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Review: Various Artists, Brandi Carlile's 'Cover Stories'

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Adele, Pearl Jam, The Avett Brothers, Dolly Parton and 10 more beloved musicians cover songs from Carlile's revered album, The Story.

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Review: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Best Troubador'

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Will Oldham and his band pay tribute to Merle Haggard by reaching across the country legend's discography to paint a vivid, chronology-busting, album-length portrait.

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Review: Carl Craig, 'Versus'

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The Detroit techno colossus reimagines his greatest tracks with a concert pianist and a symphony orchestra.

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Review: Joan Shelley, 'Joan Shelley'

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On her fourth solo album, the Kentucky singer-songwriter's music once again functions as a headache remedy, nerve tonic and comfort food rolled into one.

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Review: Ásgeir, 'Afterglow'

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A mix of organic instrumentation, lilting electronics, and Ásgeir's otherworldly voice hits a sweet spot between emotion and mystique

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Veep' Executive Producer; 'Hourglass'; MLB's Rick Ankiel

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Producer Frank Rich says his HBO series is about the "craven desire for power." Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews Dani Shapiro's new memoir. Ankiel talks about his unlikely baseball comeback.

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'I'd Die For You' Gives A Glimpse Into F. Scott Fitzgerald's Writing Life

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Fitzgerald wrote most of his best work in his 20s, and the stories in this new collection — all unpublished or uncollected — demonstrate how hard it was for him to deliver what readers wanted.

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Ladies And Gentlemen, The Revolution: Prince's Band On Reuniting And Healing

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The band that backed Prince during the Purple Rain era is on tour celebrating his music. Members Wendy Melvoin, Bobby Z. and Doctor Fink say it helps them — and audiences — to process their grief.

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Ellie Glover and Mikayla Davis

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Ellie Glover and Mikayla Davis are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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Jonathan Demme And The Simple Power Of The Close-Up

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Demme, who directed 36 feature films and documentaries over the course of his long and varied career, died this morning. He was a filmmaker fascinated by the pure emotional force of the human face.

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In Its Second Season, 'Search Party' Finds New, Even Darker, Life

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