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Music Interviews

With 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega Explores The Rougher Edges Of Fame

It's hard to believe a sound so country and Americana is coming out of Ontario — NPR's Scott Simon speaks with singer Lindi Ortega about her new album, Faded Gloryville.

The first foundation jacket installed by Deepwater Wind in the nation's first offshore wind farm construction project is seen next to a construction crane on Monday, on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Block Island, R.I. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm

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The Olympic flag flutters near the Cauldron at the Olympic Park during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Boston's Ride, Or Thanks But No Thanks, Olympic Committee

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Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104 [1. Allegro molto moderato] Boston Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor)
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 [Allegretto] Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras (conductor)

Boosters of Kazakhstan's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics rally in Almaty as they wait for word of whether their city won. It didn't, forcing Kazakhstan back to the drawing board for ways to achieve international recognition. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of The 2022 Winter Olympics

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Demonstrators protested the death of Michael Brown on last summer in Ferguson, Mo., even as police sprayed pepper spray, shot smoke, gas and flash grenades. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

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Purple Haze Friend N Fellow
Your Name Reggie Watts

Circa 1974: a photo of Vic Firth, the former principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a leader among percussion equipment manufacturers. Milton Feinberg/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony hide caption

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Remembering Vic Firth, An Orchestral — And Entrepreneurial — Legend

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For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

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Do You Love Me? Eddie Gómez & Kramer, Mark
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Refugees line up to apply for asylum at a reception center in Berlin, Germany. Figures released last week showed that about 180,000 asylum applications were filed in the first six months of 2015, more than twice as many as in the same period last year. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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In Germany, Asylum-Seekers Could Fill A Chronic Workforce Need

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Autumn Rain Freddie Joachim

A farm owner inspects his tobacco crop in the sun. While Zimbabwe's tobacco production has made something of a turnaround lately, journalist Peta Thornycroft says much of the country's troubles since 2000 have been tied to failures in its capital-intensive tobacco farms. Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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To Ease An Economic Meltdown, Zimbabwe Considers Returning Farmland

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Further In Caspian
Something Soulive

This gargantuan beauty was built during the 1999 Delaware State News Sandcastle Contest. The castle was lost all too soon in a tragic high-tide accident. Grant L. Gursky/Associated Press hide caption

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Blueprints Before High Tide: An Architect Explains The Perfect Sandcastle

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With 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega Explores The Rougher Edges Of Fame

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