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21st Century Protest Music: Will There Be Another Dylan? Should There Be?

An artist has yet to grab center stage in the Occupy Wall Street protests. The political movement has gone viral without a leading musical voice. Instead, there is a field full of freestyles.

A Relic From The Roots Of Electronic Music

The Oramics machine, a clunky contraption dating to the late 1950s, is an ancestor of the modern synthesizer that used paint-streaked film to generate musical sounds.

Sloan: How To Make A Band Last 20 Years

The Nova Scotian stalwarts attribute their longevity to a tight code of democracy and avoiding the spotlight.

The McClymonts: Country-Singing Sisters From Australia

Brooke, Samantha and Mollie McClymont have topped the charts Down Under. Now, they're bringing their voices topside: The McClymonts recently moved to Nashville and released a new album, Wrapped Up Good. Here, they speak with host Scott Simon.

Seth MacFarlane: A 'Family Guy' With A Musical Mind

The Family Guy creator is also a professionally trained singer who has lent his powerful croon to the characters he voices. His first album, Music Is Better Than Words, just came out.