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The musical Ain't Too Proud:The Life and Times of the Temptations, draws from the memories of the original group's only living member, Otis Williams. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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'I Lived Through All That?': The Temptations Musical Hits The High And The Low Notes

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Tiny Desk Contest standout Yasmin Williams from Woodbridge, Va., lays a guitar face up, taps on the frets and plays percussion in the NPR studio. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Yasmin Williams Transcends All Guitar Norms In Her Tiny Desk Contest Entry

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Jazz singer Gregory Porter and NPR's Audie Cornish at a live interview at NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on June 27, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Gregory Porter On Channeling Nat King Cole: 'Nat Got Me Through Some Moments'

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Author Robert Hilburn On World Cafe

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"I used metaphor a lot in earlier work to hide what it was that I was actually trying to say," Florence Welch says. Vincent Haycock/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Florence Welch Is Thankful For Her Messy Teenage Years: 'It Formed Me'

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Jesse and Joy Huerta, who make up the Mexican pop duo Jesse & Joy, are considering making English-language albums, and have become vocal advocates for Mexican migrants in the U.S. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Mexican-American Duo Jesse & Joy Advocate For Migrants In The U.S.

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Black Lung Disease Can't Keep Frank Newsome From Singing Hymns

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Ruen Brothers performing live at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Senia Lopez/WXPN hide caption

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Ruen Brothers On World Cafe

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Bolero Enjoys A Revival Thanks, In Part, To 2 Teenage Sisters

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Rare Essence On World Cafe

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"The essence of country music is talking about your experiences," Priscilla Renea says. Kyle Goldberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Priscilla Renea Refuses To Be Quiet About Racism In Country Music

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XXXTentacion performs during Rolling Loud Festival in Miami in 2017. The rapper was shot and killed on June 18, 2018. Miami Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Contradictions Of XXXTentacion Are 'Difficult To Square'

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Jill Barber's new album Metaphora means "to transfer meaning" in Greek. "It captures a lot of what this album is about, which is my experience in the world as a woman," she says. Ivan Otis /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jill Barber Goes Pop, Minus Some Sweetness

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John Coltrane and his band recording at Van Gelder Studios in 1963. Jim Marshall Photography LLC hide caption

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John Coltrane's Lost Album A 'Buried Treasure' For Jazz Fans

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Kississippi on World Cafe

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