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Levon Helm, Drummer And Singer In The Band, Dies

Helm played superpowered, shifting backbeats, helped Bob Dylan go electric and sang some of The Band's biggest hits, including "The Weight" and "Up On Cripple Creek." He was 71 years old.
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Grimes On World Cafe

Hear the Canadian singer, whose recent album Visions has been described as "cyborg pop," perform her unique electronic songs in the studio.
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For Rashida Jolley, A Harp To Make More Than Music

Singer-songwriter Rashida Jolley uses the harp to accompany her fusion of pop, hip-hop, R&B and classical music. The Washington native's debut album is called Tales of My Heart. She shares her music and her musical inspirations with host Michel Martin.
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From Dominican Roots, Bachata Is Here To Stay

During the last 20 years, bachata has risen from the back country of the Dominican Republic to take its place next to salsa in concert halls. Milo Miles considers bachata's humble beginnings and the continuing appeal of its simpler side.
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Dick Clark, America's Oldest Teenager, Dies At 82

American Bandstand host Dick Clark died in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, at the age of 82. He had been in fragile health since suffering a major stroke several years ago. Besides Bandstand and New Years Rockin' Eve, Clark also produced several successful games shows and award shows.
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Anoushka Shankar: A Sitar Player In Andalusia

On her new album, Traveller, Shankar goes back in time to make connections between India and Spain.

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