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Cat Power Rips It Up, Starts Again

Chan Marshall's songs have traditionally been sad and sparse, pecked out on piano or guitar. Sun, her first collection of new songs since 2006, takes a different approach.
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Harmony, Teenagers And 'The Complete Story Of Doo-Wop'

Street Corner Symphonies is a 15-volume year-by-year survey of doo-wop by scholar Bill Dahl.
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Joe South, Of 'Games People Play' Fame, Dies

The singer, songwriter and guitarist also wrote (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden and played on seminal albums by Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel. But did you know he wrote Deep Purple's hit Hush?
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Music Is Everywhere: John Cage At 100

Cage's most lasting influence may be in his ideas — about the boundaries between noise and music and the artistic freedom that comes from breaking the rules.
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Melissa Etheridge On World Cafe

The best-selling folk-rock belter performs four songs from her 14th album, Fourth Street Feeling.
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Stephen Porter: The World Of Claude Debussy

American classical pianist Stephen Porter joins Diane to discuss the life and music of French composer Claude Debussy.

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