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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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Newport Folk Festival

Jul 22, 2014 — The prolific singer-songwriter will showcase some of his new songs — and many others from his long and frequently glorious catalog — on Friday, July 25, in a live webcast from Newport, R.I.
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Jul 18, 2014 — The long-running festival has a tremendous history of testing its genre's boundaries. From Anais Mitchell to Death Vessel to the one-man band Reignwolf, download five songs from this year's lineup.
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Aug 9, 2013 — On his first solo album, Jim James turns inward and recasts himself as a lost wanderer in search of redemption and comfort. Hear him perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
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Aug 6, 2013 — The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle spent the 1990s recording songs solo on low-fidelity equipment like boom boxes. He now leads a full, versatile band, and his songwriting retains capacity to stun.
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Jul 28, 2013 — Formed as a creative outlet for singer Zach Williams as his wife recovered from an accident that nearly paralyzed her, The Lone Bellow performs with a sense of necessity.
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Jul 30, 2013 — Watch members of The Decemberists — at the festival as Black Prairie — and Laura Veirs join Meloy on a version of "Yankee Bayonet."
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Jul 30, 2013 — Bird's records have grown quieter and more intimate in recent years, but he remains a remarkably dynamic live performer. Watch him collaborate with Tift Merritt at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
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Jul 29, 2013 — See Beck groove, Jim James twist and fans dance in the rain in endlessly looped pixels.
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Jul 30, 2013 — O mar Moctar (a.k.a. Bombino) is a young, Niger-born Tuareg guitarist inspired by the wizardry of Saharan rock bands like Tinariwen. Watch Bombino perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
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Jul 28, 2013 — Led by North Carolina brothers Seth and Scott Avett, the band blends showmanship and poignancy. Watch the band encore with "I And Love And You" and hear the full set.
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