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The mockingbird is known for latching on to sounds and repeating them. But in the case of a certain four-note phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate, the bird may be the original artist.

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The iconic record company turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, it threw a concert featuring both its living legends and rising stars. Hear highlights and reflections on the label's influence.

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The prolific young singer performs "Dangerous Days" from her pop-minded new album, Taiga.

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Producer Aaron Luis Levinson shares some of his favorite music on World Cafe's Latin music series.

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The band, which won the NewSong Contest in 2013, crafts sturdy pop hooks with a soulful foundation.

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