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Big Red Machine, born of the friendship of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner, is less a band than a large-scale collaboration involving dozens of musicians. Graham Tolbert /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With Big Red Machine, Justin Vernon And Aaron Dessner Are Anti-Auteurs

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Meg Myers On World Cafe

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Carmen Miranda inspires one of the characters in The Air You Breathe, the new novel by Frances de Pontes Peebles. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Samba And Saudade: The Inspirations Behind 'The Air You Breathe'

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Amos Lee Mini Concert On World Cafe

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

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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The Thistle & Shamrock: ThistleRadio New

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Dougie MacLean: New Tomorrow

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Tyler Mitchell On Being The First African-American To Photograph A 'Vogue' Cover

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David Byrne (left) with World Cafe Host, Talia Schlanger (right) backstage at the 2018 XPoNential Music Festival. John Myers/WXPN hide caption

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David Byrne On World Cafe

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Fans of Aretha Franklin attend a viewing for the soul music legend at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday in Detroit. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'She Was Our Queen': Fans Pay Their Final Respects To Aretha Franklin

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Gabriel Kahane's new album, Book of Travelers, was conceived on a two-week train ride across America. Josh Goleman/Nonesuch records hide caption

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Strangers On A Train: How Gabriel Kahane's Travels Inspired An Album Of Empathy

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Jamie Bernstein watches her father, Leonard Bernstein, conduct the New York Philharmonic at a rehearsal for one of his Young People's Concerts, circa fall 1962. Bob Serating /New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives hide caption

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Camille Thurman performs onstage during the Jazz at Lincoln Center 2017 Gala in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images hide caption

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Camille Thurman Is A Rare Jazz Double Threat

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