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On the eclectic group's new album, Render, eight distinct voices assemble in a way that's hardly choral, according to artistic director Brad Wells and founding member Caroline Shaw.

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Hatred of bands is often about association — about the story of ourselves that we're comfortable telling the world.

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Around the world, hip-hop gives a voice to the voiceless. Our photo essay spotlights rappers in Senegal, who shout out their frustrations about living in poverty and their dreams of a better future.

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Pitch Perfect may have made the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella look like a personality contest, but the real competition takes long hours and exacting musicianship.

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Both the saxophonist and the collaborative trio are among the most celebrated and thoughtful jazz acts of the last couple decades. Their new quartet together remakes each others' tunes.

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