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Robbie Robertson On World Cafe

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'New Hero' Of Classical Guitar Shares His Passion

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Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)

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Josh Ritter: First A Songwriter, Now A Novelist

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Ida Maria: Seeing Red

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'Mi Bossa Nova': A Lifelong Love Affair in Song

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James Torme Steps Into His Father's Legacy

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Will Johnson, Man Of Many Bands, Embraces Discomfort

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Chick Corea performs in Melbourne, Australia in February 2011. Corea and a new version of his band Return to Forever tour the U.S. and Europe this summer. Martin Philbey/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Hear And Download The Discussion From WBUR

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Oh Land: Toe-Tapping Danish Pop

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