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Paris-based singer and pianist Benjamin Clementine makes his U.S. debut with the new EP I Dream, I Smile, I Walk, I Cry. Micky Clement/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Benjamin Clementine Trades 'Sleeping On The Floor' For 'Sleeping In A Palace'

The singer and pianist went from busking on the streets of Paris to eliciting Nina Simone comparisons and headlining sold-out shows, but he says he's just lucky to be able to express himself.

Origins: Summer in the High Grassland Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble
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Enchantment: Distant Green Valley Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble
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Master carvers like Ratna Muni Brahmacharya are in a position to play a key role in restoring Nepal's many damaged temples and monuments. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

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War Of The Worlds City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Nic Raine
Theme from Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Mark Northam

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A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

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Soul Singer Jerry Lawson's 'Just A Mortal Man' Almost Came True

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I Hope That Love Always Knows Your Name Jerry Lawson
People Get Ready Jeff Beck

New Shiloh Baptist Rev. Harold Carter Jr. (left) and Caleb Studivant, a 24-year-old member of the church, have closely watched the unrest surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the community's reaction. Natalie Friedman Winston/NPR hide caption

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Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'

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First Touch Marcin Wasilewski

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Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

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Art for Art's Sake 10cc
Come And See Me Ludacris & Big K.R.I.T.
No Mercy Nels Cline

Paris-based singer and pianist Benjamin Clementine makes his U.S. debut with the new EP I Dream, I Smile, I Walk, I Cry. Micky Clement/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Benjamin Clementine Trades 'Sleeping On The Floor' For 'Sleeping In A Palace'

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Sonatine Bureaucratique: Andante Jean-yves Thibaudet
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