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Economy Mutes A Longtime Louisville Record Shop

John Timmons recently closed ear X-tacy, a record store he'd owned for 26 years. "People have priorities, and music is just not a top priority right now. That's what's really taken its toll on us," he says. Now, Timmons has to figure out what to do with the rest of his life.
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Yo-Yo Ma's Bluegrass-Inspired 'Goat Rodeo'

The world-renowned cellist's latest Americana exploration features his collaborations with Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan.
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After 20 Years, No End Of The Road For Boyz II Men

The legendary R&B group broke onto the music scene in 1991, attracting fans worldwide, winning four Grammys and selling tens of millions of albums. Their latest album is titled Twenty. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with the group about their career, losing a band mate, and whether they'll change their name.
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The Music Man Behind 'Entourage' Shares His Secret

HBO's How to Make It in America airs its season finale Sunday, and if you listen close, you'll see what sets music supervisor Scott Vener apart. He got his start on the hit series Entourage, but says the credit for finding new hit music shouldn't go to him.
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Les Claypool: Need-To-Know Bassist

The Primus founder and bass player has created theme music for the cartoons South Park and Robot Chicken; had some of his band's best-selling songs featured in Rock Band and Guitar Hero video games; established a wine-selling venture and written a novel.
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We Are Augustines: Old Wounds Inspire Recovery Songs

Songwriter Billy McCarthy turned to music after a childhood rocked by suicide and mental illness. He speaks with NPR's Laura Sullivan about the band's debut album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships.

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