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California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

Watch Guest DJ: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

April 18, 2013 – Alt.Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with Herrera, who discusses the songs that shaped him.

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Bob Dylan in 1962. His extremely limited-edition 50th Anniversary Collection features unreleased material from his early career.

Read Why There Are Only 100 Copies Of The New Bob Dylan Record

January 12, 2013 – Dylan's new compilation takes advantage of a change in European copyright law.

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Bob Dylan performs on stage during the 21st edition of the Vieilles Charrues music festival on July 22, in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France.

Read Why Some Musicians Last

September 20, 2012 – It's hard to know now what the future will sound like, but small things often make a big difference.

Grizzly Bear's newest full-length, Shields, is one of a heaping handful of exciting new rock albums out this month.

Read What To Hear Now: This Month In Rock Records

September 11, 2012 – Critic Tom Moon discusses some of the albums he's most excited about this season.

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Read Bob Dylan's Baffling And Sometimes Beautiful 'Tempest'

September 11, 2012 – Ken Tucker says that some of Tempest's songs are as precisely crafted as any Dylan has written.

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Bob Dylan's 35th studio album, Tempest, will be released on Sept. 11.

Read Song Premiere: Bob Dylan, 'Duquesne Whistle'

August 27, 2012 – Hear the first song from Bob Dylan's 35th studio album, Tempest.

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Bob Dylan at a press conference at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1966.

Read On Bob Dylan And Jonah Lehrer, Two Fabulists

August 2, 2012 – For a journalist, there's a code. If you follow Dylan's example, there's another way of operating.

Mexican American artist Lila Downs

Listen Guest DJ Lila Downs: The Music That Makes Her Fierce

February 29, 2012 – The Mexican American singer shares music that changed her life, from Miles Davis to Orishas.

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Bob Dylan, from the cover of Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International

Watch Loving Bob Dylan's Throwaways

January 25, 2012 – A new compilation of 75 covers highlights the hidden value in Dylan's less-than-iconic songs.

The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams puts unreleased works by the country legend in the hands of a dozen contemporary songwriters.

Read Hank Williams' Unfinished Thoughts, Finished

October 1, 2011 – Some contemporary songwriters are giving new life to the late legend's wealth of incomplete songs.

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Muddy Waters in 1979.

Read The Mix: Desperate Music From American Icons FolkAlley

August 20, 2011 – Hear dozens of the songs that inspired Tom Piazza's collection of essays, Devil Sent the Rain. FolkAlley

Clockwise from upper left: Cat Stevens, cover for Violent Femmes, cover for Maggot Brain, cover for Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited.

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July 5, 2011 – Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share songs that made their summers growing up, and listeners chime in.

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Suze Rotolo (right) on the cover of Bob Dylan's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.

Read Bob Dylan's 70th Birthday On World Cafe WXPN

May 24, 2011 – In this interview with Rotolo, recorded in 2008, she and World Cafe host David Dye discuss her book. WXPN

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Bob Dylan smiles during a meeting with the British press, April 28, 1965.

Read Cake Is Just A Four-Letter Word: Dylan Turns 70 FolkAlley

May 23, 2011 – Bob Dylan is turning 70. Celebrate by listening to a mix that pays tribute to the man. FolkAlley

A levee on the Mississippi River in Louisiana during the Great Flood of 1927.

Watch When The Levee Breaks: Ripples Of The Great Flood

May 18, 2011 – The 1927 Mississippi River flood is widely covered in textbooks, but it comes to life in music.

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