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'Hamilton' Nets Record 16 Tony Award Nominations

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and force behind Hamilton, is nominated for three individual awards, including best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical.

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#NPRreads: Take Flight With These 3 Stories This Weekend

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Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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'Heat & Light' Digs For The Soul Of Coal Country

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Jennifer Haigh grew up in small town Pennsylvania, where jobs disappeared when coal mines closed. Her new novel explores the changes that mining — and now fracking — has brought to nearby communities.

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Santana On 'Black Magic Woman,' A Pioneering Cultural Mashup

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The band's leader and original drummer explain how a group house in 1960s San Francisco produced a groundbreaking union of Afro-Carribean rhythms, rock and jazz.

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From Duke To The Dead, Ralph J. Gleason Loved It All

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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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Songs We Love: Esmé Patterson, 'No River'

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Patterson casts light on the assumption people make about a woman: that she's inexhaustibly strong, yet mysteriously dangerous. "I'm human, I'm human," she reminds us.

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Student Art Project Gets Mighty High Appraisal

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Antique dealer Alvin Barr was surprised when a piece of pottery he owned was appraised at as much as $50,000 on Antiques Roadshow. So too was the pot's creator, Betsy Soule.

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Review: Boston Symphony Orchestra, 'Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9'

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Contrasting symphonies by the brilliant but troubled Dmitri Shostakovich get deluxe treatments from conductor Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony.

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Review: Beth Orton, 'Kidsticks'

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On her first album in nearly four years, the singer-songwriter returns to the beat-driven sound that made her name. The result functions as both a yearning journey and a well-earned victory lap.

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On Corinne Bailey Rae's New Album, A Focus On Renewal

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Between her first and second albums, the British singer's world was shattered by loss. Rae says her latest, The Heart Speaks in Whispers, is all about transformation and hope.

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Music Review: 'Take Me To the Alley,' Gregory Porter

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On his new album, Gregory Porter continues to redefine what it means to be a jazz singer. NPR's Tom Moon reviews Take Me to the Alley.

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Kate Beckinsale Talks Film Adaptation Of Jane Austen's 'Edgy' Novella 'Love & Friendship'

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"Love & Friendship," a new comedy of manners set in 18th century England, opens this weekend. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with actress Kate Beckinsale, who plays Lady Susan Vernon.

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The Danish String Quartet's Manifold Vision For Classical Music

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"Classical music is many things," says violist Asbjørn Nørgaard. "It can sound like Coldplay. It can sound like heavy metal." The quartet's new album, out now, is called Adès/Nørgard/Abrahamsen.

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For Pulitzer Prize-Winner Gregory Pardlo, Poetry Offers 'Intimacy' Between Strangers

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In the latest conversation marking the centenary of the Pulitzers, NPR's Scott Simon asks Gregory Pardlo what it means for a poet to win the prize and how it affects his poetry.

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Library Of Congress Opens 'Jazz Singers' Exhibition

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The new exhibition features the likes of Billie Holiday and other jazz greats, from the 1920s to today. Photos, papers, video and scores are on display and will travel to Los Angeles later this year.

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