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On the Next Galactic Travels 2017-01-12

Jan 5, 2017
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Tall Heights On Mountain Stage

Jan 4, 2017

The progressive folk duo Tall Heights makes its debut on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Although they could easily pass for the indie Swedish brothers of First Aid Kit, Tall Heights' founding members, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright, actually hail from Massachusetts.

Some are calling it Nigeria's new "boy band." An "old boy band" would be more like it.

A new singing group that burst onto the Nigerian musical scene over the new year consists of senior citizens — a chorus of prominent past political and military leaders from Africa's most populous nation. And they're singing about peace, unity and goodwill in 2017.

On the Next Galactic Travels 2017-01-05

Dec 30, 2016
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George Michael's songs are often so catchy and upbeat it's easy to miss the radical impact they had on pop music.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO")

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Solange Knowles created an album of self-healing, family healing and ancestral healing, but it ended up being her most commercially successful to date. A Seat At The Table is NPR Music's No. 1 album of 2016, which is a good reason to hear her November interview with Ari Shapiro again.

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