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Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is a 22-year-old blues guitarist and singer, whose debut album, Kingfish, was a chart-topping success. His second studio album, 662, is out July 23. Laura Carbone/Courtesy of Alligator Records hide caption

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Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram Reflects On Leaving – And Sharing – '662'

Clarksdale, Miss., where blues guitarist-singer Christone "Kingfish" Ingram hails from, is "pretty much the mecca of the blues," Ingram says in an interview with NPR's A Martinez on Morning Edition.

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Author Sarah Ramey's first book was expected to be among 2020's bestsellers. But it was released the same week as the lockdown and got lost amid news of a global catastrophe. Julius Schlosburg hide caption

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Julius Schlosburg

When Your Book Publishes In A Pandemic — Authors Talk About Terrible Timing

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Kitchen Door Wolf Larsen
It's Obvious Chastity Belt
Vikings The Water
Groundhog Day The Water
Cloud Forest Trace Bundy
Bristlecone Trace Bundy

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram is a 22-year-old blues guitarist and singer, whose debut album, Kingfish, was a chart-topping success. His second studio album, 662, is out July 23. Laura Carbone/Courtesy of Alligator Records hide caption

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Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram Reflects On Leaving – And Sharing – '662'

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Too Young to Remember Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
That's What You Do Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Police manage the crowd outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on July 23, 2021, ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An Olympic Opening Ceremony For An Olympics Like None Other

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Safiya Kitwana of Lithonia, Ga., is a single mom with two teenage kids who lost her job in the pandemic. A federal program would pay all her back rent so she could keep her home. But DeKalb County, Ga., will only pay 60% of people's back rent, and Kitwana is now on the verge of eviction. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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Georgia County Tried To Help Everyone Facing Eviction. Now A Crisis Looms

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Biltmore Hills Sarah, the Illstrumentalist
Finer in Carolina Sarah, the Illstrumentalist

Greg Klatkiewicz and Gary "Zooks" Bezucha seen on one of their regular camping trips in 2019. Courtesy of Greg Klatkiewicz hide caption

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Their Nearly 50-Year Friendship Stays Strong Thanks To Simple Gestures

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Filing Away Blue Dot Sessions
Step In Step Out Blue Dot Sessions
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President Biden hosts a White House meeting about reducing gun violence on July 12. Violent crime is on the rise in many U.S. urban areas, and Democratic political strategists believe the White House needs to take on the issue of crime directly. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Rising Violent Crime Is Likely To Present A Political Challenge For Democrats In 2022

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Heavy Clouds Endless Dive
Gravity Always Wins Endless Dive
Ted Lasso Theme Marcus Mumford & Tom Howe
Veteran Leadership Marcus Mumford & Tom Howe
Friday I'm in Love 8-Bit Misfits

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