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Stephane Wrembel: Music As 'A Question Of Life And Death'

The French guitarist, whose playing can be heard throughout Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, discusses his new album and the enduring influence of Django Reinhardt.
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Metric: A Rock Band Declares Independence

The new album Synthetica is the second to be released by the group's own distribution company, Metric Music International. "There's one band at the center of that whole organization — and it's us," says lead singer Emily Haines.
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Beyond Barney: The Wild World Of Local Kids Music (Rebroadcast)

From "My Brother Threw Up On My Stuffed Toy Bunny" to the science-friendly "Echolocation," today's kids are rocking out to a lot more than "Old MacDonald Had A Farm." We've got music guaranteed to make everyone smile, from age 1 to 81.

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M. Ward On World Cafe

The indie-folk singer-songwriter performs songs from his new solo album, A Wasteland Companion.
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John Lydon On World Cafe

The legendary punk singer discusses his long career, from The Sex Pistols to Public Image Ltd.
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Tia Mowry Still Inspired By Wedding Song 'For You'

Tia Mowry is perhaps best known for her 1990s sitcom Sister, Sister. Now, she's all grown up and she came out earlier this spring with the book, Oh Baby! Pregnancy Tales and Advice from One Hot Mama to Another. For Tell Me More's series, "In Your Ear," actress and mom Tia Mowry talks about the music that inspires her.
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The Bajo Quinto: The Instrument That Will Not Go Gently

Almost 20 years ago, a young student at the National University of Mexico went in search of a very old instrument in the mountains of the southern state of Oaxaca. Today, Ruben Luengas has become a leading force in the revival of the bajo quinto and the music played on it.

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