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Kelly Hogan On World Cafe

Hogan, who's sung backup for Neko Case, Andrew Bird and others, tells World Cafe host David Dye how she finally got her own record deal — and recruited more than 40 musicians to help with her new solo album, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain.
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Bob Dylan's Baffling And Sometimes Beautiful 'Tempest'

Critic Ken Tucker says that some songs on Tempest sound less like concentrated efforts than outpourings of rambling thoughts; others are as precisely crafted as any Bob Dylan has written.
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Atlanta Symphony Locked Out

With the symphony's 68th season just weeks away, it's uncertain whether the opening concert will happen.
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The Forgotten Story Of Memphis' American Studios

Memphis has been a music town since anyone can remember, and it's had places to record that music since there have been records. Some of its studios — Sun, Stax and Hi — are well-known, but American Studios produced its share of hits, and yet remains obscure.
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Pet Shop Boys Leave 'West End' To Explore 'Elysium'

Many people were reminded of the synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys when they helped close out the 2012 Olympic Games in London with their biggest hit, "West End Girls." The duo, however, has continued to make new music since forming in 1981, and have just released their 11th studio album, Elysium.
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The Raveonettes: The Sound Of Surfing In The Rain

The Danish-born rock duo has settled in New York and Los Angeles, but its members say they still view America through the eyes of voyeurs. The band's new album is titled Observator.

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