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David Lynch On World Cafe

The filmmaker discusses the intersection of images and sounds on his solo album, Crazy Clown Time.
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Fiona Apple's 'Wheel' Of Extravagant Emotions

Apple's new album, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, is her first in seven years. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the frequently stripped-down sound is a backdrop for her thoughts about the complications of love.
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A Posthumous Masterpiece Adds To E.S.T.'s Legacy

The Swedish jazz trio sculpts epic soundscapes on its first posthumous album, released four years after pianist Esbjorn Svensson's death.
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Fresh Air Remembers Broadway's Richard Adler

Richard Adler, who co-wrote the musicals The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees with his partner, Jerry Ross, died Thursday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He was 90. Fresh Air remembers the composer and lyricist with excerpts from a 1990 interview.
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The Smashing Pumpkins: Making Peace With The Immediate Past

As his band unveils its ninth album, Oceania, Billy Corgan says he's outgrown the desire to make every release a complete stylistic departure from the previous one.
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The Co-Opting Of Tchaikovsky's '1812 Overture'

Boston Conservatory professor Jan Swafford explains how a piece written to celebrate a Russian war victory became the theme song for American independence.
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Cassandra Wilson: 'The Guitar Is My Heart'

Once described by Time as "America's best singer," Wilson explores a lifelong relationship with the guitar on her new album, Another Country.

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