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Sarah Vaughan's Magnificent Voice Reigns In 'Live At The Berlin Philharmonie'

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Mario Pavone Is As Powerful As Ever On Final Albums 'Blue Vertical' And 'Isabella'

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New Takes On Old Songs In 'Standing In The Doorway' And 'The Waylon Sessions'

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Composer Julius Eastman's music is slowly moving from neglected to championed. Donald Burkhardt hide caption

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Julius Eastman, A Misunderstood Composer, Returns To The Light

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Allison Russell Displays A Bursting Range Of Music On 'Outside Child'

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Shabaka Hutchings' 'Black To The Future' Is A Showcase For Black British Music

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Lil Nas X performs on the Season 46 finale of Saturday Night Live. Will Heath/NBC hide caption

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Ranking 'SNL' Musical Guests From Megan Thee Stallion To Morgan Wallen

For the last four years over at NPR Music, Stephen Thompson has compiled a ranking of the best and worst musical guests from the latest season of Saturday Night Live. Season 46 just wrapped up with Lil Nas X, who joins the ranks of this season's best performances, which includes Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen, Miley Cyrus and many others.

Ranking 'SNL' Musical Guests From Megan Thee Stallion To Morgan Wallen

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Olivia Rodrigo's debut album Sour is a follow-up to her singles "drivers license" and "deja vu." Grant Spanier/Geffen Records hide caption

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Olivia Rodrigo's debut album, Sour, is out May 21, less than six months after she shattered streaming records with the breakthrough single "drivers license." Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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Sophia Kennedy's 'Monsters' Showcases The Method Of A Restless Experimenter

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Daddy's Home (out May 14), Annie Clark's sixth album as St. Vincent, takes the sounds and sleaze of early-1970s New York as its aesthetic backdrop. Zackery Michael/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vincent Herring Infuses Jazz With Bold Strokes And Swagger On 'Minor Swing'

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Composer Bernard Herrmann Showcases His Range On 'PostClassical Ensemble'

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