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Nearly 40 Years Later, It's Still Exciting To Watch Descendents Live

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Esmé Patterson on World Cafe

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Glenn Morrow On World Cafe

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Birds Of Chicago On World Cafe

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All Songs +1: Amanda Palmer And Her Dad Discover Each Other In Song

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Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard On Small-Town Life, Big-Time Music

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An Opera Percussionist Traces Her Path 'From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit'

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'It Changed My Intent': Shirley Manson On Garbage And Growing Up

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Warren G With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

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"I didn't know what I was going to do. It just happened," Maxwell says of recording his new song "Lost," which he tracked in one take. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 7 Years, Maxwell Is Back At It With 'blackSUMMERS'night'

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A Tribute To The Late American Composer Eubie Blake

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In 'Black Stars,' Xenia Rubinos Memorializes Many Lives In One

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A day after getting a phone call from Kanye West's camp, Vincent Desiderio was in Los Angeles for the premiere of the rapper's video "Famous," which Desiderio's painting Sleep partly inspired. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Chat With The Painter Whose Work Inspired Kanye West's 'Famous'

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A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

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Remembering Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's First Guitarist And Manager

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"For me to just be like, 'This is me and I'm putting it out there,' — it takes a minute," says Dev Hynes, who records as Blood Orange. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dev Hynes On Taking Time With His Music: 'I Want It To Be The Most Me'

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YG With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley, Again

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Nashville Sessions: Brent Cobb

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In Songwriting, Carla Hassett Looks Home

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'The Hot Sardines' Album: French Fries & Champagne

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Remembering Bluegrass And Banjo Legend Ralph Stanley

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