OutKast And Atlanta: Until They Close The Curtain

By Frannie Kelley

The hometown shows the duo played had a bittersweet quality because people thought it might be their last chance to see one of the most-respected and best-loved groups of all time together.

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The New Pornographers On World Cafe

The Canadian supergroup visits the studio to perform songs from its new album, Brill Bruisers.

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Drum Fill Friday, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Edition

By Robin Hilton

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a sampling of songs from the soundtrack to the year’s biggest movie. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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What Does A Creative Brain Look Like?

By NPR/TED Staff

What happens in the brain during musical improv? Researcher Charles Limb scanned the brains of jazz musicians to find out.

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‘Follow The Music’: Alice Gerrard’s Life In Folk

By Joel Rose

The title of the singer’s new album neatly summarizes the thrust of her career — be it her influential collaborations with Hazel Dickens in the ’60s or her work as a folk music documentarian.

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JazzSet Signs Off

From outdoor festivals to concert halls in major cities, JazzSet was there. Hear an intimate, bittersweet farewell, with highlights that span the NPR jazz program’s 23-year run.

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Blake Mills’ Restless ‘Heigh Ho’ Is A Roundabout Journey

By Ken Tucker

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LA Philharmonic Live: Dudamel, Mahler And New Music

By Brian Lauritzen

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and a new percussion concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang in this season opener at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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David Gray On World Cafe

Backed by a band, the English singer-songwriter performs three songs from his new album, Mutineers.

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Willie Watson On Mountain Stage

The folksinger and former member of Old Crow Medicine Show performs music from his first solo album.

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