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The Left Banke: Teenage Pioneers Of Jangle-Pop

In the 1960s, it was hard to form a rock band, especially in New York. With connections, though, you could make it — and that's how one of the most mysterious and legendary New York bands, The Left Banke, came to be.
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A TV Singing Star Champions The Pop Standard

America's Got Talent champ Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. is a crooner in the classic style, who has surprised and delighted audiences by being himself.
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The Roots Weave A Tale Of Crime And Karma

The hip-hop group's founding members, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson and Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, explain their story-driven new album, undun.
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Dessa: A Twin City Rapper Explores A Softer Side

The Minneapolis performer is part of the hip-hop collective Doomtree, but her latest record hints more at the jazz-inflected, spoken word poetry of Gil Scott Heron than today's rap stars.
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Cesária Évora, Grammy-Winning Cape Verdean Singer, Has Died

Nicknamed the "barefoot diva," Évora was perhaps the most widely known performer of morna, a style of music indigenous to Cape Verde. She was 70.
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Chet Atkins: The Lasting Influence Of 'Mr. Guitar'

Atkins climbed from humble beginnings to become a major record producer and one of the most famous guitarists of his era. Ten years after his death, he's the subject of continued adoration — and a new exhibition at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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