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It was, simply, an amazing year in music, from Late Registration to Sufjan Stevens. Let's look back.
You may know about Bowie's time in New York City and Berlin. But do you know about his connection to Philadelphia? In this episode of The Culture Corner, correspondent John Morrison explains.
How did the singer-songwriter end up living in a church parsonage? He tells the story in this World Cafe session, and perform songs from his new album.
Muscially, 2004 was a notable for releases from OutKast, The Arcade FIre, Kanye West, Green Day and many more. Let's look back.
It's an introspective, direct album with heartfelt lyrics and, of course, impeccable production.
In this session, Sierra Ferrell talks about her life and adventures so far. Plus, you'll hear live recordings of her performances from last years XPoNential Music Festival.
Fire and Flood, features appearances by Nathaniel Rateliff, Chris Stapleton, X Ambassadors, Phantogram, Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen.
The phrase "young at heart" is a cliché, but when it comes to Elvis Costello, it really does apply. The Boy Named If is a trip through the inner life of a young person growing up full of imagination and self-discovery.
Mann was tapped to write songs for a stage adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's memoir, and released several of the songs on her album Queens of the Summer Hotel.
It was the year of "Stacy's Mom," "Seven Nation Army" and "Hey Ya," along with several excellent albums from singer-songwriters and Warren Zevon's final studio album.
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