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First Aid Kit On 'World Cafe: Next'

Popular in Europe and Australia, the Swedish folk duo is poised to capture more American hearts.

Dierks Bentley's 'Home' Is Full Of Country Struggles

Bentley has been releasing albums for a decade and has achieved substantial success. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the singer's latest album, Home, is an attempt to raise his profile to a new level, with mixed results.

Ruben Studdard Is Back, Singing Joy And Heartache

Nearly 10 years ago Ruben Studdard won American Idol. Since then he has released gold and platinum albums, but he's also had some personal ups and downs. Now he's putting the finishing touches on a new album, Letters from Birmingham. Host Michel Martin talks with Studdard.

Jazzercizing To 'It's Raining Men'? Hallelujah!

NPR's own Susan Stamberg explains why The Weather Girls' 1982 hit is her workout song of choice.

Laura Gibson: Tiny Desk Concert

Her gorgeous, whispery voice inspired the Tiny Desk Concerts series in 2008. Now, Laura Gibson returns with her band to perform four songs from her new album, La Grande.

Suzanne Ciani, Trailblazing Synth Musician, Looks Back

The electronic music pioneer has a new retrospective album out, featuring her commercial jingles and sound effects, as well as long-form piece.