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Mining New Political Data: Music And Politics

As Election 2012 enters its final stretch, both parties are experimenting with new data sources -— like music preferences or web searches -- to glean insights about potential voters.


Derek Hoke: Three Quiet Chords And A Microphone

The Nashville singer-songwriter just released his second album, Waiting All Night, and describes his crowd-pleasing music as "quietbilly."
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Labor Day Concert On Capitol Lawn Moved To Kennedy Center

The National Symphony Orchestra will take the stage indoors tonight at its annual Labor Day concert, after U.S. Capitol Police decided to move the show to the Kennedy Center due to predicted bad weather.


Cat Power: 'I'm Not Ashamed To Hear My Voice'

Chan Marshall discusses Sun, her first album of original work in six years — and the winding process behind its creation.

Alanis Morissette On Anger, Fame And Motherhood

The dance-pop artist turned international folk-rock superstar says that after two decades and eight albums, she's still figuring out the trickier parts of celebrity.

Garfunkel Defends His Art

Though he went on to a string of Top 40 solo hits, Art Garfunkel is still best known as half of a legendary duo. With the release of a new retrospective, which covers his work from Simon & Garfunkel's heyday through the present, Garfunkel says he's looking for some long-overdue credit.