Wendy Wham

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Alabama singer Candi Staton has crossed many musical timelines in her decades-long career, but with her newest release, Life Happens, Stanton has returned home to where her professional career started - Muscle Shoals.

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Canadian-American singer songwriter, Rufus Wainwright’s new retrospective Vibrate: The Best Of contains what one would expect of the title, 17 of Wainwright’s finest. There's also one new song that holds an interesting story.

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In their latest, Thievery Corporation highlights what Eric Hilton and Rob Garza call "the essence of Bossa Nova." It is a word with no easy English equivalent, saudade.

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The Newport Folk Festival opened Friday with killer sets from Old Crow Medicine Show, JD McPherson, and more. The rest of the weekend expands on that promise.

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In a word, the lineup for the Newport Folks Fest is spectacular. KUNC & NPR Music are streaming the fest live all weekend.

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Just how long does it take to put together a major exhibit featuring the art of Vincent Van Gogh? For Dr. Timothy Standring and the Becoming Van Gogh exhibit at the Denver Art Museum, the answer is seven years.

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The official end of summer is upon us – the Autumnal Equinox is Saturday morning (September 22 8:49 a.m. MDT). The days are growing shorter, and the nights cooler, but in these last hours of summer, here's a look at a summer tradition that is ending.

The Art of Song

Aug 12, 2012
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Each August – just prior to the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons – there is a quiet, but exhilarating week when aspiring singer-songwriters, poets, lay people, and others gather to study with some of the best and brightest in acoustic music to further the art of the song.

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The sounds of the weekend. As today brings the Greeley Blues Jam to town, step inside for a soulful song from Lee Fields, some Blues from the 2011 Jam, and some live Danielle Ate The Sandwich.

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Two weekend picks for you to audition. One with a name that not only implies fun, but is fun. And another, that chases perfection and passion in his work.

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