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The Importance Of Earl Scruggs, As Told By His Followers

Weekend Edition Sunday revisits a 2007 conversation with Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck and Steve Martin.
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From Mexico, Con Amor: Exploring Vive Latino 2012

Alt.Latino hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras return from one of the biggest music festivals in Latin America with stories to tell and new discoveries to share.
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The Passionate, Turbulent Life Of James Brown

Brown was a music industry survivor, but he wasn't as indestructible as he seemed to believe. RJ Smith's new biography The One presents the soul godfather as an unparalleled performer undone by drugs and violence.
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Noel Gallagher: Flying High After Oasis

Gallagher's feuds with his brother and band mate Liam were as famous as the music they made together. Three years after Oasis' split, the guitarist and songwriter has re-emerged under the name Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
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Earl Scruggs: The 2003 Fresh Air Interview

Banjo player Earl Scruggs, who helped shape the sound of American bluegrass music, died Wednesday. He was 88 years old. Fresh Air remembers Scruggs with excerpts from an interview.
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Brian Courtney Wilson On Fame And 'God's Promise'

A few years ago, the Houston native left his job in corporate America to pursue his musical dreams. This year, Brian Courtney Wilson's sophomore album, So Proud, debuted at number one on Billboard's Gospel Albums chart. He tells host Michel Martin that he prays that God continues to reveal the music his listeners can lean on.

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