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Adam Myers and Bobby Brenner

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Adam Myers and Bobby Brenner are WVIA's Artists of the Week

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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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'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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Our 10 Favorite Dolly Parton Songs

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Even if you don't care too much for country music, you've got to love Dolly Parton.

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A Concert Violinist on the Metro?

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Violinist Joshua Bell talks to Michele Norris about his experience busking for morning commuters at a metro station in Washington, D.C.

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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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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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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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Review: 'The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda'

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Stream a compilation of cosmically scaled, rarely heard sounds from a largely unheralded master.

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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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