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Jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan doesn't mind that, despite her critical acclaim, she's not a household name. "The people that respect what I do and hire me, that's all I need, you know?" she says. "I just need to keep doing this music as long as I live. " Richard Laird/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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At 86, A 'Jazz Child' Looks Back On A Life Of Sunshine, Sorrow

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Warm Latin Music For The Chilly Holiday Season

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NPR Staffers Pick Their Favorite Music Interviews

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Backstage With Janis Joplin: Doubts, Drugs And Compassion

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"If I trust you with the power of human life, your standard has to be much higher," says rapper Killer Mike, son of a policeman, on police violence. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Killer Mike: 'Rap Has Given Me Voice'

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How The Four Seasons Clashed, Dealt With The Mob And Made Lasting Hits

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Marty Stuart: Keeper Of Country Music's Cowboy Couture

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Naive, Yet Revolutionary: Ray Davies On 50 Years Of The Kinks

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"What's gonna all bring us together is when we recognize that diversity in each other and not be afraid of it," Melissa Etheridge says. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Melissa Etheridge Opens Her Heart

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The British choral group called The Sixteen have taken on new settings of the ancient Stabat Mater text. Molina Visuals/The Sixteen hide caption

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Stabat Mater: Young Composers Explore An Ancient Text

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David Gilmour On World Cafe

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After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

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Soprano Jessye Norman leaves the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on Thursday after taping the Late Show with David Letterman. Ray Tamarra/WireImage hide caption

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Guest DJ Jessye Norman: From Augusta To Valhalla

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Gruff Rhys Journeys Into The 'American Interior'

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