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Marin Alsop At Home And Abroad

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Kojo talks with Alsop about upcoming concerts close to home and her forays onto the international stage.

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Terry Teachout: "Duke: A Life Of Duke Ellington"

Wall Street Journal critic and author Terry Teachout joins Kojo to discuss the story behind the acclaimed American composer and his unusual process of composing.

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Legal Issues Settled, Dylan's Guitar May Sell For $500,000

There's reason to get excited if you're a fan: The guitar that some experts say Bob Dylan played when he went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival is to be sold in December. It's one of the most famous instruments in rock 'n' roll history.
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Local Band Wheelie Works To Break World Record... In Underwear

The D.C. band Wheelie is organizing an event to break the world record for the most back-up dancers... who just happen to be in their underwear.

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'N.E.D': Band And Film Bring Attention To Little-Discussed Cancers

We'll meet a local filmmaker who's bringing attention to cancers that hit women "below the belt."

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This Week On Metro Connection: Wild Cards

From the environment to school lunches to a local campaign designed to get us dancing in our underwear, we'll bring you an eclectic array of stories on this week's "Wild Cards" show.

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Brandy Clark Tells The 'Stories' That Are Tough To Hear

Ken Tucker calls the country singer-songwriter's new 12 Stories a "modestly amazing album." Every song is striking, textured and finely detailed.
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Luscious Jackson Is Ready For Its 'Magic Hour'

After a very long hiatus, the members of the infectious alternative rock crew are back with a new album. The musicians discuss how everyday life inspired the band's first new record in 14 years.
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Pedrito Martinez Group Covers Pop And Jazz And Avoids Kitsch

The Pedrito Martinez Group has a following many can envy. Since their formation in 2007, they have excited Latin music circles with their blend of folklore and dance music, as well as jazz and international pop. Banning Eyre says the band members are writing a new chapter in Cuban music history, and their shared excitement on the debut album is irresistible.
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Never Back Down: Fresh Air Remembers Lou Reed

"In Lou Reed's world, when you were Lou's friend you knew it," his longtime publicist Bill Bentley tells Terry Gross. Fresh Air dedicates an entire hour to the transgressive and transcendent Velvet Underground co-founder, with music and commentary by original Velvets John Cale and Maureen Tucker.

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