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Patterson Hood On World Cafe

Drive-By Truckers' singer explains to World Cafe host David Dye why his new album was the "most intimate and personal record" of his career.

Russia's Medvedev Says Female Punk Rockers Should Go Free

Russia's No. 2 leader calls for band members sentenced last month to be released after three of them spent five months in jail awaiting trial.

Kelly Hogan On World Cafe

Hogan, who's sung backup for Neko Case, Andrew Bird and others, tells World Cafe host David Dye how she finally got her own record deal — and recruited more than 40 musicians to help with her new solo album, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain.

Bob Dylan's Baffling And Sometimes Beautiful 'Tempest'

Critic Ken Tucker says that some songs on Tempest sound less like concentrated efforts than outpourings of rambling thoughts; others are as precisely crafted as any Bob Dylan has written.

Atlanta Symphony Locked Out

With the symphony's 68th season just weeks away, it's uncertain whether the opening concert will happen.

The Forgotten Story Of Memphis' American Studios

Memphis has been a music town since anyone can remember, and it's had places to record that music since there have been records. Some of its studios — Sun, Stax and Hi — are well-known, but American Studios produced its share of hits, and yet remains obscure.