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2:54 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

The Killers Return, Guitar-Rock Holdouts In A Pop World

The Killers perform on the season finale of NBC's The Voice last week.
NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Originally published on Thu December 27, 2012 12:39 pm

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Best Music Of 2012
1:03 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Top Five Slept-On R&B Songs Of 2012

Robin Thicke performs in Feburary. His song, "Another Life" leaked on the Internet this summer, but didn't land on the charts.
Jamie McCarthy Getty Images

Originally published on Sat December 29, 2012 8:33 am

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Mountain Stage
12:03 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Matraca Berg On Mountain Stage

Matraca Berg.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 3:32 pm

Country singer-songwriter Matraca Berg makes her second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.Va..

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Music
10:37 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Baltimore Singer's Big Voice Touches Siberia

MJ Smets Lea Gilmore

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 10:47 am

"My Mom said, 'life isn't either, or, it's and.' And I think that's why I do so much, maybe too much."

Lea Gilmore was pregnant and married at 18. She describes herself as a "statistic." But, she tells NPR's Celeste Headlee, lessons learned from a family of "very strong Southern women" meant that she did not allow that to dictate her circumstances.

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Music Interviews
8:55 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Catherine Russell: The Fresh Air In-Studio Concert

Catherine Russell.
Stefan Falke

As part of our year-end wrap up, we are sharing the best Fresh Air interviews of 2012. This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 21, 2012.

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