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A look inside GWAR's Headquarters, AKA "The Slave Pit" in Richmond, Va. Raina Douris/WXPN hide caption

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GWAR on World Cafe

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Nicholas Payton, photographed during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Music Festival on May 3, 2013. Amid the global pandemic that began in early 2020, artists have seen gigs cancelled and releases postponed. Erika Goldring/WireImage hide caption

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Top row: TV On The Radio; Middle row, left to right: Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon; Bottom row: Talking Heads Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Old Songs, New Meanings

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Stefon Harris — Vibraphonist, Educator, Thinker — Teaches Empathy From The Bandstand

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Roger And Brian Eno Reveal How They Made Their Tranquil New Album Together

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Little Big. From left: David 'DJ' Ginyard (bass), Tommy Crane (drums), Aaron Parks (piano) and Greg Tuohey (guitar). The band will release its second studio album, Little Big II: Dreams of a Mechanical Man, on May 8. Deneka Peniston/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Left to right: Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins and Chris Thile chat with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in June 2001. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images hide caption

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British composer Thomas Adès leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and soloist Kirill Gerstein, in the premiere performances of his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston. Winslow Townson/Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Shakira onstage during her MTV Unplugged performance, recorded in New York in 1999 and released as a live album in early 2000. Ignacio Gurruchaga/Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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"This story isn't unique to us. There's a lot of parents and kids going through this same thing," Katie Pruitt says of confronting her sexuality and her mother on her debut album, Expectations. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Debut Album That Confronts Ingrained 'Expectations' With Emotional Clarity

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William Still (1821-1902), a conductor on the Underground Railroad who helped nearly 800 enslaved African Americans to freedom. Naxos American Classics hide caption

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Underground Railroad: A Conductor And Passengers Documented In Music

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