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D.C. Area Artists Outraged Over Pussy Riot Verdict

A judge's two-year sentence for the all-girl Russian punk band Pussy Riots has sparked outage from around the world.

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Women In Russian Punk Band Sentenced To Two Years For 'Hooliganism'

They were accused of religious hatred for an anti-Putin protest they staged in a cathedral. The case has attracted attention around the world as people come to the young women's defense.
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Corb Lund Built This Album With His Own Two Hands

Rural living isn't easy, as he shows on Cabin Fever, and that's why it makes for such great songs.
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Autosalvage: The Psychedelic Band That Vanished

There are lots of stories about the band that got away. For rock historian Ed Ward, one of those groups has always been Autosalvage, a New York quartet who made one album and then stopped playing.
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Underground Iranian Band Steps Out Of The Shadows

Making music is tough in Iran, the regime censors everything from lyrics to instruments. That's why the underground band Kiosk has brought their work to the U.S. Their sound is influenced by Gypsy jazz, Iranian folk, blues and rock. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with lead singer Arash Sobhani about their latest album, Outcome of Negotiations.
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Rufus Wainwright On World Cafe

The singer-songwriter chats with World Cafe guest host Michaela Majoun 14 years after their first conversation. The two explore the emotional events that inspired Wainwright's seventh album, Out of the Game.
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Juanes: A Superstar Slows Down, Shifts Gears

For the past two decades, the Colombian pop idol has been one of the biggest names in Spanish-language music. For his newest release, he took a break from his career's frenetic pace — by going all acoustic and reaching out to his heroes for help.

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