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If Mt. Rushmore were a monument to rock 'n' roll, Jerry Lee Lewis's Brylcreemed curly locks would be carved in granite alongside Elvis, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins. On Last Man Standing, stars such as Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and The Rolling Stones acknowledge Lewis's place in rock's pantheon on an album of incendiary duets.

Tune in to the world

Globetrotter wannabes, trade your passport for a remote control. Starting Sunday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), the Discovery Channel launches Discovery Atlas, a show that takes you to a new country each week, starting with China. The high-definition cameras explore ancient traditions – such as the mask festival in Venice, Italy (left) – and profiles citizens in each nation.

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The concert gardner

Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is offering free classical music – featuring pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, and Chopin – from performances on its picturesque premises. Subscribe to The Concert podcast in iTunes or visit www.gardnermuseum.org/music/podcast/theconcert.asp.

Guitar-picker's pick

We don't know how long it has been around, but we cheered when Google led us to this guitar-tuning site. At www.710.com/reload/fun/tune.htm you just click the on-screen strings with your mouse and adjust your open strings to match the sampled sound of a Martin acoustic.

Haunted by classics

Horrors! Come see where Hollywood's love affair with the scary movie began with the release of the twin 1931 horror classics, "Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff, and "Dracula," starring Bela Lugosi (who never came out from the shadow of this role and was buried in his cape). Both are 75th-anniversary, two-disc sets with fancy featurettes, spiffy new sound, and commentaries.


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