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The Decemberists, on the Move

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The Decemberists are a five-piece indie-pop band out of Portland, Ore. Their new album, Picaresque, has regularly been cited as a favorite of critics and fans in 2005.

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Hugh Masekela Taps His Deep Roots

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Hugh Masekela comes from an extensive jazz background; he is also known as one of the greatest innovators in world fusion. Now Masekela has a new CD, Revival, that draws on pop, jazz and R&B influences.

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Joe Henry Gets Stars Aligned for 'Soul'

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For his latest project, the singer-songwriter brings together soul royalty Mavis Staples and Billy Preston, among others. Playing behind the singers was a skilled and smooth Allen Toussaint-led house band.

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