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Wyclef Says Karma Kicked His 'Caesar Complex'

Wyclef Jean has been in the limelight for nearly two decades. He's a multi-platinum musician, producer, and politician in his native Haiti. Now, he's out with a new memoir, Purpose: An Immigrant's Story. He sits down with host Michel Martin to talk his book, his childhood in Haiti, and how music helped him adjust to life in the U.S.
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Anat Cohen Bends The Spectrum On 'Claroscuro'

Born in Tel Aviv, Anat Cohen came to New York two decades ago to study the masters of jazz. In so doing, the clarinetist and saxophonist started a bit of a stampede: Today, Israel is exporting some of the most vital jazz out there.
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Anat Cohen Bends The Spectrum On 'Claroscuro'

The Israeli-born clarinetist and saxophonist helped solidify her home country's reputation as an exporter of vital jazz music. Her latest album takes its name from an art term — the technique of contrasting light and shadow.
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Holly Golightly: Singing In The Back Of The Revival Tent

The British singer-songwriter and her longtime collaborator Lawyer Dave have a new album, Sunday Run Me Over, which traces a line from midcentury R&B to old-time gospel and religious music.
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Josephine Foster: A 'Vibrating Voice' To Shake The Soul

The eclectic performer has tackled her share of genres, but she says she is most inspired by singing styles that rattle the listener physically.
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Pakistan Heartthrob Trades Pop For Political Protest

One of Pakistan's most popular singers has traded candy-coated pop for fiercely political songs. Shehzad Roy, 34, says his charitable work in poor public schools opened his eyes to injustice in Pakistan. And now he can't stop singing about it.

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