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9:30 am
Fri May 25, 2012

The Drop: Listen To A Mix From America's Best Electronic Music Festival

Electronic music producer and DJ Monty Luke, who will perform at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit on Monday.
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There's an awesome music festival taking place over Memorial Day weekend, featuring some of the best DJs in the world. Can you name it?

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Song Travels
9:03 am
Fri May 25, 2012

David Hyde Pierce On 'Song Travels'

"Any show that's any good is much better a month later," Davie Hyde Pierce says of Broadway critics who only show up the first night. "And if it's been done right, it's way better a year later, but such is life."
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Originally published on Fri April 26, 2013 2:58 pm

Actor, singer and comedian David Hyde Pierce is best known for his Emmy-winning role as Niles Crane on the long-running TV series Frasier. He's also a Tony-winning actor for his role in Curtains. As a child, Pierce began in classical music as a pianist, but one summer, that all changed.

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Cabinet of Wonders
8:03 am
Fri May 25, 2012

A Starbucks... Where The Starbuck Used To Be

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"You know that horrible feeling when you've just made a new friend in your 40's? And you're like - ugggghhh!! One more person to feel bad about not seeing."-- Sarah Vowell
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Originally published on Sun June 3, 2012 6:45 pm

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Mountain Stage
8:03 am
Fri May 25, 2012

John Martyn On Mountain Stage

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Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 9:17 am

Singer, songwriter and guitarist John Martyn made his first and only Mountain Stage appearance on Sept. 26, 1993.

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Song Of The Day
6:03 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Chuck Prophet: Tawdry, Tattered Glory

Chuck Prophet.
Charlie Homo

San Francisco has long been a refuge for people on society's fringes, from sailors and hookers to beatniks, hippies and non-conformists of every stripe. Chuck Prophet revels in their oddness as much as he revels in the retro coolness of shoo-be-doo-wop pop and the chime of a pedal-pushed guitar chord. On his latest album, Temple Beautiful, he injects healthy doses of both into sonic portraits of his city's most outrageous inhabitants.

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