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Michelle perform live for WXPN's Free At Noon Concert. Paige Walter/WXPN hide caption

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MICHELLE on World Cafe

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Kate Bush on World Cafe (1993)

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Olivia Newton-John arrives for G'Day USA's Los Angeles Black Tie Gala January 27, 2018. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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1980s pop goddess Olivia Newton-John has died at age 73

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Indigo De Souza on World Cafe

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Renaissance, Beyoncé's seventh full-length solo album, mines a liberating history of dance music, from Donna Summer-sampling disco to modern Chicago house. Carlijn Jacobs/Via Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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Grace Cummings on World Cafe

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The best music release in July includes albums by (from top left, clockwise) Maggie Rogers, Caterina Barbieri, Beyoncé, Bear1Boss and Johnny Gandelsman. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of July, from thundering pop to ecstatic electronics

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Maren Morris on World Cafe

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"New Beyoncé is literally good for everybody in the world," Maggie Rogers says of Renaissance, which shares a release date with her own Surrender. "I'm so excited for this record." Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lou Reed, photographed at the opening of his photography exhibit at the Gallery at Hermes on Jan. 19, 2006 in New York. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images hide caption

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The New York Public Library honors Lou Reed with a new exhibition

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Laura Veirs discusses the uphill road to independence and 'Found Light'

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