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Ryan Adams On World Cafe

The singer's new album, Ashes & Fire, is the product of two years of hiatus and reflection.
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'Father Of Modern Gospel' Shares His 'Journey'

Throughout his 50-year career, Andrae Crouch has released 18 albums, earned eight Grammy Awards and worked with Michael Jackson, Elton John and Madonna. He speaks with Michel Martin about his latest album, 'The Journey,' and the enduring power of gospel.
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Feist: A Pop Star With A Punk-Rock Past

The Canadian singer-songwriter behind the 2007 smash "1234" is back with her first album in four years, Metals. Though she's made her name with sunny pop, Feist began her music career as a raw-throated teenage rocker.
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Mates Of State: Reaching Surprising New 'Mountaintops'

Based first in Kansas, then in California, now in Connecticut, the members of Mates of State have been making music for 15 years. Still, their ebullient new album is a sonic surprise.
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Peter Gabriel On World Cafe

The pop icon continues his career reinvention with new reworkings of his old songs on New Blood.
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Sylvia Robinson, Who Helped Make 'Rapper's Delight,' Has Died

The co-founder of Sugar Hill Records, which also released "The Message," was 75.

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