This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem. Back in April, teachers in Oklahoma went on strike, demanding
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What the artist's early singles—made before she was famous, and newly released—reveal about the legend she'd become Sixty years ago, Nina Simone was not yet quite an icon. The legendary singer, pianist,
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How did the genre that once dominated popular music fall from such great heights? The year 1991 may have the answers. It was a rough night for rock. Megadeth, the Grammy winner for Best Metal Performance,
Award-winning American jazz, R&B and pop singer whose hits included the theme tune of the 1980s television series Moonlighting Al Jarreau, the acrobatically skilful, warmly soulful American singer, who