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Nicki Minaj accepts the award for hip-hop video of the year for "Anaconda" at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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Cellists with the Playa Pops Symphony warm up before performing at Burning Man in 2014. Jaki Levy/Courtesy of Burning Man hide caption

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Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man

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Stock prices fluctuated wildly this week after a sharp plunge on Monday — but what does that sound like? Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Jace Clayton Translates Stocks Into Sound

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Yo La Tengo plays the music you hear between Morning Edition stories in Studio 1. Lani Milton/NPR hide caption

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Yo La Tengo: Morning Edition's In-House Band For A Day

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Yo La Tengo Energizes Morning Edition Studio

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Kenneth Jackson stands outside the Dew Drop Inn, which his grandfather, Frank Painia, opened in 1938. John Burnett for NPR hide caption

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As New Orleans Recovers, Will The Dew Drop Inn Swing Again?

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Hard To Categorize: Joseph C. Phillips' Album 'Changing Same' Is Out Tuesday

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Kendrick Lamar performs onstage in June. His most recent album, To Pimp A Butterfly, runs nearly 80 minutes over 16 songs. Earl Gibson/Getty Images for BET hide caption

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Members of the Syrian band Khebez Dawle include (from left to right) Hekmat Qassar on guitar and keyboards, lead guitarist Bashar Darwish, bassist Muhammad Bazz and lead singer Anas Maghrebi. Half the band members are now in Turkey, and are strongly considering seeking asylum in Europe. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Syrian Rockers, Fleeing War, Find Safety And New Fans In Beirut

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Bob Dylan in the studio in the summer of 1965, while recording Highway 61 Revisited, which was mostly produced by Bob Johnston. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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