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Monday

Amanda Shires, performing during the Americana Awards at Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 22, 2021 in Nashville. Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Americana Music hide caption

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Amanda Shires wants out 'For Christmas'

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Tuesday

Steve Inskeep spoke to Raekwon about the new book, the difficulties of his upbringing and the trappings of success. Sebastian Duncan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'From Staircase to Stage': Raekwon on growing up in N.Y. and the Wu-Tang Clan

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Wednesday

Aimee Mann new album, Queens of the Summer Hotel, is out now Sheryl Nields/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aimee Mann's Album, 'Queens of the Summer Hotel,' is inspired by 'Girl, Interrupted'

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Friday

ABBA, on stage at Paramount Theater in Portland. The group's new album, Voyage is out Nov. 5. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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ABBA is back with new music and plans for a high-tech stage show

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Friday

Randy Bachman holds a Gretsch guitar that is similar to the one stolen in 1976. He plans to swap this one for his original with TAKESHI, a Japanese musician who bought Bachman's beloved instrument in 2016. Randy Bachman hide caption

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Rocker Randy Bachman's guitar was stolen 45 years ago. A fan tracked it down

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Friday

In These Silent Days is the latest collaboration between singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile and her core band, twin brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth. Neil Krug/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Brandi Carlile, band and family are one and the same

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Friday

Jazz singer Tony Bennett and pop star Lady Gaga released their second duet album, Love for Sale, on Oct. 1. Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS hide caption

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's latest, and likely last, ring-a-ding

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Tuesday

Jontu, an Indian rhino, wanders around his enclosure at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquariumin in Omaha, Neb. Last week, an improperly closed gate allowed him to wander a little farther. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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A Hungry Hungry Rhino Escaped His Pen At An Omaha Zoo To Munch On Grass

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Wednesday

Lara Downes, with her father in San Francisco, ca. 1975. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Celebrating Juneteenth And Black Music Month With Classical Classics

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Wednesday

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Floating Along In Uncertainty With Vijay Iyer

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Wednesday

Tasha Cobbs Leonard, photographed in 2020. JD Barnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gospel Sensation Tasha Cobbs Leonard Has Several Reasons (For You) To Believe

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Monday

Artist Robert Finley. Alysse Gafjken/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Sharecropper's Son': Louisiana Musician Finds Success Decades After Trying

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Wednesday

Matt Allen, who records under the name Nur-D. Marrie Weigel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Twin Cities Rapper Nur-D, Another Step Forward

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Wednesday

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Money Mark, Beastie Boys Keyboardist, Has A Timeless Reminder

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Wednesday

Ishibashi was born to post-war immigrants from Japan, which, albeit slowly, the artist has conceptually embraced more in his music. Rachael Renee Levasseur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'For Every Voice That Never Sang,' Kishi Bashi Is Confident For A Changing World

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Wednesday

From left: Angel, Israel, Momo, Abraham and Victory Boyd. The pandemic afforded the Boyd family a chance to harmonize interpersonally, before doing the same as Infinity Song. Courtesy of Shore Fire Media hide caption

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Get Out Of Your Head With Infinity Song's 'Outside Myself'

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Wednesday

Jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy, led by League, recently won the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. Stella K/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'The Last Friend,' Michael League Imagines Death As A Benevolent Companion

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Tuesday

Lara Downes. Her recent album, Phenomenal Women, featured recordings of compositions by Black female composers whose legacies have been overlooked by the classical establishment. Max Barrett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With Her Recording Series 'Rising Sun,' Lara Downes Re-Centers Black Composers

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Wednesday

The New York musician's entry for Morning Edition's Song Project draws its heartache from personal experience. Charlotte Pinson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kat Edmonson Hopes This Song Project Entry, 'If You're Scared,' Will Comfort Her Mom

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Wednesday

The Fort Lauderdale duo Black Violin wrote "Time to Shine" after reflecting on what happened last year and ringing in the new one. Mark Clennon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Time To Shine,' Black Violin Focuses On The Light

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Wednesday

In "Broken Harvest," Madison Cunningham writes as an artist who has lost major opportunities to the pandemic, but found inspiration in her time off. Claire Marie Vogel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Broken Harvest,' Madison Cunningham Is Hopeful For A Fresh Start

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Wednesday

Lila Downs' song for the Morning Edition Song Project, "Dark Eyes," honors essential workers who are often overlooked. Jennifer Pochat/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lila Downs' New Song Is About Indigenous Workers' Invisible Labor

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Friday

Barry Gibb's new album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1, is a collection of Bee Gees songs reworked as duets with some of the biggest names in Nashville. Desiree Prieto/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Greenfields,' Barry Gibb Takes The Bee Gees' Legacy To Nashville

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Wednesday

Brandy Clark's new track for the Morning Edition Song Project is about processing death and celebrating a life well lived. Chris Phelps hide caption

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On 'Remember Me Beautiful,' Brandy Clark Processes Death And Celebrates Life

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