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The Speak-Singing Debate: Just Sing The Damn Song!

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Laurie Anderson On World Cafe

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Oddest Musical Pairings

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Homeland is Laurie Anderson's first studio album in 10 years. Noah Greenburg hide caption

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Laurie Anderson Returns With Atmospheric 'Homeland'

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Laurie Anderson Finds 'New Ways To Breathe' In A Philip Glass Etude

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