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Out Of The Holler: Saintseneca's Driving Punk-Folk

Raised on farms in Appalachia, singer Zac Little brings sounds from the hollers of his childhood to the darker, louder aesthetic of his current band. He joins NPR's Rachel Martin for a conversation.
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In Biblical Blockbuster, Aronofsky Rocks Noah's Boat

The ancient story of the Great Flood gets a Hollywood update in director Darren Aronofsky's new film, Noah. Aronofsky says he wanted to add drama to the story, making Noah's character more dynamic.
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From Love To Murder To UFOs, A Dark 'Serenade' To Kansas

Nashville-based songwriter Chuck Mead has stories for days about the home state he left behind. "Kansas can be scary sometimes," he says.
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'Vivian Maier' Brings Nanny-Photographer's Life Into Focus

In 2007, filmmaker John Maloof bought thousands of undeveloped negatives at an auction. Now, he and Charlie Siskel present Finding Vivian Maier, a film about the reclusive woman behind the photos.
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It's Good To Gather Moss: A Young Artist On Missing 'Home'

Singer-songwriter Dan Croll talks about "Home," a track off his debut album, Sweet Disarray, as well as the real-life home that helped inspire it.
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The Kronos Quartet: Still Daring After All These Years

Four decades after its first performance, the San Francisco-based string quartet still nudges composers and audiences in new directions.
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First Listen: Yasmine Hamdan's 'Ya Nass'

NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Anastasia Tsioulcas talk about Lebanese artist Yasmine Hamdan and her new album, Ya Nass.
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A Tuneful Conversation With A Sometimes-Distant God

Dan Willson drifted away from the Jehovah's Witnesses as a teenager. His second album as Withered Hand finds him at loose ends with his religious faith — not lost so much as spiritually dislocated.
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Dave Brockie, GWAR's Oderus Urungus, Dies At 50

The mastermind behind metal's most cartoonishly grotesque band brought a sense of levity to the genre when it was in danger of being overwhelmed by negativity and self-importance.
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After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

On Feb. 5, 1953, Powell was uncommunicative face to face at the New York jazz club Birdland. But when he sat at the keys, it was a whole other story.

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