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'The Gracekeepers' Sets Damplings Against The Landlockers

The world of The Gracekeepers has two types of people — those of the land and those of the sea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Kirsty Logan about her novel, set in a future enveloped by water.
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Oak Ridge Boys Take Their Impeccable Harmonies 'On The Road'

The Oak Ridge Boys are still at it, with a new CD of hymns and gospels called Rock of Ages. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Joe Bonsall and Richard Sterban about Bonsall's new book and their latest CD.
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In HBO's 'Bessie,' Queen Latifah Stars As Empress Of The Blues

It took Queen Latifah more than 20 years to bring the life of pioneering blues singer Bessie Smith to the screen. "Inhabiting her has inhabited me," she says.
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Call It A Prose Ceremony: 'Bachelor' Host Writes A Novel

Chris Harrison's new book is an amusing romance novel — and a ripe excuse for us to ask some lingering questions about the reality show juggernaut that's made him famous.
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Not My Job: Tony Robbins Gets Quizzed On Laziness

The life coach behind the Unleash the Power Within seminars has built his career around motivating people. We invited the go-getter to answer three questions about incredibly lazy people.
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American Ballet Theater Turns 75

Over the ABT's three-quarters of a century, the company has stuck to its mission of presenting classics like Swan Lake along with works of contemporary choreographers.
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Amy Poehler On Vinyl Designed To Catch Eyes Along With Ears

Harper Collins Audio is releasing a vinyl edition of Amy Poehler's book, Yes Please. The publisher thinks the combination of old media plus the popular Poehler will attract a young audience.
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In 'Rhythm,' Bhi Bhiman's Music Isn't Limited By National Borders

Bhi Bhiman had an all-American childhood, but his songs have an international character. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his childhood, his politics and his new album, Rhythm & Reason.
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Boston Pops Gives The Audience What It Wants

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart about the By Popular Demand program, in which the audience helps pick the music the Pops plays.
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Yo Aca-Adrian! Elizabeth Banks Says 'Rocky IV' Inspired The New 'Pitch Perfect'

Banks makes her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2; she talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about breaking into directing, the true meaning of a cappella, and how the Barden Bellas are really Rocky.

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