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Elton John: Old Songs, Old Friends, New Perspectives

In his new memoir Love Is the Cure, John says his struggles with addiction have left him stronger as both a man and a musician.
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The Big Apple Gets A Taste Of Latin Music

Once a year, hundreds of prominent and aspiring Latin musicians and industry heads converge on New York City for the Latin Alternative Music Conference. The weeklong event includes business panels, as well as concerts spread throughout the city.
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Damien Jurado On World Cafe

Hear the exclusive live premiere of "Horizons/Horizons Phase 2," an adventurous and multidimensional 12-minute opus.
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Jimmy Cliff's 'Rebirth' Gives New Life To Vintage Reggae

Critic Will Hermes says the singer's new record is an instant classic that sounds fresh even as it mines the golden era of Jamaican R&B.
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Ravi Coltrane: A Noble Sound, Witness To Its Heritage

The jazz musician didn't make his burden any lighter by choosing to play tenor and soprano saxophones — the same instruments his father, John Coltrane, indelibly stamped. But critic Kevin Whitehead says he speaks in his own voice on the album Spirit Fiction.
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Country's First Female Star Kitty Wells Dies At 92

Kitty Wells, the Queen of Country Music, died at her home in Nashville Monday of complications from a stroke. She was 92. Wells was the first female to score a No. 1 hit on the country charts, and paved the way for other women at a time when the men who ran the industry didn't think a woman could be a headliner.

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