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Sly and the Family Stone circa 1971. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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The Culture Corner: Sly & The Family Stone

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Honored onscreen and in sound, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, a messenger whose time is now

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Yoko Ono's Plastic Ono Band is centered on her unique and powerful voice; even decades after its release, it still sounds utterly fearless. Photo Illustration by Renee Klahr/NPR; Getty Images; Courtesy of Apple Records hide caption

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Joan Wasser turned a prolific session-player career into her own band, Joan as Police Woman. Her latest album, The Solution Is Restless, began as a marathon jam with Afrobeat innovator Tony Allen. Giles Clement/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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NPR Music critic Ann Powers writes that Adele's new album, 30, "engages with the world — through lyrics that trade adolescent romanticism for genuine self-examination." Her new album, 30, is out now. Simon Emmett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Adele talks coming back to Earth at '30'

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A new album marks the 90th birthday of Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. Peter Hundert /Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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The fearless musical philosophy of Sofia Gubaidulina

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Four centuries of Black American history are told in new Kronos Quartet performance

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Adele sings in front of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles during a televised concert to promote her fourth album, 30, which chronicles the aftermath of her divorce in ways that take subtle chances with the star's signature cathartic style. Cliff Lipson/Getty Images hide caption

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Victoria Sur nets a Latin Grammy nomination with airy lullabies she wrote for her kids

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Zhalarina entered the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest with her song "Lala." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tiny Desk Contest entrant Zhalarina on the paternal bond that inspired 'Lala'

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English electronica musician and producer Jon Hopkins. His new album, Music For Psychedelic Therapy, is out now. Kevin Lake/Future Music Magazine hide caption

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Jon Hopkins found his beatless new album, 'Music for Psychedelic Therapy,' deep down

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Composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter with a page from his ...(Iphigenia) score. Jeff Tang/Courtesy of Real Magic hide caption

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Wayne Shorter's operatic dream comes true, brought to life with Esperanza Spalding

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