to cutting-edge classical.

Marvin Gaye walks ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, London, in 1976.

Read Northern Soul: When Britain Raved To R&B KALW

November 20, 2013 – Forty years ago, young Britannia went crazy for soul music. Listen to this 24/7 mix to find out why. KALW

Members of Suede in 1993, left to right: Simon Gilbert, Bernard Butler, Brett Anderson, Matt Osman.

Read Don't Look Back In Anger: Britpop At 20

September 8, 2013 – Spin the era's best songs and hear from the musicians on why Britpop mattered.

Bay Area rapper Antwon.

Read AllDayPlay: Turnt Up Radio YouthRadio

August 30, 2013 – We let some Bay Area teens take over an NPR Music Radio channel. The kids are alright. YouthRadio

The Freedom Singers make several appearances in our mix of songs inspired by the civil rights movement — a collection that ranges from 1963 to the present day.

Read The Mix: Songs Inspired By The Civil Rights Movement

July 9, 2013 – Listen to a collection of songs that came from and commemorate the struggle for civil rights.

Mariah Carey in the video for "Always Be My Baby" in 1996.

Read The Songs Of The Summer, 1962-2013

June 21, 2013 – Have these hits of yesteryear aged like a fine wine, or fermented like a stinky cheese? You decide.

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Marvin Sapp performs at the How Sweet the Sound national gospel competition September 29 ,2008 in Chicago, Illinois.

Read Train To Glory: A Gospel Music Mix KUNM

March 28, 2013 – Listen to a continuous mix of songs curated by KUNM's Cecilia Webb, host of Train to Glory. KUNM

Malian singing legend Oumou Sangare performing in Essaouira, Morocco in June 2012.

Read The Mali 100, Presented By Afropop Worldwide

March 13, 2013 – Read a list of 100 essential songs from the troubled but musically rich West African country.

Molly Hamilton of Widowspeak is one of the 100 acts with songs in our annual SXSW sampler.

Read The Austin 100: A SXSW 2013 Mix

March 5, 2013 – Download 100 songs by artists worth discovering at SXSW 2013, plus details on NPR's Austin events.

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