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Jeremy Denk: Playing Ligeti With A Dash Of Humor

The pianist's new album features some of the most difficult etudes ever written for solo piano by the Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti. "Ligeti took the piano to places it had never been before," he says, "and makes demands of the pianist and the mind that had never been made before."

The End Of 'Idol': There Are No More Songs Left To Be Sung

Once, American Idol helped establish a new pop songbook and distilled the essence of contemporary stardom. NPR Music's critic, Ann Powers, says those days are gone.

Neal Casal On World Cafe

The veteran guitarist and member of The Cardinals plays songs from his album Sweeten the Distance.

Garbage: After An Absence, Always The Oddball

"I wanted to make loud, guitar-driven rock again," lead singer Shirley Manson says of the band.

John Fullbright: How To Connect 'From The Ground Up'

It's a good sign when you get 11 songs into an album and the quality remains high.
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Mourners Wait For Details On Chuck Brown's Memorial Service

As impromptu memorials and celebrations pop up throughout the city, Chuck Brown devotees are calling for the District to hold a very public memorial service so the city can mourn the late "Godfather of Go-Go."