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The Frozen Tale Of 'Lord Franklin'

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Guest DJ Andreas Scholl: Friends, Collaborators And The Power Of Pop

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Sounds Of Blackness: Songs Of Hope In Hard Times

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Cut Copy: Wine Bottles And Electronic Beats

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The Harrow and the Harvest is the first new album from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings since 2003. Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: The Fresh Air Interview

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Gregory Douglass: Controlling His Own 'Lucid' Dreams

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The 'Guitar Passions' Of Sharon Isbin And Steve Vai

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Elton John And Leon Russell On World Cafe

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Anthony Hamilton Has Something To Prove

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Skylar Grey: And The Hits Keep Coming

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Waits: Paying Homage To Outcasts On 'Bad As Me'

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A Jazz Pianist's Cinematic 'Fantasy'

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Songs To Annoy You This Holiday Season

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Taking Classical Off The Pedestal, Into Black Communities

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