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The Jayhawks: Just Like Old Times

The band helped create alt-country in the early '90s, but it's been 16 years since its principal members, Mark Olson and Gary Louris, recorded together. The two songwriters discuss breaking that streak on their new album, Mockingbird Time.
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A Grand Musical Thinker, Inviting 'Friendly Experiencers'

The rap on the composer and saxophonist, now 66, has always been that his music is difficult. But Braxton himself is far from austere, happily explaining the ambitious ideas behind his unique musical vocabularies.
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Evanescence: Thrashing Guitars, Angelic Vocals

Singer Amy Lee says she's equally inspired by metal and classical music, and that the two aren't all that different.
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World Cafe Looks Back: Robert Plant

Tracing the rock legend's many styles, from Led Zeppelin to feats of blues, folk and country.
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Damon Albarn Captures The Sounds Of Congo

Kinshasa One Two is the latest project from the Blur frontman and Gorillaz mastermind. Albarn and several other producers spent a week in Congo, recording and reinterpreting the work of local musicians.
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World Cafe Looks Back: '90s Alternative

Get nostalgic with World Cafe's roundup of archival interviews, featuring '90s modern-rock stars Liz Phair, Belly, Matthew Sweet and more.

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