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How The Four Seasons Clashed, Dealt With The Mob And Made Lasting Hits

8 hours 3 min ago

Bob Gaudio wrote most of The Four Seasons' hits, some of which are compiled in a new anthology. He tells Fresh Air about the band's history, including why its songs had some "anger" in them.

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Marty Stuart: Keeper Of Country Music's Cowboy Couture

November 27, 2014 - 9:03am

Out of love and necessity, Stuart has become a country-music historian. "People were throwing things away," he says. "I just took it as a family matter."

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Naive, Yet Revolutionary: Ray Davies On 50 Years Of The Kinks

November 26, 2014 - 4:03pm

"I think if I had been an accomplished songwriter I wouldn't have written 'You Really Got Me,' " Davies tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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Naive, Yet Revolutionary: Ray Davies On 50 Years Of The Kinks

November 26, 2014 - 4:03pm

"I think if I had been an accomplished songwriter I wouldn't have written 'You Really Got Me,' " Davies tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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Four Holiday Goodies, Including 'Christmas At Downton Abbey'

November 25, 2014 - 2:39pm

It's not too early to be releasing Christmas albums, and Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has been listening to a lot of them.

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In 'Redeployment,' Former Marine Explores The Challenges Of Coming Home

November 25, 2014 - 2:39pm

Phil Klay served in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He recently won a National Book Award for his collection of short stories.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game'

November 25, 2014 - 2:39pm

Cumberbatch stars as British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing in a film directed by Morten Tyldum and co-staring Keira Knightley as Turing's comrade in arms.

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Four Holiday Goodies, Including 'Christmas At Downton Abbey'

November 25, 2014 - 2:39pm

It's not too early to be releasing Christmas albums, and Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker has been listening to a lot of them.

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In 'Redeployment,' Former Marine Explores The Challenges Of Coming Home

November 25, 2014 - 2:39pm

Phil Klay served in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He recently won a National Book Award for his collection of short stories.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game'

November 25, 2014 - 2:39pm

Cumberbatch stars as British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing in a film directed by Morten Tyldum and co-staring Keira Knightley as Turing's comrade in arms.

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Decades Later, Laurie Colwin's Books 'Will Not Let You Down'

November 24, 2014 - 2:49pm

A digital publisher has released a bounty of Colwin's books: four novels, three short-story collections and a collection of cooking essays. Colwin, who died in 1992 at age 48, had an "elusive magic."

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Decades Later, Laurie Colwin's Books 'Will Not Let You Down'

November 24, 2014 - 2:49pm

A digital publisher has released a bounty of Colwin's books: four novels, three short-story collections and a collection of cooking essays. Colwin, who died in 1992 at age 48, had an "elusive magic."

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The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope

November 24, 2014 - 2:43pm

Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. "He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long," says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.

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The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope

November 24, 2014 - 2:43pm

Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. "He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long," says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Norman Lear, A Review Of Basement Tapes, Jon Stewart

November 22, 2014 - 9:03am

Lear, co-creator of All In The Family, talks about his new memoir; Ken Tucker reviews an album of musicians using Bob Dylan's lyrics; Stewart talks about his future hosting the Daily Show.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Norman Lear, A Review Of Basement Tapes, Jon Stewart

November 22, 2014 - 9:03am

Lear, co-creator of All In The Family, talks about his new memoir; Ken Tucker reviews an album of musicians using Bob Dylan's lyrics; Stewart talks about his future hosting the Daily Show.

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Fresh Air Remembers Film And Broadway Director Mike Nichols

November 21, 2014 - 1:21pm

Nichols directed such movies as The Graduate and Birdcage and Broadway musicals such as Spamalot. He won nine Tony Awards. Nichols died Wednesday at 83. He talked with Terry Gross in 2001.

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For Alan Cumming, Life Is (Once Again) A Cabaret

November 21, 2014 - 1:21pm

This is the third time Cumming has starred in the musical. He talks about the new production — everything from his costume (which he calls a "Wonder Bra" for men) to the darker themes of the show.

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Fresh Air Remembers Film And Broadway Director Mike Nichols

November 21, 2014 - 1:21pm

Nichols directed such movies as The Graduate and Birdcage and Broadway musicals such as Spamalot. He won nine Tony Awards. Nichols died Wednesday at 83. He talked with Terry Gross in 2001.

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For Alan Cumming, Life Is (Once Again) A Cabaret

November 21, 2014 - 1:21pm

This is the third time Cumming has starred in the musical. He talks about the new production — everything from his costume (which he calls a "Wonder Bra" for men) to the darker themes of the show.

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