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Nov 16

Vince Staples Believes He Deserves All The Grammys, But He Isn't Holding His Breath

Vince Staples is impossible to categorize. A Southern Cali MC who prides himself on his Long Beach bona fides while eschewing the prototypical gangsta rap tag with which he's often mis-labled, he's a…
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Nov 16

Forebears: Maybelle Carter, The Mother Of Popular Country Music

This essay is one in a series celebrating women whose major contributions in recording occurred before the time frame of NPR Music's list of 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women.
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Nov 16

Benjamin Booker: Tiny Desk Concert

Benjamin Booker has a deeply tender voice that, at times, can feel like a whisper But it always cuts to the heart. "Believe," his opening number at the Tiny Desk has a yearning for something to hold…
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Nov 16

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' 'Soul Of A Woman' Is A Testament To Fortitude

Sharon Jones went public with her battle with pancreatic cancer several years ago. Her travails became a central part of the 2015 documentary, Miss Sharon Jones, which followed her attempts to attend…
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Nov 16

At the Latin Grammy Awards: A Night of Big Wins and Tributes

"Despacito" continued its magical run of success by earning four statuettes tonight at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.