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Hear '70s-inspired songs from the LA band's sunny new album, Tightropes.

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A skilled mountain climber who knew Tchaikovsky and Brahms, Ethel Smyth was a big personality whose politically charged opera The Wreckers gets its first fully staged production in the U.S.

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Dijon Duenas and Abhi Raju lay bare their emotions on the duo's latest single. Hear why their low-key R&B has quickly become an NPR Music favorite.

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An understated acoustic guitar duo returns with playfully complex music. Hear a song that sounds as if it was tossed off in an afternoon of whiskey and laughs.

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Three festivals featuring Latin alternative music in one weekend speak to the growing popularity of the genre.

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