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Loudon Wainwright III Looks Back At His 'Old Man'

Over the past four decades, the singer has chronicled his relationships with his ex-wife, the late Kate McGarrigle, and his children, the singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright. His new album, Older Than My Old Man Now, addresses his relationship with yet another family member: his father.
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Spiritualized: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Frontman Jason Pierce has been through a lot in the past decade: a bout of pneumonia, ongoing liver disease and a long history of drug use. But in writing the band's latest album, Pierce made a conscious decision to play things safer — musically, anyway.
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World Party: A Frontman Waylaid By Illness Returns

Karl Wallinger's music career was abruptly sidelined when he suffered a brain aneurysm in 2001. He regained his ability to perform several years ago, and has just released a five-disc collection called Arkeology.
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The Toure-Raichel Collective: 'Two Chefs In The Kitchen'

After a chance meeting acquainted Idan Raichel and Vieux Farka Toure, the pair collaborated on an album called The Tel Aviv Session, bringing together musical elements from each of their cultures.
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For Orthodox Easter, Music That Faces East

Some 300 million Christians around the world are celebrating Easter today — and their music and art are grounded in a cultural and religious crossroads.

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