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Music Interviews
7:32 am
Sat February 14, 2015

50 Years Of Music With Gordon Lightfoot

Originally published on Sat February 14, 2015 10:15 am

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Drum Fill Friday
12:27 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Drum Fill Friday, With Cursive's Cully Symington

Cully Symington drums for the band Cursive, but has also performed and recorded with The Afghan Whigs, Okkervil River, Shearwater and Bishop Allen
Danin Drahos

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 1:04 pm

This week's Drum Fill Friday was put together by drummer Cully Symington. He's currently with the band Cursive, though he's also played with The Afghan Whigs, Bishop Allen, Okkervil River and Shearwater. Cursive is currently on tour for their deluxe reissue of The Ugly Organ, originally released in 2003.

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Remembrances
5:00 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Singer Anita Darian Remembered For Genre-Spanning Career

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 6:26 pm

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Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

A moment now to remember a soprano whose voice was heard by millions of people who never who she was.

(SOUNDBITE OF UNIDENTIFIED SONG)

ANITA DARIAN: (Singing) How I wish we weren't...

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Music
4:36 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

A Serious Man: Father John Misty's Transformation In Progress

Father John Misty's latest album is titled I Love You, Honeybear.
Emma Tillman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 8:13 am

When singer-songwriter Josh Tillman started on his latest album, he set out to write honestly about love and intimacy.

"The things that emerge in true intimacy can be fairly brutal," he says, adding a joke: "That's why it's a metal album."

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Music Interviews
2:19 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Meet Fantastic Negrito, The Winner Of Our Tiny Desk Concert Contest

"I like going out and looking at people, and they inspire me so much," says Oakland musician Fantastic Negrito, winner of NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Contest.
Eric Taylor Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 11:20 pm

Some offices have sandwich carts. We have live music.

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All Songs Considered
11:19 am
Thu February 12, 2015

All Songs At 15: Our First Ever Tiny Desk Concert

Will Marsh

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 1:28 pm

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Music News
6:41 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Centuries-Old Cello Is Awakened; Smells Like The Maestro's Pipe

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 9:09 am

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All Songs Considered
6:00 am
Thu February 12, 2015

The Tiny Desk Concert Contest Winner Is ...

Fantastic Negrito is the winner of the first-ever Tiny Desk Concert Contest.
Brian Gibel Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 2:59 pm

Today we're thrilled to announce that the winner of the Tiny Desk Concert Contest is Fantastic Negrito.

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A Blog Supreme
12:57 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Introducing The Reginald Cyntje Group: Who Are These Guys?

Saxophonist Brian Settles takes a solo, with bandleader Reginald Cyntje looking on.
Patrick Jarenwattananon NPR

The artists featured on this week's Jazz Night In America Wednesday Night Webcast are, by a fair margin, the least-known performers we've had on the program. Their names don't travel far outside the underrated musicians' community of the mid-Atlantic — specifically, Washington, D.C. — but not for lack of talent. They're among the premier musicians in the region, some being bandleaders themselves, and they all have strong individual sound identities.

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Microphone Check
12:37 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Terrace Martin: 'Everything Got A Little Bit Of Funk In It'

Terrace Martin.
Courtesy of the artist

Last year you heard Terrace Martin's work on YG's album, Ninth Wonder's compilation, Big K.R.I.T.'s Cadillactica and, just this week, a new song by Kendrick Lamar, called "The Blacker The Berry." In the space of less than six months in 2014, the LA-based producer and multi-instrumentalist also put out a full solo album, 3Chor

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