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During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future

American symphonies have just begun a new season — but many musicians around the country have yet to play a single note on stage.

You, Too, Can Print Your Own Guitar

Industrial engineer Scott Summit dreamed of being a rock star. That didn't happen, but he did make an acoustic guitar out of nylon powder.

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.

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.

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.