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DJ Betto Arcos Spins The Latest From Brazil

The host of KPFK's Global Village brings samba, reggae and more to weekends on All Things Considered.

Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements

At 24, Katie Crutchfield has already had multiple careers as a musician. She broke through last year with an aching, bare-bones solo album — but the follow-up, Cerulean Salt, has roots in her years playing underground punk shows.
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Alice Smith

We speak with the singer-songwriter about her new album, "She," and coming into her own as a musician.


Shake, Rattle And Rally: Code Songs Spurred Activism In Birmingham

In 1963, civil rights activists wanted to recruit more of the city's young people to the cause. The way to their hearts was often through DJs and music.

The-Dream On Why We All Need R&B

Terius Nash, better known as The-Dream, has written some of the most memorable recent pop hits, from Beyonce's "Single Ladies" to Rihanna's "Umbrella." But when he writes songs for himself, he makes R&B.

The Beatles' Defining Moment (Hint: It's Not 'Sgt. Pepper')

In 1963, the Fab Four recorded a series of sessions at the BBC, which author Colin Fleming argues are emblematic of the band they would become.

Terence Blanchard Turns A Tragic Champion Into An Opera Hero

The jazz composer's latest project is an opera based on the life of Emile Griffith, a gay boxer who became a world champion in the 1960s — at a price.
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Ocean City Boardwalk Musician Fights Noise Ordinance

A federal judge will decide the case concerning a boardwalk musician, noise and first amendment rights in Ocean City.