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Stream Taylor Swift’s New Album, ‘Folklore’

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July 24, 202012:08 AM ETTaylor Swift's new album, Folklore, is out now. Beth Garrabrant/Courtesy of the artist toggle captionBeth Garrabrant/Courtesy of the artistTaylor Swift's new album, Folklore, is out now.Beth Garrabrant/Courtesy of the artistNo, Taylor Swift did not spend her quarantine nurturing her sourdough starter or tie-dying old sweaters. Nor did she use the period…

One Direction’s Big Bang

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One Direction didn't win The X Factor in 2010, but filled stadiums, broke records and our hearts. Alex Fine/Courtesy of Black Dog & Leventhal toggle captionAlex Fine/Courtesy of Black Dog & LeventhalOne Direction didn't win The X Factor in 2010, but filled stadiums, broke records and our hearts.Alex Fine/Courtesy of Black Dog & LeventhalTen years…

Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 7 Featuring WFUV’s Rita Houston

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Tiny Desk ContestJuly 23, 202012:00 PM ET YouTubeToday at 3 p.m. ET, NPR Music's Bob Boilen and WFUV's program director Rita Houston will be live on YouTube to talk about their favorites entries to the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. Tune in to watch the videos with us and hear about what made them stand out…

Annie Ross, Mid-Century Jazz Icon, Dead At 89

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Annie Ross, photographed on March 1, 1956 backstage at St. Martins Theatre in West London. Mirrorpix/Getty Images toggle captionMirrorpix/Getty ImagesAnnie Ross, photographed on March 1, 1956 backstage at St. Martins Theatre in West London.Mirrorpix/Getty ImagesAnnie Ross, the veteran jazz singer, actress and founding member of the historic vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, died on…

Nilüfer Yanya: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

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July 22, 20205:00 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.After performing her opening song, "Heat Rises," Nilüfer Yanya…

Watch Party: The Joshua Redman Quartet’s ‘RoundAgain’ Reunion Concert

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YouTubeThe first time around was special, and everyone knew it. But ask any member of the former Joshua Redman Quartet — Redman on saxophones, Brad Mehldau on piano, Christian McBride on bass, Brian Blade on drums — and he'll confirm there was some magic in the air when they reconvened last fall at The Falcon…

Tiny Desk Contest 2020: Entries Public Radio Loves

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July 21, 202010:00 AM ETCharles Turner & Uptown Swing entered the Tiny Desk Contest with the song "Harlem Harlem Harlem." YouTube/NPR toggle captionYouTube/NPRCharles Turner & Uptown Swing entered the Tiny Desk Contest with the song "Harlem Harlem Harlem."YouTube/NPREach year, the Tiny Desk Contest receives entries from all 50 states — and that's thanks in part…

Kanye West Tweets, Then Deletes, Claims Of His Family’s Concern — And More

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July 21, 202010:24 AM ETIn a string of deleted tweets, rapper Kanye West claimed that his wife Kim Kardashian was trying to get him hospitalized, following a campaign rally he held on Sunday. Jean-Baptiste LaCroix/AFP via Getty Images toggle captionJean-Baptiste LaCroix/AFP via Getty ImagesIn a string of deleted tweets, rapper Kanye West claimed that his…

Independent Venues Face Bleak Future Without Aid

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July 21, 202011:11 AM ETThe inside of xBk, Tobi Parks' music venue in Des Moines, Iowa. Without help, hers and thousands of other small, independent spaces across the country are at risk of closing. Tobi Parks toggle captionTobi ParksThe inside of xBk, Tobi Parks' music venue in Des Moines, Iowa. Without help, hers and thousands…

HAIM Radiates Sunniness In ‘Women In Music Pt. III’

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TERRY GROSS, HOST:This is FRESH AIR. The rock trio Haim played its first concert 20 years ago among the salamis in Canter's Deli in their hometown of Los Angeles. In 2020, Haim would have headlined Madison Square Garden were it not for the coronavirus. Now the three Haim sisters have released their third album "Women…