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Review: Ani DiFranco's 'Which Side Are You On?'

In the 1990s, the young singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco enjoyed unprecedented success on her own Righteous Babe Records. But since the turn of the century, she's been taken for granted as she relied on an aging cult audience.
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JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound On World Cafe

Hear the group bring '70s soul music into the present day with infectious, toe-tapping vigor.
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Lana Del Rey: The Self-Made Pop Star As Target

Rock critic Ken Tucker says questions of identity and authenticity have come to dominate heated discussions of the singer-songwriter's music.
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Starr Soldiers On With 'Ringo 2012'

The prolific ex-Beatle discusses songwriting, marriage and his 17th solo album, released earlier this week.
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Why Don Cornelius Matters

The host and creator of the long-running TV show Soul Train died Wednesday morning. His show proved a truism about America and race that so few people, even today, understand: Black culture, expressed in undiluted form and unapologetically, will by virtue become accepted by the American mainstream.
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Centro-Matic On World Cafe

Hear the Texas band perform playful and dynamic, country-infused rock live in the studio.

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