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The remains of American-born singer and WWII hero Josephine Baker are to be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris. She’s the first Black woman to get France’s highest honor. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

Remembering Young Dolph, the Memphis rapper who uplifted collaborators, fans and family For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

This week’s episode of The Thistle & Shamrock features Simon Mayer and Hilary James, The Gothard Sisters, and Chris Newman. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

Midwife’s Madeline Johnston provides a low-end fuzz foundation to Allison Lorenzen’s ascendant choir-like vocals. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

On “Persian Rugs,” Sailor Goon intricately knits pop, R&B and psychedelia with her agile and powerful voice. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

While 1997 was a breakout year for boy bands, the pop landscape was marked by a handful of influential hip-hop, R&B and dance music releases. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

After Nirvana ended, Grohl wasn’t sure he wanted to continue making music. But, he says, “I realized that music was the one thing that had healed me my entire life.” His memoir is The Storyteller. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

What does it take to really know a record? To overcome feeling alienated by a challenging album, it sometimes takes abandoning preconceived ideas of expertise and looking for something more personal. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

Nominees for the 64th Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday. In the top categories are some familiar names such as Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Billie Eilish, and newer artists like Olivia Rodrigo. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)

Pianist and composer Jon Batiste was nominated in 11 categories, including Album of the Year. Read the full list of 2022 nominees. For more, go to: NPR.org (Source)