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Drei Phantasien nach Friedrich Hölderlin, for 16 voices [1. Hälfte des Lebens] Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss (conductor)
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Cappella Amsterdam, Daniel Reuss (conductor)

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LABOR IN POWER DAVID BRIDIE, JOHN PHILLIPS
Sneezin' (Manhattan) Darol Anger & American Fiddle Ensemble
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Take Me out to the Ballgame Doc Watson
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Guitar Album
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Bolero (Ballad) Chucho Valdés
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Briyumba Palo Congo
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Princess Of 'Tides': Penelope Cruz (right, wearing less eyeliner) joins Johnny Depp for a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean adventure. Peter Mountain/Buena Vista Pictures hide caption

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'Tides' Formula: Swash, Buckle, Repeat As Necessary

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Revolting Children Matilda
She Drove Me Mad The Lounge Lizards
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She Drove Me Mad
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Queen of All Ears
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The Lounge Lizards

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What song do you plan to play when and if the End Times arrive on Saturday? Michael Lehenbauer/via Flickr hide caption

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Final Encore: Pick Your Song For The End Of The World

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Revolting Children Matilda
Frogs on Ice Darol Anger & Mike Marshall
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Frogs on Ice
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Psychograss
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Darol Anger & Mike Marshall

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Justin Grennen looks on as Carson Daly signals a recent victory for Beverly McClellen on NBC's The Voice. Lewis Jacobs/NBC hide caption

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How NBC's 'The Voice' Is The Anti-'American Idol'

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American Idol: American Idol Theme Mask
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Late at Night The Iguanas
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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, shown at a news conference in 2010, thinks any leftover sexism in politics will die away. The public, she says, is way ahead of politics in terms of women in power. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Pelosi: 'You Can't Let Their Anger Take You Down'

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THE BERLIN WALL GLENN PHILLIPS

Lawmakers departed this week without taking any action on Libya. On Friday, the 60-day period for using U.S. forces against Gadhafi without congressional authorization ends. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Leaves Without OK For Libya Operation

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Moraccan Moon Layne Redmond and Tommy Brunjes
Thunderbird Hans Zimmer
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Thelma & Louise
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The Old Bush Tony McManus
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Ceol More
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Susan Sarandon (left) as Louise and Geena Davis as Thelma in the 1991 film that won screenwriter Callie Khouri an Academy Award. MGM/Photofest hide caption

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Looking Back On 'Thelma & Louise' 20 Years Later

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