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The Telecaster: Still Wailing At 60

A birthday tribute to the legendary guitar, which offers the perfect blend of musical form and function.

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Motown Legends Visit White House

The latest White House musical event brought Motown legends to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday. The musicians spoke to children from around the country.

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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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Singled Out: Six Organs Of Admittance's 'Dawn, Running Home'

Childhood memories meet ambient drone on guitarist Ben Chasny's favorite song from his new album.

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Where To Buy Music To Get More Cents On The Dollar To The Musician

If you want your favorite musician to get the most out of your money, there's only one choice.

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