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In mid-century Philadelphia, dozens of organists made jazz a popular, swinging, danceable contemporary music. The city salutes three such pioneers: Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott and Charles Earland.

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Before the Khmer Rouge regime, a thriving pop and rock scene adapted Western music heard on U.S. military radio stations. The documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten took 10 years to make.

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Donald Palumbo is the Metropolitan Opera's chorus master. He tells Fresh Air about "stagger breathing," the ways singers protect their voices and his own lack of formal training.

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The WHRO-FM Classical Countdown is underway!  Through Sunday, we’ll be counting down our listeners’ top 20 favorite pieces, tabulated from the hundreds of votes.

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You're enjoying the Masterpiece series on PBS. Now hear Wolf Hall' s music, composed by one of the few female movie-score composers out there.

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