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Daniel Rossen On World Cafe

Hear the Grizzly Bear member discuss and perform songs from his solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile.

Ben Howard On World Cafe

Hear quiet, meditative songs from the singer-songwriter's first full-length album, Every Kingdom.

Classical 'Rock Star' Bell Takes On Conducting

Joshua Bell, the onetime violin prodigy who grew into what some call a classical music rock star, has taken the helm of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. On his first tour with the group as both music director and conductor, he plays the violin while simultaneously conducting the orchestra.
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D.C.'s Savoy School Picked For President's Arts Program

Students at one D.C. elementary school will get intensive arts education as part of a highly selective program from the President's  Committe on the Arts and Humanities.


Remembering Bert Weedon, Guitar Teacher To Rock Stars (And Many More)

Weedon's guide to the basics of guitar playing was used by the young musicians who would become members of The Who and The Beatles.

Todd Snider: 'Stoner Fables' With A Layered Worldview

Snider is a singer-songwriter with a sharp sense of humor, as evidenced by the title of his new album, Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables. Rock critic Ken Tucker says that even Snider's most pessimistic songs have a sense of humor and energy that gives them an exhilarating spin.