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Busking In Lansing, To Rave Reviews

Take a walk through this Michigan college town, and you'll probably see Alexis Dawdy and her violin.

Marian McPartland's Storied Life, Told 'In Good Time'

The jazz pianist and longtime host of NPR's Piano Jazz tells her story in a new documentary full of archival footage, family photos and interviews.

Best Coast On World Cafe

The California duo returns with its second album, the effervescent international hit The Only Place.

Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

The rock legend played in punk bands for years, then became a versatile singer-songwriter.

Laughing To Keep From Crying: A Comic Novel About Copyright Law

Intellectual property and penalties for infringement have been fertile ground for writer Rob Reid.

Lianne La Havas: A Cool Antidote For Late Summer's Heat

Critic Tom Moon says the chilly moodiness of La Havas' tracks sets the young British singer apart. Her debut has perhaps too many songs about heartbreak, but in the best ones, she sounds almost shattered.