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Carrie Underwood: Country's 'Good Girl' Goes Dark

The American Idol winner is now a superstar, tied with Reba McEntire for the most No. 1 singles by a female country artist. Her fourth album, Blown Away, is a little stormier than her previous work.

World Party's Karl Wallinger On World Cafe

Hear the venerated Welsh singer-songwriter perform songs from his new box set, titled Arkeology.

Marooned In L.A. For A Week, Coachella Bands Make Do

Playing in the massive music festival, which now spans two identical weekends, means agreeing not to book local shows in the intervening week.

Michael Kiwanuka On World Cafe

Hear the rising singer-songwriter play songs from his timeless new record, cover Jimi Hendrix and discuss his collaboration with The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach.

Howlin' Wolf: A Blues Legend With An Earthy Sound

Sam Phillips once referred to Howlin' Wolf's voice as "where the soul of man never dies." Phillips, who worked with dozens of great Memphis musicians, never changed his mind. Rock historian Ed Ward examines the evolution of Wolf's singular talent.
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Community Renews Commitment To Nearly Forgotten Island

Washingtonians are using bluegrass to bring attention to Kingman Island, a nearly-forgotten park in the middle of the Anacostia River.