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Music Interviews

Kenny Rogers' Rules For Living Well

Kenny Rogers goes long with NPR's Rachel Martin, discussing his work ethic, his yearly holiday music tradition, and the uncanny persistence of "The Gambler."

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The Informant

People hold signs and flags while attending a vigil held for the victims of the Paris terror attacks in Washington Square Park on November 14, 2015, in New York City. Searches related to the deadly attacks in Paris were among the most popular Google queries of the year. Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images hide caption

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Year's Top Google Searches Reveal We're Not Just Interested In Fluff

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Words Of Amber Ólafur Arnalds
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For Now I Am Winter
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Germans, Migrants Share A Choir Where The Singing Is Secondary

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Avril 14th Aphex Twin
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How 'Accidental' Notes Grab Our Attention

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So In Love
St. James Infirmary Blues

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How To Ace A Debate? Ask The Pros Behind The Politicians

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The Banjo
Au Bord d'une Source

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As U.S. Bids Adieu To 'Bleu,' Not All Chefs Say It's Cream Of The Crop

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The Competitors
Round the Way NOMO

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A Little Under-The-Radar TV: 'UnREAL'

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Kenny Rogers' Rules For Living Well

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Little Drummer Boy Kenny Rogers & Larry Hall
Gambler Floyd Cramer
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