23 Prince albums from 1995-2010 now available on streaming services

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As the result of a distribution deal with Sony, 23 Prince albums originally released from 1995 to 2010 are now available on major streaming services. Some were previously available on Tidal, but the widespread availability of these albums — some of which were originally released only to members of Prince’s NPG Music Club — will…

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Music News: The legacy of Aretha Franklin

Tributes surround Aretha Franklin's star.

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at age 76. Today we dedicate our entire episode to celebrating her life and legacy, from her origins singing gospel to her iconic Atlantic hits, her smooth '80s comeback, and her late-career majesty.

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Music greats remember Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin passed away this morning at the age of 76. News of her passing has inspired many musicians to share their condolences and tributes to the Queen of Soul on social media. Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Sheila E., Paul McCartney, Lizzo, Questlove, Brian Wilson, and Smokey Robinson are among those who have shared messages…

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Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at 76

Aretha Franklin performing in recent years

"American history wells up when Aretha sings," said President Barack Obama. "Nobody embodies more fully the connection between the African-American spiritual, the blues, R&B, rock and roll - the way that hardship and sorrow were transformed into something full of beauty and vitality and hope."

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The Current: Music News

Music News: The legacy of Aretha Franklin

Tributes surround Aretha Franklin's star.

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has died at age 76. Today we dedicate our entire episode to celebrating her life and legacy, from her origins singing gospel to her iconic Atlantic hits, her smooth '80s comeback, and her late-career majesty.

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In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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The Current Sessions®

Punch Brothers perform in The Current's studio

Punch Brothers perform in The Current studio

Punch Brothers released their fifth album "All Ashore" in July 2018. The resulting tour brought them to St. Paul's Palace Theatre; well-polished and plucky as ever, the band stopped by The Current's studio beforehand to perform a few songs and talk with Bill DeVille.

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Your Smith debuts new side in The Current's studio

Your Smith performs in The Current studio

Your Smith has been cocooned in the studio for a while now, writing music and metamorphosing from Caroline Smith to her new persona. She visited The Current in the midst of it all, performing a Caroline Smith favorite and some of her best new music as Your Smith.

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Coffee Break: Song titles that would make good TV shows

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The Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah" is being adapted into a TV series as a scripted romantic dramedy about a long-distance relationship. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear whose titles would make good TV shows?

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