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B.B. King On Life, Plantation Living And His 'Droopy-Drawers' Sound

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Brooke Borel says bedbugs were essentially wiped out after World War II thanks to DDT. It's not totally clear why they came back in the past couple of decades. iStockphoto hide caption

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The Creepy, Crawly World Of Bedbugs And How They Have 'Infested' Homes

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Nick Lowe's Christmas album is called Quality Street. He's currently touring the U.S. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nick Lowe Brings His 'Quality Holiday Revue' To America

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Naive, Yet Revolutionary: Ray Davies On 50 Years Of The Kinks

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"I got kicked out of school a few weeks in, because I was caught reading a country-music song roundup book inside my history book," Marty Stuart says. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Marty Stuart: Keeper Of Country Music's Cowboy Couture

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André Benjamin plays Jimi Hendrix in the new film Jimi: All Is By My Side. Patrick Redmond/Courtesy of Open Road Films hide caption

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From Sideman To Star: A New Film Captures Jimi Hendrix's Pivotal Year

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John Darnielle's first novel was about a teenage boy in a psychiatric institution who is obsessed with heavy metal. Lalitree Darnielle/Courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption

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As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain

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Between 2006 and 2010, Jason Hamacher made many trips to Syria to photograph and record ancient chants. Jason Hamacher/Lost Origins Productions hide caption

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Before War, A Punk Drummer Preserved Syrian Chants

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Dom Flemons Holds On To Those Old-Time Roots

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Charlie Haden plays upright bass with Keith Jarrett's band in New York City, 1975. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images hide caption

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'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered

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"Music and books, I think, were the two things I trusted the most as a child," Mary Gauthier says. Jack Spencer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mary Gauthier De-Romanticizes Romantic Love

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In Big Bill Broonzy's Blues, Brothers Find A Way To Sing Together

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Sam Baker's new album is titled Say Grace. C. Lawrence/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sam Baker: Finding Grace In The Wake Of Destruction

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Sheldon Harnick (right) with the late Jerry Bock, his long-time musical collaborator. Together they worked on musicals like Fiddler on the Roof and Fiorello! Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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At 90, 'Fiddler' Lyricist Tells His Story

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Frozen is the tale of sisters Anna and Elsa, whose relationship is captured in music by songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Songwriters Behind 'Frozen' Let Go Of The Princess Mythology

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