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There's Only 'One Direction' For This Boy Band: Up

One Direction recently became the first U.K. act to make its debut on the U.S. Billboard albums chart with Up All Night. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the new record is reminiscent of The Backstreet Boys and other pop stars.
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Pianist and Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy is a classical music star who was born in the Stalinist era in the Soviet Union. He moved to London in the 1960s. Ashkenazy is a renowned chamber music performer and six-time Grammy award-winning pianist. He is also a...

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Dr. John: A Rock Legend Gets Personal

The New Orleans legend recently teamed up with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who persuaded Dr. John to look inward in his music. The result is a funky, thoroughly modern-sounding new album called Locked Down.
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Hello? Is This The Country Album You're Looking For?

On Tuskegee, country artists like Tim McGraw help re-imagine the ballads that made Lionel Richie famous.
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Morley Pushes For Peacemaking Through Music

The singer-songwriter's music transcends genres and borders. She has worked with teens from conflict zones and performed for the likes of Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. Morley talks about her new album, Undivided, and using her music as an instrument for social change.
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Doris Day: A Hollywood Legend Reflects On Life

Day started singing and dancing when she was a teenager, and made her first film at 24. After nearly 40 movies, she walked away from that part of her life in 1968, and started rescuing and caring for animals. Here, she speaks to Terry Gross in a lengthy interview about her career in film and music.
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Beethoven's 10th Symphony: For Real?

Weekend Edition Sunday takes a look at the mysterious saga of a new Beethoven discovery.

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