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The Thatcher Era's Effect On British Music

Journalist Stuart Maconie says Margaret Thatcher and her reforms inspired a wealth of music in the U.K. — the tone of which could be glowing or grim, depending on what part of the country the musicians were from.
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Whose MP3s Are They, Anyway?

If you have a CD or book you don't want anymore, you can sell it. The law says that's perfectly legal. But what about an MP3 or an e-book? Can you legally resell your digital goods?
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Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 63-Disc Box Set

Cash spent half a century in the limelight as a country singer turned American icon. Between 1958, when he first recorded for Columbia, until 1986, when it didn't renew his contract, he recorded more than 50 singles and 60 albums for the label.
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Moon Taxi On World Cafe

The Nashville band develops a distinct indie-prog-jazz-folk style on its new album, Cabaret.
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Smithsonian Welcomes Musical Greats For Jazz Appreciation Month

Several big names in the jazz world are in D.C. this week to donate artifacts to the Smithsonian, and engage in a few jam sessions as well.

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David Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise"

A musician travels the world to study the science of bug music: what we can learn from sounds of crickets, cicadas and beetles.

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Brad Paisley Ventures Out Of Country's 'Wheelhouse'

With tracks like "Southern Comfort Zone" and "Accidental Racist," the superstar's new album performs a balancing act of cultural examinations. But there are still enough twangy guitar solos and all-purpose love songs to engage country-music tradition.

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