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Our Year in Music - The Artists

Idina Menzel (AP); Michael Franti (michaelfranti.com); Trombone Shorty (AP).
Idina Menzel (AP); Michael Franti (michaelfranti.com); Trombone Shorty (AP).

Legendary singer-songwriter Patti Smith is the latest artist to join On Point for an hour of rich discussion — and interaction with fans. Her segment follows many other shows over the past year that are worth a listen. Here are a dozen or so highlights:

Singer-wordsmith Elvis Costello

Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson

Master saxophonist Sonny Rollins

Guitar craftsman Wayne Henderson

Folk pioneer Judy Collins

Rebel rocker Michael Franti

Broadway pop sensation Idina Menzel

New Orleans jazzman Trombone Shorty

Country star Josh Turner

Legendary producer Quincy Jones

Classical composer Osvaldo Golijov

Pakistani rocker Salman Ahmad

Folk-rock musician Lucinda Williams

This program aired on November 29, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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