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After 17 Years, Adam Ant Transforms Again

The flamboyant artist behind "Goody Two Shoes" and "Stand and Deliver" hasn't been seen in the pop world for close to two decades — but he's been busy all along.

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Vintage Cafe: Kopecky Family Band

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The Nashville sextet plays a few songs from its new album and talks about its recording process with host David Dye.

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Django Django On World Cafe

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The Scottish band performs songs from its debut album and talks with David Dye about the three years that passed between its first single and its debut album.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra's new album, II, comes out Feb. 5. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Christopher Owens' first solo album is called Lysandre. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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

Only available in Europe, Dylan's new, limited-edition compilation aims to extend the copyright on unreleased material from the beginning of his career.

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Graham Parker And The Rumour On World Cafe

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The British band, reunited after 30-plus years, performs new songs and discusses its film debut.

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