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Dayna Kurtz Thinks Of Music Like Antique Shopping

This month, musician Dayna Kurtz comes out with two new albums, American Standard and Secret Canon Vol. 1. This plan fits her style since she doesn't like to commit to any one genre. She even likens herself to a junk store sifter who finds beauty in things long lost. Kurtz sits down for a performance chat with guest host Viviana Hurtado.
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Joe Louis Walker On World Cafe

The legendary electric bluesman stops by to play soul-stirring songs from his new album, Hellfire.
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A DJ Kit You Can Take For A Spin — On Your Bike

With sensors that translate the motions of a bike — turning the handlebars, spinning the wheels, etc. — into customizable sounds, the Turntable Rider "is an epic bicycle accessory which converts a bicycle into a musical instrument," according to Cogoo, the company that created the device.
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Justin Townes Earle On World Cafe

Listen to the singer perform his Memphis-inspired songs full of captivating storytelling.
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Everybody Wants To Be A K-Pop Star

Groups like Girls' Generation and 2NE1 have turned South Korea into a global pop hot spot. A look inside auditions at one of the country's biggest pop factories.
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Bonnie Raitt's 'Slipstream': A Barnstorming Good Time

Slipstream is Raitt's first album since 2005's Souls Alike, and she's produced most of the tracks herself. Rock critic Ken Tucker says that this return to recording and her renewed control over her music has resulted in one of Raitt's finest albums.

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