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Rolling Stones To Return To Hyde Park After 44 Years

The Rolling Stones confirmed this week that they will perform in London's Hyde Park in July, 44 years after their last appearance there. The 1969 concert drew a 250,000 people and was tinged with sorrow, coming just two days after the death of the band's guitarist and founding member Brian Jones. Just before performing, Mick Jagger silenced the crowd and, in memory of Jones, read a stanza from Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem on Keats's death, "Adonais." This was a time when drugs and alcohol were beginning to take a heavy toll on rock stars and the concert has been called a defining moment in rock and roll.
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Jessie Ware On World Cafe

The Londoner sings songs from her soulful debut, Devotion, and talks about taking center stage.
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Night Beds On World Cafe

Powered by Winston Yellin's wide-ranging voice, the band plays songs from its debut album, Country Sleep, which was written in a cabin once owned by Johnny Cash.
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Kacey Musgraves: Country's Blunt And Poetic New Voice

The talented young singer-songwriter has as much in common with John Prine as she does with Kenny Chesney. With any luck, Same Trailer, Different Park is the start of a long career that will make both Musgraves' core audience and other open-minded listeners sit up and take notice.
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Kail Baxley: Music From An Amateur Boxer Who Danced For James Brown

The singer-songwriter plays songs from his full-length debut, Heatstroke/The Wind and the War, and talks about how his father's funeral inspired "The Rebel."
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Back In The Studio, Neko Case Recovers 'That Fire'

Morning Edition checks in with the singer-songwriter as she finishes the follow-up to 2009's Middle Cyclone, due out later this year.

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