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Are You a Hypnotist?? The Flaming Lips
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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
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Blue Jean Dave Holland & Dave Holland Octet
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Pathways
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Dean Obeidallah,an Arab-American comedian, performs at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival last year in Amman, Jordan. Demand for American-style stand-up comedy has exploded among young Arabs in the Middle East. Mohammad Abu Ghosh/AP hide caption

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But Seriously Folks, The Arab World Is A Funny Place

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693 Balloons The Clonious
Boomer Brad Mehldau
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In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, a victim of domestic violence who calls herself "Sierra"  is seen at a safe house in Nevada County, Calif. The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition has been forced to rely on the generosity of area residents to provide shelter for those escaping abuse after it had to close the shelter it operated in response to California's budget crisis. The shelter, which provided beds for 12, at a cost of $60,000 a year, was closed June 30, when it lost state funding. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Good Samaritans Open Their Homes As Safe Houses

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Rhinoceros Continental
Lottery Day Randy Klein, Oleg Kireyev et. al.
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Sunday Morning
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Two Step Pacha Massive
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Two Step
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If You Want It
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Pacha Massive

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Whipped Cream Herb Alpert
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Whipped Cream & Other Delights Rewhipped
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Herb Alpert

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Red Dust Zero 7, Henry Binns et. al.
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Simple Things
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Zero 7, Henry Binns et. al.

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Rambler Ginger Baker Trio
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Going Back Home
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Green Tea John Scofield
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A Go Go
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Joyous David Kikoski Trio
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Lighter Way
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Tourists and locals sit on a wall along the waterfront in Havana; Aug. 25, 2010. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Visitors To Cuba From U.S. On Pace Not Seen Since The '50s.

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People stand in line at Juba University for hours to register to vote next month on independence for Southern Sudan. Here, a poll worker helps a prospective voter put a thumb print on his registration card. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Sudan Vote Could Make A New Nation, A War, Or Both

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AN INDOLENT APPRECIATION OF WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND THE DYLAN GROUP
I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier Mama Robert Randolph
The Limitations Are Beautiful Ray Barbee
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The Limitations Are Beautiful
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In Full View [Bonus Tracks]
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The Juarez Symphony produces more operas per year than any city in Mexico besides the capital. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Amid Unrest, Juarez Symphony Orchestra Plays On

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Sarabande Yo-Yo Ma
PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG JIMMY SMITH ET AL
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DAMN!
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