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Review: Juana Molina, 'Halo'

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On the Argentine singer's new album, she's reached a zen place where the very texture of a tone becomes its own language.

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First Listen: The Mountain Goats, 'Goths'

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For John Darnielle, goth isn't a sound or a style so much as a state of mind: a source of comfort and connection for more than just the young and lost.

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago's Free-Wheeling Style Shines In 'Message to Our Folks'

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Paul Steinbeck's new book chronicles the antics, both on and off stage, of the storied jazz ensemble. Critic Kevin Whitehead says Message to Our Folks celebrates the band's success on their own terms.

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'Fargo' Is A Series About The 'Things People Do For Money'

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Noah Hawley says his FX series, now in its third season, explores the central premise of the Coen Brothers' iconic 1996 film. Hawley is also the creator of the FX series Legion.

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Grooving To That 70s Beat, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Return In Volume 2

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It was a surprise last time, but now comes volume two of the Marvel superhero team, Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Feist Has A Message For Her 71-Year-Old Self

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That message is embedded in the Canadian singer's new album, Pleasure. "I appreciate the perspective that 28-year-old Leslie's shed on my life," she says. "I kind of want to echo that forward."

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Her Violin Stolen, A Prodigy's World Became 'Unstrung'

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Min Kym had found her perfect partner in a 1696 Stradivarius — until it was snatched in a London cafe. She comes to terms with the loss in her new memoir, Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung.

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All Songs +1: Alice Coltrane's Astonishing 'Ecstatic Music'

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Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Ravi Coltrane — son of John and Alice Coltrane — talks about the music his mother made after she withdrew from her professional career and founded an ashram.

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Review: Marco Pavé, 'Welcome To Grc Lnd'

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The debut full-length from this Memphis MC gives voice to a side of town long overburdened by its own buried legacy.

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Songs We Love: Tim Darcy, 'Tall Glass Of Water'

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The leader of Ought detours into soul-searching Americana on his first solo single. In a video full of mimics, he is free not only to pursue various directions, but to make peace with them all.

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When It Comes To Family Musicals, Kids' Opinions Matter More Than Critics'

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Normally, critical reviews can kill a Broadway show, but not so for kid-focused musicals. Anastasia and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are currently on Broadway, vying for the kid seal of approval.

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'Places,' Please: Lea Michele Turns Back To Broadway

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The Glee star was cast in Les Misérables when she was 8 and has been performing ever since. She says her new album, Places, intentionally calls back to her history onstage.

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Joshua Ferris On The 'Lack Of Self-Awareness' Of His Characters

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Joshua Ferris is best known for his book Then We Came To An End, a satirical depiction of office life. In The Dinner Party, he turns to short stories that take aim at the inner lives of clueless guys.

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Björk And Konono No. 1, Live In Concert

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The two singular artists played together at the United Palace in New York in 2007. Listen to both concerts in their entirety.

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Robert Plant: Starting Over After Led Zeppelin

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When Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980, it left fans dazed and confused. For Robert Plant, it created the challenge of going solo after being so closely identified with one of rock's biggest acts.

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