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20 Questions: Ramsey Lewis

Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis chats with PopMatters 20 Questions about feeding the spirit and living in the moment.

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4 Oct 2009 // 9:59 PM

20 Questions: Vic Chesnutt

Chesnutt talks to PopMatters 20 Questions about his upcoming work with Jonathan Richman, taking advice from Michael Stipe, and how his copy of Number One Hits of the Sixties is still the greatest album of all time.

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20 Questions: Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby tells PopMatters 20 Questions about his affiliation with Seinfeld’s George Costanza, his soon-to-be-released album with Ben Folds, and this great bargain he got from a Russian website…

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20 Questions: Terence Blanchard

The cerebral, soulful, three-time Grammy award winning trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard tells us how our turbulent, dynamic world inspires his beautiful music.

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20 Questions: Charlie Louvin

Back in 2009, Charlie Louvin, Country Music Hall of Fame legend and half of the immortal country duo the Louvin Brothers, told PopMatters 20 Questions about the best thing he ever got – for only $3.

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20 Questions: Wayne Hancock

The master of juke joint swing performs like a visiting country doctor, or maybe a preacher, ministering to the rural folks in three-hour, boogie healing woogie doses. Here a little shot is given to us...

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20 Questions: Christopher O’Riley

Critically acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O'Riley’s recording of Nirvana’s "Heart Shaped Box" will "engender sustained hearing loss, under repeated and hi-res sound reproduction."

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20 Questions: James Rollins

Best-selling author James Rollins reveals a talent to PopMatters 20 Questions not otherwise seen in his many books -- beware, kitties and politicians, lest he approach you wielding a scalpel.

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20 Questions: Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of killer crime fiction and award-winning author of young readers’ books, rather fancies himself a bit like George Clooney and Harold, of Harold and His Purple Crayon -- sans the blanket, of course.

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20 Questions: Jessica Hopper

Jessica Hopper advises travelers, “Never mind the nuclear reactors in the distance, it’s heaven in the Midwest” – and other tips for PopMatters 20 Questions readers.

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20 Questions: Eleni Mandell

Acclaimed songwriter Eleni Mandell answers PopMatters ‘Miss America’-like 20 Questions with self-deprecating humor.

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20 Questions: Aleksandar Hemon

“Hell,” Hemon tells PopMatters 20 Questions, “is being stuck at an airport without a book, starving for thought, forced to watch CNN.” Heaven might be a bathtub full of Turkish coffee …

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20 Questions: Crayton Robey

The Boys in the Band defined a moment in LGBT history. Crayton Robey explores that history in Making the Boys, which debuted at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

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20 Questions: Nona Hendryx

In 1962, Nona Hendryx shared a bill with everyone from Bo Diddley to the Marvelettes. She took some time with PopMatters to talk about Buster Crabbe and her knack for fixing TVs.

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4 Jun 2009 // 5:04 AM

20 Questions: Starsailor

The UK's Starsailor recently released their fourth album All the Plans and have been touring the new music. In between, lead singer James Walsh answered our 20 Questions.

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20 Questions: Dave Wakeling

Dave Wakeling, founding member, lead vocalist and songwriter for the legendary ska band, the English Beat, is recording and touring extensively these days. Catch up with Wakeling here on 20 Questions.

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28 May 2009 // 6:00 AM

20 Questions: Bell X1

Paul Noonan, the lead singer for Ireland's Bell X1, drops by 20 Questions and tells us why the Beatles killed music.

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26 May 2009 // 5:00 AM

20 Questions: Elliott Yamin

Former drug store clerk Elliott Yamin scored high on the American Idol charts. His first album, Elliott Yamin (Hickory, March 2007) went gold in the US and Japan, and was the highest independent debut for a new artist on the Billboard charts. His sophomore album, Fight for Love, released this month.

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20 Questions: Christopher Potter

Christopher Potter captures the universe as we know it between the covers of his compelling book, You Are Here, but closer to home, it's Doctor Who that captures his fancy.

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14 May 2009 // 8:14 AM

20 Questions: Jon Hopkins

The Royal College of Music trained Jon Hopkins released his latest album Insides on Domino on May 5th and he tells us about his inspiration.

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