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Kelly Clarkson: A Pop Star Survives

Clarkson has come a long way since winning the first American Idol way back in 2002, but the road hasn't always been easy.

Frampton's Dream Guitar, Recovered Decades Later

The custom Les Paul that Peter Frampton wielded in his heyday — the one on the cover of Frampton Comes Alive! -- was lost in 1980 when the plane carrying it went down in South America. But last month, the rocker was reunited with the instrument he thought he'd never see again.

Primus On World Cafe

Primus' irreverent funk-rock style was ubiquitous throughout the '90s. The band visits World Cafe to perform songs from its latest album, Green Naugahyde.

Barbara Lea: Remembering A Versatile Cabaret Singer

Lea first had success in 1955, with her album A Woman in Love, and was rediscovered in the late 1970s. She died last week at 82. Fresh Air remembers Lea with excerpts from a 1991 interview and in-studio performance.

The Barr Brothers On World Cafe

After a series of serendipitous events led to its formation, the band released its debut album, which combines folk and delicate harp arrangements with a rock 'n' roll sensibility.

Active Child On World Cafe

Hear Pat Grossi create gorgeous arrangements out of harps, synths and his own ethereal voice.