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The Edge Effect

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Fabio Consoli

The Surprising Benefit Of Moving And Grooving With Your Kid

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From left: Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and Halloween Jack are Bowie-inspired cocktails made by BKW by Brooklyn Winery. Shelby Hearn/BKW by Brooklyn Winery hide caption

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Charlie Walk, former president of Republic Records, left the company after a sexual misconduct investigation. Here, he's speaking on the TV show The Four, where he was a panelist. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahhab has been sentenced to six months in prison for spreading "false news." Anwar Amro/Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian Singers Jailed For 'Inciting Debauchery'

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A new study finds people all over the world are able to differentiate between lullabies and dance songs from cultures they're unfamiliar with. Klubovy/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Types Of Songs Are Universally Identifiable, Study Suggests

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At the Casa Histórica de la Música Cayeyana — a non-profit house of music in Cayey — people come together on the weekends to sing, dance, and recite poetry. Ryan Caron King/WNPR hide caption

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The Miraculous Love Kids music school founder Lanny Cordola (top left) stands with Madina Mohammadi (top center), Mursal (top right) and other students outside their rehearsal space in Kabul. Their favorite song is "Fragile" by Sting. "What we're trying to do with music is not singing and dancing and fancy stuff," Cordola says. "You know, these are songs of compassion and hope and healing." Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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An American Rock Musician Teaches Guitar To Kabul's Street Kids

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Musical.ly, which is based in Shanghai, is being acquired by Bytedance, an artificial intelligence-focused Chinese technology company. In the foreground, the mascot for Live.ly, a live-streaming app. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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After a series of big tremors last August, Norcia's small community of Benedictine monks sought shelter on the mountainside high above the town. An earthquake devastated the town, seen here from the mountainside, in October. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Beer-Brewing Monks Are Helping Rebuild Earthquake-Devastated Town In Italy

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will skip the Kennedy Center Honors later this year. It will be the fourth time in 40 years of the event that the sitting president won't be attendance. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Campers with Williams syndrome on stage at the Grand Ole Opry performing their original song, "I Love Big," with country artist Chris Young in front of a crowd of thousands. Emily Siner/WPLN hide caption

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Country Music And Brain Research Come Together At Nashville Summer Camp

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Iraqi government forces flash a victory sign while holding an upside-down Islamic State flag in western Mosul on June 9. As ISIS loses territory, it's still exhorting its supporters to keep fighting. Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As ISIS Gets Squeezed In Syria And Iraq, It's Using Music As A Weapon

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Doc Todd's hip-hop album is called Combat Medicine. Hyperion Productions/Courtesy of Doc Todd hide caption

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

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Music therapist Brian Schreck began working with Nate Kramer after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Together, they recorded a song of Nate's heartbeat layered over melodies. Courtesy of Brian Schreck hide caption

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Heartbeat Music: Parents Remember Their Son Through His Song Of Life

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A stage constructed amidst Roman ruins to host the rock opera Divine Nero has led some archaeologists and art historians to denounce what they see as the commercialization of the city's heritage. Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Atop Ancient Ruins, A Rock Opera About Emperor Nero Leaves Some Romans Unimpressed

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NIH Director Francis Collins and Renée Fleming, who is Artistic Advisor at Large for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., sing a duet. Shelby Knowles/NPR hide caption

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The Soprano And The Scientist: A Conversation About Music And Medicine

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(From left to right) Mackenzie Stamper, Adrian Rodriguez and Luke Ryan attend weekly Suzuki violin lessons with instructor Sara Johnson, part of a training program called MILEStone, or Music Impacting Language Expertise. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Using Music And Rhythm To Help Kids With Grammar And Language

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Most of the people in a choir at Ryerson University in Toronto have joined a study testing how practicing music might help people with hearing loss handle noisy environments better. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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'Like Brain Boot Camp': Using Music To Ease Hearing Loss

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