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Father John Misty On World Cafe

A persona invented by Josh Tillman, Father John Misty showcases a rock-friendly side of the singer.
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Big Freedia Lays Out The Basics Of Bounce

Born Freddie Ross, Freedia is one of the biggest stars of New Orleans' hard-dancing, bass-pounding and sometimes gender-bending bounce music scene.
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25 Years Strong, 'Phantom Of The Opera' Kills And Kills Again

Invited guests packed the Majestic Theater on Saturday night to celebrate the longest-running Broadway musical ever. Times have changed, but the Phantom, that tortured genius who haunts the Paris Opera House, creating havoc and causing the chandelier to fall, has endured.
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Trixie Whitley: Songs For A Charmed — And Checkered — Life

Whitley is the Belgian-born daughter of the late blues musician Chris Whitley and was picked by Daniel Lanois to front his own band, Black Dub. Her debut album as a solo artist is called Fourth Corner.
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After 17 Years, Adam Ant Transforms Again

The flamboyant artist behind "Goody Two Shoes" and "Stand and Deliver" hasn't been seen in the pop world for close to two decades — but he's been busy all along.
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New Opera Gets Benefit Of The 'Doubt'

The popular and prize-winning play Doubt has already been transformed into an award-winning film. Now, the Minnesota Opera is premiering an operatic version of the tricky morality play. Doubt's playwright describes the new project as the "fullest telling" of his work.
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Foxygen On World Cafe

The psychedelic pop duo plays songs from its new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, and talks with host David Dye about capturing its sound.

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