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Barry Lopez won the National Book Award in 1986 for Arctic Dreams. John W. Clark hide caption

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Barry Lopez, Acclaimed Author And Traveler Beyond Many Horizons, Dies At 75

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Paul McCartney has released McCartney III, the latest in a trilogy of solo recordings that stretches back to 1970. Mary McCartney hide caption

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On 'McCartney III,' Paul McCartney Is A One-Man Show Again

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Love Is the King is a new solo album from Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, featuring his sons Spencer and Sammy. Whitten Sabbatini/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Family Reigns Supreme On Jeff Tweedy's New Album, 'Love Is The King'

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Best known as the frontman of '90s underground powerhouse Pavement, Stephen Malkmus explores folk on his new album Traditional Techniques. "It's almost scary, the naked quiet," he says. SamuelGehrke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stephen Malkmus On The Challenge Of Playing Acoustically And Pavement's Reunion

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After decades as a sometimes outrageous outsider soul singer, Swamp Dogg leaned into more heartfelt country-inspired music on his latest album Sorry You Couldn't Make It. David McMurry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Swamp Dogg On Reinvention, Country Music And Getting Another Rolls-Royce

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"I feel like my whole identity, really, is caught up in the dance floor world," Georgia says. Her newest album Seeking Thrills is out this month. Joseph Connor /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Seeking Thrills,' Georgia Channels A Lifetime On The Dance Floor

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Billboard chart analyst Chris Molanphy cites Taylor Swift as an artist who effectively differentiates between albums with the help of her video aesthetics. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images hide caption

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Here Comes YouTube: 'Billboard' To Change How It Calculates Top Albums

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2012's song of the summer, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe," inspired the popular music podcast Switched on Pop. Now, the co-hosts have authored a new book. Barry Brecheisen/AP hide caption

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'Switched On Pop' Podcast Turns Accessible Music Analysis Into A New Book

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Sheila Morrison of Derry, N.H., says health care is her top issue as a voter. When asked what she hopes to accomplish with her vote, Morrison says: "Improve my life and the life of people like me." Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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What Matters To Health Care Voters: 5 Voices From New Hampshire

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A view of the Koch Foods chicken processing plant in Morton, Miss. Andrea Morales for NPR hide caption

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Months After Massive ICE Raid, Residents Of A Mississippi Town Wait And Worry

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Lev Parnas (left) arrives with Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, before a funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush on Dec. 5, 2018. Parnas and Igor Fruman, Soviet-born associates of Giuliani, are accused by U.S. prosecutors of skirting campaign contribution limits as part of a plot to oust the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How A Complicated Web Connects 2 Soviet-Born Businessmen With The Impeachment Inquiry

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Black Belt Eagle Scout's At the Party With My Brown Friends is out now. Eleanor Petry/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'We Will Always Sing': Black Belt Eagle Scout Makes Space For The Marginalized

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"I was very influenced to sing more in Arabic and to express my Sudanese identity much more confrontationally and much more honestly," Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane says. Daniel Dorsa/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sinkane Harnesses Hope For Sudan In 'Dépaysé' Album

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Lucia Lucas, with cast mate Hidenori Inoue, in a dress rehearsal for the Tulsa Opera's 2019 Don Giovanni production. Shane Bevel Photography/Tulsa Opera hide caption

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'They Know That I'm The Real Deal': Transgender Baritone Makes Opera History

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Vampire Weekend's Father of the Bride, the band's first album in six years, is out May 3. Michael Schmelling/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vampire Weekend Is Looking For The Cool Within The Uncool

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