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Bluesman 'Honeyboy' Edwards Dies

The 96-year-old guitarist was probably the last living link to Mississippi Delta blues.

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Songs Of The Summer: How To Win The Season

Ann Powers lays out three ways of thinking about the perfect summer song.

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Songs Of The Summer: 'Party Rock Anthem'

The year's biggest hit exists for a single purpose: to embed its big dumb hook deep in your brain.

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