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Can you own a sound? Go inside the clash between sampling culture and intellectual property law.
"What the photographer is to the painter is what the modern producer is to the instrumentalist."
"They say I’m the world’s number one sampledest drummer. I haven’t got a penny for it yet though."
"You can’t put soul in a bottle. You can’t quantify soul by a person who’s just got a briefcase."
Pat’s daily dialysis regimen requires vigilance about germs and some creative problem-solving.
Jill Nielsen-Farrell and her family explain her decision to volunteer to be a living donor for Pat.
Pat gets an opportunity to meet the family of the young man whose kidney Pat received.
Drummer Pat Spurgeon is an up-and-coming rock star when his only kidney begins to disintegrate
Pat has never had traditional health insurance.
At nine years old, Priscilla Diaz dazzles the Harlem hip-hop scene.
"We're living in temporary housing. It's considered a shelter."
"My company, DFE, which is Diaz Family Entertainment. I'm the CEO but I'm too young."
"I've got scars here from shooting up heroin. You know what heroin is?"
Is imitation sincerely flattery, or could it be an insidious form of mockery?
An exceptional young man chooses to learn his native language and plans one day to lead his tribe.
Bigotry knocked her down ... but her music knocked back.
Prejudice and politics wounded Conrad deeply, but in the media she appeared stoic.
For Conrad - truly the embodiment of "Amazing Grace" - creativity is essential.
The Spirit of Goodwill Band lets differently-abled musicians shine.
Bandleader Javier Pena coaches trombone player Jary through a rough patch in practice.
Percussionist Melissa's mother has no regrets about how she raised her daughter.
Despite a difficult childhood, soprano Nancy enjoys her work and life today.
What's happened to the Spirit of Goodwill band musicians since their big performance?
Center Point, TX was a "safe haven" for African Americans, with rich musical traditions.
Conrad's classmate, Robert Mims, believed students generally approved of desegregation.
In four corners of the globe four violinists bring Vivaldi's celebrated Four Seasons to life.
Writer Amy Tan's family secrets become the basis of a new opera.
Meet members of the Dalian Acrobatic Troupe as they prepare for the premiere.
Byron Hurt examines representations of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.
From the 1920s through World War II, The National Barn Dance unified rural Americans.
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