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Family Band On World Cafe

The dark ambient-folk duo returns to the program to play songs from its second album, Grace & Lies.
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A Piano Prodigy Re-Learns A Long-Honed Skill

Ruth Antine began piano lessons when she was 7 years old, and 92 years later, she has hardly missed a day at the keys.


Bloc Party Gets Back To Basics

The British band's goal was simple: sound like four guys playing music in a room.

THEESatisfaction On World Cafe

The Seattle hip-hop duo's debut album is soulful in a spoken-word tradition, with West Coast flavor.

Dan Deacon On Computers, College And 'Electronic Music'

He is one of the few pop electronic dance musicians also consistently described as a composer.

Diamond Rugs On World Cafe

The supergroup, featuring members of Black Lips and Deer Tick, plays songs from its debut album.

Ben Powell: In The Footsteps Of Jazz Fiddle Royalty

The young Berklee-trained violinist dedicates his new album to the late legend Stephane Grappelli.

Skies Less-Than Friendly When Packing A Cello

Paul Katz bought two tickets — one for himself and one for his cello — in the cabin of a flight from Calgary to Los Angeles. But the captain told him his centuries-old cello had to fly as checked baggage. After an agonizing flight, Katz cried when the captain returned his cello, unharmed.