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John Carpenter (center) directed and wrote the score for the horror classic Halloween, and wrote the score for its 2018 sequel. Trevor de Brauw/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Carpenter On The Enduring Sound Of 'Halloween'

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Ketch Secor Of Old Crow Medicine Show on World Cafe

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Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

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Gaby Moreno On Leaving Home And Making It In The Music Industry

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Vijay Gupta is a violinist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic whose life's work has been to make music accessible to all. That passion caught the attention of others and this year he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Roman Cho/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

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Look Now may lack some sentimentality, but Elvis Costello does return to familiar ground. James O'Mara/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elvis Costello Doesn't Want Your Nostalgia, He Wants You To 'Look Now'

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Guest DJ José Feliciano Is An Alt.Latino Icon

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John Darnielle performs with The Mountain Goats at a 2015 concert in Birmingham, Ala. David A. Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen: No Children Live At Bottom Of The Hill, 2006

Adrianne Lenker's new record, abysskiss, is out now on Saddle Creek. /Shervin Lainez hide caption

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Adrianne Lenker Of Big Thief On 'abysskiss' And How Songs Can Heal

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Singer Ketch Secor and illustrator Higgins Bond collaborated on the children's book Lorraine, which weaves Southern folklore with the power of music. Courtesy of Crackerfarm hide caption

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Ketch Secor Brings An Appalachian Tale To Life With 'Lorraine'

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"Every time I learn something new about the music, I then bring [that] into the next performance," Hilary Hahn says. Dana van Leeuwen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Back To Bach: Hilary Hahn Rekindles An Old Love

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"Part of your job is to loan pieces of your heart out everyday in the world of songwriting," Heather Morgan says. Blythe Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heather Morgan Is Ready To Share Her 'Borrowed Heart'

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"There's so much pain that people carry and try to avoid," Cat Power says. "That's why music is so incredible." Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesty of the artist hide caption

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'Life Is A Lesson, And Sometimes It's Difficult To Learn': Cat Power Steps Forward

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HAERTS On World Cafe

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Matthew Aucoin, 28, has been awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant for his work as a composer and conductor. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. hide caption

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M.I.A. performs onstage during the Meadows Music and Arts Festival 2017 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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M.I.A. Reacts To Turning the Tables