Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

The band draws on the rich traditions of American folk music while still sounding modern.

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Sahiba Kaur Chawla/Courtesy of the artist

Catch the sights and sounds of two recently departed artists, an exuberant celebration of life and a deeply engrossing — and ear-splittingly adrenalized — documentary.

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Denny Renshaw

This week in our Throwback Thursday we share a favorite memory: the day we first heard Sufjan Stevens.

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From Sam Smith to Meghan Trainor, to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, many of the biggest hits on today's charts pilfer from the past, but not all borrowing works the same way.

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NPR

A 76-year-old jazz record label gathers its new crop into a band. Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Lionel Loueke, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott play each others' tunes.

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