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World Cafe Looks Back: Elvis Costello

World Cafe's 20th-anniversary celebration continued with a look back at Costello's many appearances on the show, including a conversation with collaborator Allen Toussaint about their post-Katrina tribute.
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Jonathan Wilson: Making Like Thoreau, In Song

Wilson's new project, the musical equivalent of a landscape painting, took four years to finish.
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Bjork's 'Biophilia': Interactive Music, Pushing Boundaries

Bjork is known for experimenting with new sounds, but her latest album extends even further into the world of multimedia. Biophilia includes interactive apps for each song, as well as an educational component.
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Paul McCartney Gets Married In London

British media are aflutter amid reports that Paul McCartney may marry American Nancy Shevell today. The couple announced their engagement earlier this year. Shevell, 51, would be the former Beatle's third wife.
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Roger Williams, 'Pianist To The Presidents,' Dead

The song that made pianist Roger Williams famous was "Autumn Leaves." It was No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart for four weeks in 1955, the only piano instrumental in history to reach that spot. Host Audie Cornish has a remembrance of Williams, who died on Saturday.
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Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons: Def Jam's First 25 Years

Host Audie Cornish speaks with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin about the early days of their label, one of the most important in hip-hop.

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