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.
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.
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.
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.
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