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Portrait Of A Punk Who Never Grew Up

In a short documentary, Beach Slang frontman James Alex shares his hopes for fatherhood and what punk has done for him: "With Beach Slang, I'm feeding back into this thing that was so good to me."

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Pharrell Williams, In Conversation

Watch the producer extraordinaire sit down for a rare, in-depth interview with Jason King, host of NPR Music's R&B channel "I"ll Take You There."

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Meredith Monk On Q2's 'Spaces'

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The composer and singer describes her own sound as "folk music from another planet." Q2 visits the Tribeca loft that's been home to Monk's white-hot creative energies for more than 40 years.

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Shara Worden On Q2's 'Spaces'

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My Brightest Diamond's busy and enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a dizzying blur of creativity. Watch Q2 visit with Shara Worden in her Detroit home.

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Mark Stewart On Q2 Music's 'Spaces'

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Conch shells, a 19th-century relative of the tuba, and wooden nose flutes are just a few of the odd instruments you'll find in the apartment of Paul Simon's music director.

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This Guy Could Be Mexico's Johnny Cash

After a childhood in Mexicali listening to the Man in Black, Juan Cirerol became a rock 'n' roll nomad. He recently invited Alt.Latino and Fusion to his house to play his music and introduce himself.

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Meet Ali Gua Gua: Cumbia's Punk Rock Star

Mexico's Ali Gua Gua brilliantly fuses traditional cumbia with punk and hip-hop. She invited Alt.Latino and Fusion to her house for an intimate performance alongside Argentine rapper Miss Bolivia.

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Take A Tour Of MacArthur Genius Vijay Iyer's Home

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Take a tour of the MacArthur genius's home in Harlem, including a look at his Steinway, favorite books and percussion instruments from India.

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Timo Andres On Q2 Music's 'Spaces'

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The composer's music strives to reconcile a fascination with the past with a stylish, pointillist craftsmanship. He says he takes the same care in surrounding himself with objects he loves.

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Timo Andres On Q2 Music's 'Spaces'

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The composer's music strives to reconcile a fascination with the past with a stylish, pointillist craftsmanship. He says he takes the same care in surrounding himself with objects he loves.