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For Lisa Loeb, Life Is 'No Fairy Tale,' And That's OK

Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb burst onto the pop scene in the mid-'90s, and since then has released children's albums, books and even had stints on reality TV. Her new album, No Fairy Tale, is her first adult album since 2004.
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Kris Kristofferson On Writing For — And Outliving — His Idols

The legendary songwriter discusses happening into a music career, hearing his songs performed by his friends and the new album Feeling Mortal.
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From A Land Where Music Was Banned — To Carnegie Hall

The Taliban tried to ban all music in Afghanistan. But now, 48 young Afghans — boys and girls — make up an orchestra that is coming to the U.S. to perform at a couple of the most prestigious venues in America.
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Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'

Shorter says that in combos led by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Art Blakey, he learned a crucial rule of being an effective bandleader: Leave the musicians alone.
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Treasures In The Attic: Finding A Jazz Master's Lost Orchestral Music

The man who wrote "The Charleston" also had orchestral music played at Carnegie Hall. Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop retraces her detective work in uncovering lost symphonic works by jazz piano pioneer James P. Johnson.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 1

 William Shakespeare and Fela Kuti were born centuries apart, but both men made a lasting impact on their art form. You can celebrate their legacies at two local theater productions. 

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The dB's On World Cafe

Hear the power-pop band perform songs from its first album in 25 years and discuss its reunion.

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