Classically-Trained Hipsters Release New Album

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The world-renowned “little orchestra” known as Pink Martini recently released their third album, and it’s damn good.

What started out as a a quintet playing fundraisers for causes such as affordable housing and public broadcasting in 1994 is now a 12-piece ensemble that tours the world as Portland, Oregon’s “international ambassador of culture.”

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