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Jazz legend Duke Ellington playing the piano in a spotlight at a concert hall

Piano Masters

Fresh Air has played host to some legendary in-studio performances by some of the world's greatest pianists. This collection includes Harry Connick, Jr., Regina Spektor, Jon Batiste and others tickling the ivories and talking about the music the make.

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Poet Hanif Abdurraqib On The Intersection Of Black Excellence, Joy And Pain

What do Soul Train and Whitney Houston tell us about race in America? In his book, A Little Devil in America, the culture critic traces the history of Black performance through moments in pop culture.

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Newly Unearthed 1965 Album Represents Hasaan Ibn Ali's Posthumous Vindication

The jazz pianist only recorded two albums, the second of which was long believed to be lost. Now, the rediscovery of Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Session is cause for renewed celebration.

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A Daughter Struggles To Escape Her Mother's Shadow In 'Libertie'

Libertie, a new novel by Kaitlyn Greenidge, is inspired by the life of Dr. Susan Smith McKinney-Steward, the third African American woman to earn a medical degree in this country.

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