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12:16 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In August

Mauritanian singer and instrumentalist Noura Mint Seymali.
Ebru Yidiz for NPR

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All Songs Considered
11:10 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Viking's Choice: Nathan Bowles, 'Chuckatuck'

Nathan Bowles.
Constance Mensh Courtesy of the artist

Music is about connection. Sometimes that connection is a feeling, a theory or a technique, but mostly music connects time and provides a record of how we choose to interact with it.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
12:49 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Nickel Creek: Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Concert with Nickel Creek on August 13, 2014.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Nickel Creek was made to sing and play around a single microphone, so a Tiny Desk Concert seemed inevitable. All it took was a reunion tour — celebrating 25 years of Nickel Creek — to make it happen.

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Music
10:31 am
Tue August 26, 2014

The 2014 OK Mozart Festival on Performance Oklahoma

Bartlesville Community Center

Continuing its mission to offer a high quality music and cultural Festival for Oklahoma audiences, OK Mozart celebrated its 30th anniversary season this past June.  Enjoy a promo for the series here!

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Deceptive Cadence
7:37 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Enigmatic Endings: A Farewell To Summer Quiz

Music can be like a fleeting summer. You get to the end wondering, "How did we get here already?"
iStockphoto

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 2:40 pm

Well, it's happened again. Vacations are over. Kids are returning to school. "And where," you're wondering, "did my summer go?"

You can get the same feeling in music sometimes. No matter how long a piece is, its end might sneak up on you. Try this mysterious little quiz filled with fantastical finales and enigmatic endings. Score high and take an extra week off from work. Score low and get back to the grind.

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Music Interviews
1:03 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

Shovels & Rope.
Molly Hayes Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 10:47 am

For more conversations with music-makers, check out NPR's Music Interviews.

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Music Interviews
6:55 am
Sun August 24, 2014

The Private Eye Who Made Cool Jazz His Calling Card

Actor Craig Stevens as TV detective Peter Gunn in 1959.
Ralph Crane The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 9:28 pm

In the late 1950s, detective shows were all the rage. Today, the series Peter Gunn, starring Craig Stevens as the titular gumshoe, has faded a bit from popular memory. Its theme music, however, remains unforgettable.

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Music
4:27 pm
Sat August 23, 2014

Ole' Blue Eyes on Big Band Saturday Night

Wikipedia

The Voice to chairman of the board to Ole' Blue Eyes. This weekend we give you the final part of our three part series on the life and music of Frank Sinatra. Music from his Reprise Record years and his return to Capitol studios where most of his success began... 

Big Band Saturday Night, 8 o'clock on 89.5. 

Memories will surround you.

Music Interviews
4:14 pm
Sat August 23, 2014

Bruce Hornsby's Modern Classical Moment

Known for writing pop hits, Bruce Hornsby ventures into classical and jazz piano forms on the new album Solo Concerts.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 5:26 pm

Bruce Hornsby cracked the music world three decades ago, making smooth, contemplative piano-pop with his band The Range. But if "The Way It Is" is how you remember him today, you've missed a lot.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
7:03 am
Sat August 23, 2014

Rodrigo Amarante: Tiny Desk Concert

Rodrigo Amarante performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Rodrigo Amarante has made the year's tenderest record. Cavalo is sonically rich and spare at the same time: Every instrument breathes and every sound blends, yet every moment is distinct. At Cavalo's core are heartfelt songs and Amarante's sweet, smoky voice.

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