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Deceptive Cadence

On Helene Grimaud's New Album, 'Water' Is A Metaphor And Motivation

An environmental activist as well as a pianist, Grimaud was motivated by composers' fascination with water. Each piece on her new album is inspired by it.

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How Major Chinese Banks Help Sell Knock-Offs

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With Special Tax Suspended, Medical Device Firms Reap Big Savings

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Lisbon The Walkmen
Dark Eyes Calexico, Iron and Wine et. al.
Ten Cent Pistol The Black Keys

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Protests Widen As India Debates When Speech Is Sedition

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Etheric Device Glass Candy

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Toshiko Akiyoshi's Jazz Orchestra Brought The Club To Concert Halls

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Village Toshiko Akiyoshi
Kisarazu Zinku Toshiko Akiyoshi

The man in the T-shirt is Paolo Sandoval, 42. His wife (seated, far right, in a white shirt) is Jessica Vivana Torres, 30. She's 15 weeks pregnant with their first child and came down with Zika three weeks ago. "I'm really worried about brain damage in the baby," says Sandoval, who listens intently as the ultrasound doctor describes the procedure. Nurith Aizenman/NPR hide caption

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With Zika Looming, What's It Like At A Maternity Clinic In Colombia?

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Pink Bullets The Shins
Attack the Doctor Blockhead
Smoothie Song Nickel Creek

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In The West Bank, Barriers Don't Necessarily Make Good Neighbors

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Spotless Mind [Score] Jon Brion

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Facing Severe Food Shortages, Venezuela Pushes Urban Gardens

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Dani Guimauve Depth Affect
Sol Clap Quantic

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On Helene Grimaud's New Album, 'Water' Is A Metaphor And Motivation

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La cath├ędrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. 117/10
Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7

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