Tom Cole Tom Cole is an editor on NPR's Arts Desk.

Heavy Metal Parking Lot's concept is simple: a snapshot of eager fans tailgating outside a 1986 Judas Priest and Dokken concert in a Maryland suburb. John Heyn hide caption

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30 Years Of 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot,' The Classic 'Cult Classic' Film

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Robert Goldstein plays house guitarist at an NPR staff event in 2015. Wanyu Zhang/NPR hide caption

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Remembering Robert Goldstein, NPR's Music Librarian And Our Friend

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Derek Gripper's exploration of West African kora music has produced two acclaimed albums — and, he says, a better understanding of the classical music he was playing as a kid. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guitarist Conjures The Sound Of The Kora From Thousands Of Miles Away

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Toots Thielemans performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands in 2005. Rick Nederstigt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Toots Thielemans, Jazz Harmonica Baron, Dies At 94

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Frank Zappa being interviewed on British television in 1973. Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Zappa On Zappa: 'Eat That Question' Tells A Contrarian's Story In His Own Words

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From left to right: Kirk Knuffke, Bobby Previte, Charlie Hunter and Curtis Fowlkes. Andy Laviolette/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01No Money No Honey

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    Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth
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    Charlie Hunter
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Sunset Song, Terence Davies latest film, tells the story of Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn), a young Scottish woman who gives up her dream to help run the family farm. Along the way, she falls in love with a young farmer named Ewan (Kevin Guthrie). Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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In Life And In Film, The Past Is Ever Present For Director Terence Davies

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'Serpent' Film Explores, Revives Lost Cultural Knowledge For Colombians

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Paul Kantner, Co-Founder Of Jefferson Airplane, Dies At 74

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John Scofield's latest album, Past Present, reunites an old quartet for set of tunes steeped in reflection and loss. Philippe Levy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For John Scofield, Everything Old Is New Again — Even The Hard Parts

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Janet Feder (photo: Marc Dalio) Marc Dalio/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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05Happy Everyday, You

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Cultural Capital: 50 Years Of Investment In U.S. Arts And Humanities

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John Scofield's new album, Past Present, is out Sept. 25. Philippe Levy-Stab/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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09Mr. Puffy

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Cover art for a reissue of Bert Jansch's Live At The 12 Bar. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bert Jansch, 'Blackwaterside'

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B.B. King performs at Bluesfest Music Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, in 2011. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images hide caption

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B.B. King, Legendary Blues Guitarist, Dies At 89

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