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Hundreds Of Years Old, These Songs Tour Like New

Through the centuries, old songs known as the Child ballads have been passed down and tweaked to fit the times. More recently, they've been adapted by the folk revivalists of the 1950s and rockers from the '60s and '70s. Now, a duo of young songwriters is reviving them yet again.
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A Moment With Pulitzer-Winning Composer Caroline Shaw

The violinist, vocalist and composer says that writing a piece like her prize-winning Partita for 8 Voices begins with "having a sound in your head that you really want to hear."
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For Boston: A Dave McKenna Concert

Fresh Air pays tribute to Boston with a 1988 performance by the late jazz pianist Dave McKenna. From 1981 to 1991, McKenna had a standing gig at Boston's Grand Dame Copley Plaza Hotel. He was also a loyal Red Sox fan. He died in 2008.
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Eels: A 'Wonderful, Glorious' Look At Life

Mark Oliver Everett's moody, confessional rock group plays songs and discusses its new album.
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The Diverse Influence Of The 2013 Rock Hall Inductees

As the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts a new class, musicians and writers look at how influence — one of the Hall's criteria for induction — plays out in ways obvious (how Beyonce draws on Donna Summer) and not so much (jazz pianist Vijay Iyer explains how Public Enemy shaped his music).

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