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Ryan Tedder: A Hit-Maker With A Golden Touch

As a songwriter and producer, Tedder has crafted smash singles for Adele, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and others, as well as for his own band, OneRepublic.

Charlie Haden: A Moment Of Clarity

The jazz bassist says there's nothing more illuminating than improvisation. His newest album, Come Sunday, is a collaboration with the late pianist Hank Jones.

Bombay Bicycle Club: From Many Sounds, One Band

The London band's leader, Jack Steadman, says there's nothing wrong with cribbing from the artists you love, as long as you cast a wide enough net.

Red Heart The Ticker: Raising The Dead Via Folk Music

A late relative left the husband-and-wife duo with two precious gifts: a creaky old farmhouse to record in and a wealth of woodsy songs to sing.

Alsop Sprach Zarathustra: Decoding Strauss' Tone Poem

Conductor Marin Alsop investigates the alluring power behind the grand opening of Also Sprach Zarathustra.