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MTV premiered R.E.M.'s first music video in the summer of 1981. On Nov. 24, the network will release REMTV, a six-DVD set that includes live performances, television interviews, and a new documentary.

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The Atlanta rapper, actor and businessman spoke about being mentored by Andrew Young and using songwriting to talk to himself, as well as everybody else.

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The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including "Strange Fruit" and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR's Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.

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D'Amato's new album The Shipwreck From The Shore can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.

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The pop singer and songwriter sounds more comfortable and assured on her second album, Tough Love. "This life is quite bizarre sometimes," she tells NPR's Audie Cornish.

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