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May 25, 2016 | NPR · The singer-songwriter faces her fears with a jazz standard about a love that once was. "[I] couldn't think of having a more proper goodbye to that home and chapter of my life than this video."
 
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May 23, 2016 | NPR · When Candice Hoyes sings, she's channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre's storied roots.
 
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May 23, 2016 | NPR · Two new volumes of work by the legendary music writer Ralph J. Gleason are out this spring. Though he grew up during the Jazz Age, Gleason loved acts like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead too.
 

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May 25, 2016 | NPR · Two Muslim boys had refused to shake hands with their female teachers. The educational body in their area says schools can insist on the custom — and can fine parents if students don't comply.
 
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May 25, 2016 | NPR · Akash Vukoti was the youngest contestant in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee. He didn't go all the way this time, but we've got our eye on him.
 
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May 20, 2016 | NPR · We talk to Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs and Somebody's Gotta Do It about his own surprising career path. Then he calls upon his experience as a QVC host in a game about hawking unusual items.
 
May 20, 2016 | NPR · Orlando is the primordial soup from which many of the most successful boy bands emerged. In recognition, we have rewritten N*SYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" to be about famous fictional spy spy spies.
 
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