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6:50 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Duane Allman: Guitar Playing That 'Gets Inside Of You'

Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band lived to play music. A new box set, Skydog, collects the legendary body of work he produced before his death in 1971.
John Gellman Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 8:44 am

The Allman Brothers Band produced the sound at the heart of Southern rock. At Fillmore East, the live double album that launched Duane and Gregg Allman into the rock stratosphere, was recorded 42 years ago this month. But on Oct. 29, 1971, just days after the record was certified gold, 24-year-old Duane was killed in a motorcycle accident.

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Author Interviews
6:48 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Lack Of Conscience Gets A Comeuppance In 'The Accursed'

Courtesy Ecco

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 6:46 am

Something suspicious is going on in Princeton, N.J., in the otherwise sleepy year of 1905. Children turn into stone. Spouses disappear into horse-drawn carriages. Snakes squirm up and down walls. Is it some kind of curse? What could the good people of Princeton have possibly done to bring a curse on themselves?

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Author Interviews
6:48 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

A Little Blue Alien Helped Hemon Bear Witness To His 'Lives'

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 6:46 am

Since his 2000 literary debut, Aleksandar Hemon has been hailed as "a maestro, a conjurer, a channeler of universes." In books including The Question of Bruno and Love and Obstacles, he's written about archdukes and exiles; a Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina of memories; and a Chicago that's in your face.

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Krulwich Wonders...
6:45 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

The Naming Of The Shrew

Carl Buell

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 5:05 am

It looks kinda like a squirrel, except its ears are too small, its tail is ratty, then bushy, and its mouth? Definitely un-squirrel. More like a shrew, a fox, or a dog. And the teeth? Strange. What is it?

It's an act of edited, elegant imagination.

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Planet Money
6:45 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Planet Money: New Jersey Wine

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 7:43 pm

Sometimes your success depends on how your competitors behave. People judge you not just by your product, but by the product that your rival down the street makes.

This is a problem for Lou Caracciolo. He's trying to make high-quality wine, from grapes he grows in New Jersey. But Jersey wine already has a reputation — and fancy isn't it. On today's show: Can New Jersey become the next Napa?

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This Is NPR
6:44 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

'The Thistle & Shamrock' Host ProFile, Straight From The Scottish Highlands

ⓒRoy Summers/Scottish Field

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 7:56 pm

We're celebrating St. Patrick's Day in true public radio form - a conversation with the award-winning host of NPR's The Thistle & Shamrock. Fiona Ritchie has spent more than 30 years digging into the evolving Celtic music tradition, bringing public radio listeners well-established and newly emerging recording artists in Europe and North America.Today, we got her to dish on the Irish, her children and NPR, too.

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This Is NPR
6:44 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Photos From Michele Norris' Interview With 'Lean In' Author Sheryl Sandberg

Bruce Guthrie

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 9:56 pm

Last night was "the biggest event in Washington," announced a beaming Shelton Zuckerman to the sold-out crowd gathered in Washington, D.C.'s Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, of which Shelton is a co-founder.

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A Blog Supreme
6:44 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

75 Years Of Charles Lloyd, Jazz's Spirit Warrior

Charles Lloyd performs with pianist Jason Moran in Munich in early 2013.
Dorothy Darr ECM Records

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 5:36 pm

If you ask saxophonist Charles Lloyd about his career in music, he'd start many decades ago, in the Memphis where he grew up and the Mississippi of his grandfather's farm. The South is where he absorbed the blues, picked up a saxophone and met the all-time great musicians who would shape his future course.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
6:44 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Linda Ronstadt On Piano Jazz

Linda Ronstadt at the 19th Annual Bridge School Benefit in 2005.
Tim Mosenfelder Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 4:19 pm

On this episode, Piano Jazz presents a special session with legendary vocalist Linda Ronstadt and pianist-arranger Alan Broadbent, recorded live at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass.

Ronstadt was born July 15, 1946, outside Tuscon, Arizona. She recalls that her family was always singing and playing music together, though none were professional musicians.

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Song Travels
6:44 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

Catherine Russell On 'Song Travels'

Catherine Russell.
Stefan Falke Courtesy of the artist.

Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 3:18 pm

As a child, singer Catherine Russell bounced on the knee of Louis Armstrong. Her father, Luis Russell, held the position of musical director for Armstrong, and her mother, Carline Ray, was trained at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. It was only natural that Russell would choose a musical path for her own life.

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