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These Songs Are Your Songs: A July Fourth Playlist

July 1, 2016

From ragtime to our time, from Scott Joplin to Stephen Sondheim, we've cooked up a five-hour super set of music for your holiday.

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

June 27, 2016

The best albums of the first half of a year stuffed with (far) more than its share of heartbreak, surprise, innovation and beauty.

Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

June 25, 2016

You might remember the hair band Winger and its MTV hit "Seventeen." The band's namesake, bassist Kip Winger, has another side: classical composer.

A Grisly, Humorous Dissection Of Morality In 'Anatomy Theatre'

June 25, 2016

It was once thought that evil resided inside the body. So murderers were dissected to find it. That macabre practice is the subject of a dark but funny new opera, "Anatomy Theatre."

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