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Iron And Wine: Words Like Seedlings

Sam Beam says he isn't "worried about people understanding exactly what's happening" in any given song. In this interview, he discusses the "exposed, vulnerable place" described in "Caught in the Briars," as well as the themes that run through Ghost on Ghost, Iron and Wine's new album.

Jazz Diva Jane Monheit Gets To The Heart Of The Matter

Growing as a musician is often a balancing act of challenging yourself without alienating your fans. For jazz diva Jane Monheit, maturity has given her singing new depth, and has given her new confidence as a performer. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with the Grammy nominated vocalist about her latest album The Heart of the Matter.
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Rolling Stone Names 9:30 Club 'Most Welcoming Venue' In U.S.

Washington, D.C.'s art scene just got some new bragging rights, as one of the District's premier music venues has been named number one in the nation.


Dawes: Songs And 'Stories' From Laurel Canyon

The newly independent California band plays songs from its new record, Stories Don't End, and singer-songwriter Taylor Goldsmith talks about the inspiration behind the album.

'Guilt Trip': Streisand On Songs, Film And Family

Singer, actor, writer, director and producer Barbra Streisand plays a well-meaning if overbearing Jewish mom in The Guilt Trip. The star says her own mother both encouraged her talents and was jealous of them.
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Ugly Purple Sweater: D.C. Natives Sing Of Life In Washington

We meet the members of Ugly Purple Sweater: a band whose latest album features songs about life in Washington.


Lady Gaga Writing A New Song Is Like A Factory Investing In A New Machine

The government is about to change the way it accounts for the economic value of music and movies.