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Beth Orton On World Cafe

The English singer-songwriter delves into organic folk-pop music on her new album, Sugaring Season.
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Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist, who has been compared to Adele, swept critics after her TV debut. One said her voice seemed to make time stand still.
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It's Gibberish, But Italian Pop Song Still Means Something

The name of the song is "Prisencolinensinainciusol." That's not a typo; in 1972 Italian pop star Adriano Celentano wanted to mimic what English sounds like to non-English speakers. Released 40 years ago this weekend, it became a monster hit in Europe.
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Aerosmith: A Tumbling Down, Then A 'Magic Moment'

In the last few years, frontman Steven Tyler has gone from rocker to reality show judge and back again, landing in rehab along the way. He explains how the band overcame an 11-year dry spell — and some bad blood — to record the new album, Music from Another Dimension!
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Storm Scores: Finding Poignant Reminders In Water-Damaged Music

The studio of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop was hit by Hurricane Sandy. When she conducts some water-damaged scores in the future, she'll have wrinkled reminders of the fragility of life and the redemptive power of music.

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