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Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' Singer, Has Died

Snow, who died Tuesday, had a distinctive voice and an unconventional pop-star persona.

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Cassette Tapes Get A West Coast Rewind

The format, all but left for dead when compact discs arrived, has given rise to a small but vibrant scene centered in Los Angeles.

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