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Elina Duni: Love, Lust And Albanian Folk Songs

On Matane Malit, the singer and her group offers a transfixing balance of old and new, laying expansive instrumentation over traditional Albanian folk melodies.

Gary Clark Jr.: A Raucous Blues Shout

On Blak and Blu, you can hear the roar in Clark's blues guitar. But critic Ken Tucker says Clark remains a work in progress.
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Laurie Rubin: "Do You Dream in Color? Insights From A Girl Without Sight"

Laurie Rubin is a mezzo-soprano opera singer, an author and a jewelry designer. She is also blind. She gives the answer to the question people ask her most: Do you dream in color?


Philadelphia Orchestra Reboots With New Music Director

The world-renowned orchestra is revitalized with the addition of 37-year-old music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He brings a youthful energy to the organization, which is just coming out of bankruptcy.

ABC's Kimmel To Compete Against Late-Night Kings

Huge changes are coming to the world of late-night TV: ABC's Jimmy Kimmel is getting a better time slot, comedian Arsenio Hall will host a show again and NBC's Jay Leno took a pay cut to avoid further layoffs. Kimmel will compete against Leno and David Letterman.

Dwight Yoakam On World Cafe

The country-music veteran is back with a new album called 3 Pears. Hear Yoakam perform four songs at WXPN's studios in Philadelphia and sit down for an extended interview with World Cafe host David Dye.

K'Naan Brings Down Walls On 'Country, God Or The Girl'

The Somali-born rapper rose to global fame when his song "Wavin' Flag" became the unofficial anthem of the World Cup in South Africa and a No. 1 hit in 18 countries. On his latest album, K'Naan remains a versatile and powerful songwriter.