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Buck Owens: Finding His Voice In 'Bakersfield'

Owens may be best known as the smiling country singer who co-hosted Hee Haw, but he also sang original tunes. A new collection, Buck Owens: Bound for Bakersfield, goes back to the days before Owens made it big.

Buck Owens: Finding His Voice In 'Bakersfield'

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U.S. servicemen line up to board a bus as they begin their journey home at Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 1. The U.S. has promised to withdraw from Iraq by the end of the year as required by a 2008 security agreement between Washington and Baghdad. Some 39,000 U.S. troops are scheduled to clear out along with their equipment. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Author Interviews

'Physics Of The Future': How We'll Live In 2100?

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku describes some of the inventions he thinks will appear in the coming century — including Internet-ready contact lenses, space elevators and driverless cars — in his book Physics of the Future.

'Physics Of The Future': How We'll Live In 2100?

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Book Reviews

'Pride And Prejudice' Meets 'Clue' At 'Pemberley'

Mystery writer P.D. James, now 91, has written a suspenseful sequel to Jane Austen's classic. Death Comes to Pemberley picks up six years after Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have wed. Maureen Corrigan says the story is "a glorious plum pudding of a whodunit."

'Pride And Prejudice' Meets 'Clue' At 'Pemberley'

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Danny Burstein, as Buddy Plummer, performs "Buddy's Blues," the high-energy song-and-dance number at the end of Follies, with Jenifer Foote (left) and Kiira Schmidt. Joan Marcus hide caption

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Theater

Danny Burstein On Living Up To Sondheim's 'Follies'

Burstein has played a wide range of roles, from casino owner Lolly Steinman in HBO's Boardwalk Empire, to his current role as Buddy Plummer in the Broadway revival of Follies. He talks about his lengthy career on stage, screen and television.

Danny Burstein On Living Up To Sondheim's 'Follies'

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Kermit the Frog does the backstage-chat thing with Amy Adams and Jason Segel in The Muppets. Scott Garfield/Disney hide caption

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Music Articles

Jay-Z 'Decoded:' The Fresh Air Interview

Jay-Z is one of the most successful hip-hop artists of all time. On Fresh Air, he discusses growing up in Brooklyn surrounded by drugs and violence, and the stories behind many of his famous songs.

Jay-Z 'Decoded:' The Fresh Air Interview

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Iron Butterfly Stretches Its Wings On 'Fillmore East'

The psychedelic band has a complex legacy that goes beyond its big hit, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," critic Milo Miles says. A newly released concert recording from 1968 provides the best chance in decades for a fresh look at Iron Butterfly.

Iron Butterfly Stretches Its Wings On 'Fillmore East'

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Rocker Nick Lowe Still Has 'The Old Magic'

Singer-songwriter Nick Lowe joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for an in-studio interview and performance featuring several songs from his 13th solo album, The Old Magic.

Rocker Nick Lowe Still Has 'The Old Magic'

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Jason Segel (left) and Walter (voiced by Peter Linz) try to reunite the original Muppets in the new family comedy The Muppets. Disney hide caption

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Movie Interviews

The Muppet Fans Who Made 'The Muppets' Movie

The filmmakers behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall have teamed up to create a new Muppet movie. "We set out to make a Muppet movie that harkened back to the late-'70s [and] early-'80s Muppets that we grew up with," says Jason Segel.

The Muppet Fans Who Made 'The Muppets' Movie

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Orphan Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield and his vivacious new friend Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz) marvel at the magic of the motion picture in Hugo. Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Arts & Life

'Hugo:' A Dazzling 3-D Display Of Movie Magic

A young orphan stumbles on a mystery while living in a Paris train station.

'Hugo:' A Dazzling 3-D Display Of Movie Magic

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Francis Ford Coppola directed The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather Part II and Dracula. He also co-produced George Lucas' first film, THX 1138. Kevork Djansezian/AP hide caption

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Francis Ford Coppola Reflects On His Film Career

At this year's Toronto International Film Festival, the director of Apocalypse Now and the iconic Godfather films shared memories and anecdotes with a sold-out crowd.

Francis Ford Coppola Reflects On His Film Career

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David Lynch Dreams Up 'Crazy Clown Time'

Director David Lynch — the man who made Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Eraserhead -- has released his first solo album, titled Crazy Clown Time. Rock critic Ken Tucker says it's a strange trip that ends up making a lot of sense.

David Lynch Dreams Up 'Crazy Clown Time'

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A Thanksgiving How-To

Delicious Turkey Tips From Food Scientists

How do you make the perfect turkey? Shirley Corriher and Harold McGee, experts on the science of food and cooking, explain how to make sure the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table is deliciously moist.

Delicious Turkey Tips From Food Scientists

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On Nov. 29, 2008, an Indian soldier takes cover as the Taj Mahal hotel burns during a gun battle between Indian military and militants inside the Mumbai hotel. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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Many of Degas' nudes have their backs turned to the viewer. Above, Degas' pastel work, After the Bath, Woman Drying Her Neck, 1886-95. Photo Musee d'Orsay/rmn/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend

Fresh Air Weekend: Regis Philbin, Alexander Payne

On Friday, Regis Philbin stepped down from his hosting duties on the talk show Live with Regis and Kelly. He talks about his next step. Also, filmmaker Alexander Payne talks about several of his recent movies and musician Joe Henry reflects on his latest album Reverie.

Fresh Air Weekend: Regis Philbin, Alexander Payne

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