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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."

Episode 538: Is A Stradivarius Just A Violin?

June 22, 2016

How much of a brand is real? How much is in our heads?

A New Opera Illuminates The 'Lavender Scare,' A Little-Explored Era In Queer History

June 18, 2016

Fellow Travelers is based on Thomas Mallon's historical novel of the same name. It takes place during the McCarthy 1950s, when intense scrutiny fell not only on suspected communists but gays as well.

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