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Harmony, Teenagers And 'The Complete Story Of Doo-Wop'

Street Corner Symphonies is a 15-volume year-by-year survey of doo-wop by scholar Bill Dahl.

Joe South, Of 'Games People Play' Fame, Dies

The singer, songwriter and guitarist also wrote (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden and played on seminal albums by Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel. But did you know he wrote Deep Purple's hit Hush?

Music Is Everywhere: John Cage At 100

Cage's most lasting influence may be in his ideas — about the boundaries between noise and music and the artistic freedom that comes from breaking the rules.

Melissa Etheridge On World Cafe

The best-selling folk-rock belter performs four songs from her 14th album, Fourth Street Feeling.
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Stephen Porter: The World Of Claude Debussy

American classical pianist Stephen Porter joins Diane to discuss the life and music of French composer Claude Debussy.


The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit'

One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song was inspired by a photograph of a lynching. But they might not realize that he's also tied to an iconic event in America's history.

Antibalas On World Cafe

The Afro-Cuban-inspired world-jazz ensemble is back with its first album in nearly five years.