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Most people suffer stage fright when speaking or performing in front of a group. One pianist found she could manage the anxiety if she practiced often for an audience, even at the airport.

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The charismatic Brooklyn-via-D.C.-area rapper creates just the right amount of space in his music. Here, he performs three songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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The Texas-raised singer connects to R&B music from the past — and challenges himself to give it an updated sound — in his new album. Critic Ken Tucker says Bridges' album packs an emotional punch.

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At the midpoint of 2008, we asked our listeners to tell us their favorite CDs of that year. Looking back on the list they made reveals some fundamental truths about the way music changes.

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From the EDM clubs of Lima to the hip-hop dance halls of Fresno, Alt.Latino slides into summertime with a slick mix of new music.

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