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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."


Bee Gee Robin Gibb Dies Of Cancer At 62

Robin and his brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb racked up dozens of hit songs in their five decade career. Gibb died after a long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery, his spokesperson confirmed via a statement.