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Willie Nelson: The Songwriter at 75

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Charles Mingus: 'Fables of Bass,' Part 2

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Chinese Composer Gives 'Turandot' a Fresh Finale

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Lyfe Jennings Chronicles Personal 'Change'

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Jazz Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre: A Look Back

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Portishead Masters Audio Glue on 'Third' Album

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Nick Cave Digs Himself a Singular Niche

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Amy Tan Reveals Stories of Dong Folk Songs

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De Phazz: Jazz with a Turntable

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Tight Rhymes For Tykes And Triceratops

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Show-Stopping Aria Encored at the Met

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