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Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'

Sing the Delta is the roots-folk singer-songwriter's first album of new songs in 16 years.
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Tift Merritt: A Singer With An Outsider's Heart

The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter titled her latest album Traveling Alone — a reference, she says, to the value of being self-sustaining.
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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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