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Pink Martini On World Cafe

The small orchestra is colorful and classy with a global sound. Its latest release, Joy to the World, features holiday music from a number of countries. Hear songs from the album, performed live.

Storied Cajun Record Shop Is Going Out Of Business

Record shops have been closing across the country in recent years, victims of the digital music revolution. But the closing of Floyd's Record Shop in Ville Platte, La., is different. For 56 years, Floyd's hasn't just sold records, it has helped revitalize Cajun music. Floyd's is closing its doors for good on Christmas Eve.

Ne-Yo On A Career Made Stronger By Missteps

The singer, who spent years behind the scenes crafting songs for other artists, says his transition from songwriter to performer was clumsy — but instructive.

In Toronto, An Ad-Hoc Choir Becomes A Community

Founded last year in the midst of a massive winter storm, Choir! Choir! Choir! is a singing group that opens its doors to anyone, meets once a week and tackles just about any pop song.

Ernie K-Doe: A One-Hit Weirdo's Rise, Fall And Redemption

In a life of wild ups and downs, the New Orleans musician managed to pierce the national consciousness in 1961 with the song "Mother-in-Law."

This Is What It Sounds Like When Two Women Cover Prince

SNL alumna Maya Rudolph and musician Gretchen Liberum co-lead the cover band Princess. The duo had its television debut, with some help from The Roots, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this fall.