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?uestlove And Elvis Costello On Writing Together

Costello has teamed with hip-hop legends The Roots for one of the more unusual, invigorating musical partnerships of the year. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Costello and Roots bandleader Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson about the new album Wise Up Ghost.
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Walking The Sunset Strip, A Fading Beacon Of Cool

West Hollywood's Sunset Strip used to be the home of the city's hottest music venues — places that launched the careers of everyone from The Doors to Jane's Addiction — but has lost a lot of its influence over the years. NPR's Arun Rath visits the Strip with L.A. Times writer August Brown.
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Jack Johnson On World Cafe

The affable singer-songwriter performs carefree songs from his new album, From Here to Now to You. In a conversation with host David Dye, Johnson praises his wife as the source of his success.
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A Young Composer Steps Outside Of Himself (And Into Pop)

San Fermin's self-titled debut is an orchestral wonder, born in the shadow of looming adulthood. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with the group's leader, 24-year-old Ellis Ludwig-Leone.
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Greek PM Denounces Neo-Nazi Party After Musician's Murder

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras lashes out at the right-wing Golden Dawn party after an extremist admits to killing a prominent Greek hip-hop artist.
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Jason Isbell On World Cafe

The roots-rock singer and Drive-By Truckers veteran performs songs of redemption from his new album. Along the way, he gets a little help from his band — and especially his wife, singer and fiddler Amanda Shires.
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Robbie Fulks: Exhilarating And Bitter On 'Gone Away Backward'

The singer's new album is a work of great, accomplished craft about the pointlessness of crafting anything you care about, because the world is just going to ruin it on you.
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Sacred Strings Guide Gospel Through Thunder And Steel

For the Church of the Living God in Toccopola, Miss., the lap steel guitar channels the voice of God through hymns and improvised solos that mix gospel, blues and country.
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Neko Case On World Cafe

Hear the fiercely intelligent singer-songwriter perform four songs from The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You live in the studio.
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Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise

The British musician is a fast-rising newcomer who's drawn both high praise and vicious pans in his home country. His debut album, Long Way Down, will likely draw similar reactions in the U.S., but the 22-year-old has considerable potential.

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