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When America took to the polls in record numbers to vote in last November's historic election, the fate of the nation wasn't the only thing hanging in the balance. In a sense, the next season of Dissect was, too.

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Michael Milosh, the Canadian singer-songwriter behind the pop group Rhye, has been accused of sexual assault and domestic violence by his ex-wife, Alexa Nikolas. In several posts initially published on Instagram on March 13, Nikolas accused Milosh of preying on her when she was a minor, coercing her into unwanted sexual acts, verbally abusing her and choking her.

Milosh released a statement via a publicist to multiple media outlets denying Nikolas' allegations on March 17.

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

Evanescence Is Back

Mar 28, 2021

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In 2003, the rock group Evanescence released their debut album, "Fallen."

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PAUL MCCOY: (Singing) Wake me up.

AMY LEE: (Singing) Wake me up inside.

MCCOY: (Singing) I can't wake up.

LEE: (Singing) Wake me up inside.

Composer and classical pianist Malek Jandali was raised in Homs, Syria, where he was visiting his family in 2011. During that trip, Jandali was first electrified by street protests challenging the brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad, both in his hometown and across the country. He composed a simple song in reaction to it, called "I Am My Homeland."

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Near the end of HBO's new documentary, Tina, the movie implies the legendary singer has made a decision: after this film rolls out, Tina Turner just might be done appearing in public and talking about her life. It's an odd message, coming from a woman whose life story and experiences have inspired at least four books, an Oscar-nominated biopic, a Broadway musical and, now, this new film.

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Noga Erez's music pokes and prods at what she feels it means to be Israeli.

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Words matter. And Rita Dove's words matter tremendously to untold numbers of readers, including me. As our former U.S. poet laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author of hundreds of poems, a novel, a play, essays and articles, she's written countless words, all of them full of meaning and melody. Her words bring characters to life and shared experience to light.

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