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Fresh Air Remembers Lyricist Hal David

Hal David, the Oscar and Grammy-winning lyricist died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 91. David is best known for his prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach, which lasted from the late '50s to the mid-'70s.
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Ozomatli On World Cafe

The Grammy-winning band discusses its new series of children's music, Ozokids, and plays some songs.
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Cat Power Rips It Up, Starts Again

Chan Marshall's songs have traditionally been sad and sparse, pecked out on piano or guitar. Sun, her first collection of new songs since 2006, takes a different approach.
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Harmony, Teenagers And 'The Complete Story Of Doo-Wop'

Street Corner Symphonies is a 15-volume year-by-year survey of doo-wop by scholar Bill Dahl.
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Joe South, Of 'Games People Play' Fame, Dies

The singer, songwriter and guitarist also wrote (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden and played on seminal albums by Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel. But did you know he wrote Deep Purple's hit Hush?
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Music Is Everywhere: John Cage At 100

Cage's most lasting influence may be in his ideas — about the boundaries between noise and music and the artistic freedom that comes from breaking the rules.

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