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Nancy Wilson, Legendary Vocalist And NPR 'Jazz Profiles' Host, Dies At 81

Nancy Wilson died Thursday after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, Calif., her manager Devra Hall Levy told NPR. She was 81. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1937, Wilson has recounted in interviews that she started singing around age 3 or 4. "I have always just sung. I have never questioned what it is. I thank God for it and I just do it," she told Marian McPartland, host of NPR's Piano Jazz in 1994. She never had formal training but was influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat "King" Cole,...

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Graduateprograms.com has released its 2018 list of the 25 best schools in the nation to earn a Master of Social Work degree.

Alabama A&M University's MSW program maintains its Top 10 ranking, pulling in at No. 9 with a 2018 student score of 85.42.

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Congratulations to Yurik Bethune, Armoni Holloway, Aqeel Glass, Trevon Walters and Dylan Hamilton!

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"Alabama A&M (21-13) enters the SWAC women's volleyball tournament at Mississippi Valley State as the top seed. " - aamusports.com

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The Score 10-27 and the date 10-27! 

Alabama A&M Bulldogs secure the win over the Alabama State Hornets for the 77th Annual Magic City Classic in Birmingham. 

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The first edition of the "Presidential Community News From The Hill" Fall 2018 semester is here!

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The daylight is dwindling away. The solstice arrives on Friday. So let's listen to some warming songs from Eastern Europe that celebrate the season upon us.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MOMCI KOLEDARCI")

Out of earshot of our bosses, over reheated rice and beans, the NPR Music interns have our own conversations about the music we love. And when it came time for year-end lists, we thought we ought to have a bigger say.

So today, at the end of our time here at NPR, we shove our Tupperware aside in the name of interns' choice: our favorite music that came up again and again during lunch conversations and after-work happy hours.

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Three remarkable musical artists will share a stage in Detroit tomorrow night.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I'M DEAF")

SEAN FORBES: (Rapping) My name is Sean, but they call me Seen. Got a message here I'm deliverin'.

Karim Wasfi became famous around the world because of misfortune. The renowned performer and conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra played cello at the scenes of suicide attacks in Baghdad in 2015. He was the man who made beautiful music among the wreckage of a great city.

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