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Ghetto Brothers: Guitars Over Guns

The group's one and only album, Power Fuerza, provides a snapshot of a pivotal moment in musical and political history in 1970s New York City.
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'Buddy And Jim': Friends In Life And Songwriting

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale just released a new album of duets. Critic Ken Tucker says Buddy and Jim recalls an earlier era of country music. The pair's voices, Tucker says, connect through "shared emotion in a song."
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Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors?

A computer science study shows that when an orchestra's musicians closely follow the lead of the conductor, rather than one another, they produce better music.
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R. Kelly's Queer, Campy 'Closet' Reopens

The R&B singer recently unveiled new chapters in his Trapped in the Closet series, a hybrid of music video and soap opera whose narrative is powered by sexual secrets.
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Electric Guest on World Cafe

Asa Taccone, the Danger Mouse-produced songwriter, performs four songs and speaks with World Cafe host David Dye.
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Kennedy Center's New Organ No Longer A Pipe Dream

The old organ was in bad shape and beyond repair. Now, after more than two years of construction and installation, a new organ has arrived and will make its debut on Nov. 27.

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State Department: Andrew W.K. Won't Party In Bahrain On Government Dime

After early reports that the singer known for party anthems like "Party Til You Puke," was headed to the restive Gulf country hosted by the U.S. embassy, the State Department decided it wasn't an appropriate use of government money.

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