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Mirth, Music and Mayhem: The Tom Scharpling Interview

PopMatters talks with comedian, radio host and director Tom Scharpling about his signature brew of "mirth, music and mayhem."

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Jazz & Heritage Festival: 27 - 29 April 2012 - New Orleans

Thanks to bravura performances from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Dr. John and Janelle Monae, the first weekend of the 2012 Jazz & Heritage Festival showcased the best of music’s past, present and future.

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100 Essential Directors - Paul Thomas Anderson

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: 29 April - 1 May 2011 - New Orleans

With one of the greatest convocations New Orleans has to offer, the first weekend of the 2011 Jazz & Heritage Fest provided everything from zydeco to Cajun to Americana – with a side of crawfish.

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Jazz and Heritage Festival: 23 April-2 May 2010 - New Orleans

As the 2010 Jazz & Heritage Festival proved, there’s no stopping New Orleans when it comes to music, culture and that ol’ “fais do-do”.

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Labor of the Mind: An Interview with Jay Holstein and Daniel Kraus

PopMatters investigates the sacred and profane world of Rabbi Jay Holstein, the subject of Daniel Kraus’ newest Work Series documentary, Professor.

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Honest Engines: 24 March 2010 - Chicago

Chicago indie-rockers Honest Engines have built a reputation on hustle, word-of-mouth and... jazz?

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20 Questions: Joe Perry

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry goes solo. Armed with a new album and tour, Perry talks with PopMatters 20 Questions about why nothing tops Hendrix, Master and Commander, or coffee.

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Sun, Sweat and Tears: Three Days at the Austin City Limits Festival

PopMatters takes a look at how a disparate array of acts fared in Austin’s playpen of mud, the blood, and the beer.

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Longwave: The Strangest Things

They look like the Strokes. They're friends with the Strokes. They're on the same label as the Strokes. They're from New York like the Strokes. If it looks like the Strokes and walks like the Strokes, does it sound as good as the Strokes?

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Ryan Adams: Music in High Places: Live in Jamaica [DVD]

With the DVD release of Ryan Adams: Live in Jamaica for the Music in High Places series comes some serious anticipation for which personality has been committed to the digital video format.

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Audioslave

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Pearl Jam: Riot Act

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