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Leonard Cohen's 'Old Ideas' Inspire Confidence

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Rodrigo y Gabriela's new album, Area 52, was recorded in Havana with a full Cuban orchestra. Tina Korhonen hide caption

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela's Havana Nights

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New Music From Andrew Bird, Julianna Barwick And More

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Dr. Dog's "How Long Must I Wait" takes an enjoyably swirling look at a meaningless, mysterious world. Chris Crisman hide caption

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How Long Must I Wait

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Sons Of Fathers On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Stew: 'Making It' After A Tough Breakup

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The Beatles, left to right: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, producer George Martin, John Lennon.

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World Cafe Looks Back: The Beatles

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Porcelain Raft's "Drifting In and Out" sounds half joyful, half daring and all exultant. Jennifer Medina hide caption

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Strange Weekend

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Betty Wright On World Cafe

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Dr. Dog in Concert on XPN Live Friday

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Polica: Heating Up In Minneapolis

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