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For Elders With Dementia, Musical Awakenings

Social worker Dan Cohen works in nursing homes, hoping to transform the lives of residents — especially those experiencing dementia — by giving them iPods full of their favorite music.

Dick Clark, 'Bandstand' Host, Dies At 82

For more than 50 years, "the world's oldest teenager" was one of pop culture's most familiar figures.

Emeli Sande On World Cafe

Hear the U.K. soul singer perform soaring, dance-friendly songs from her debut album, Our Version of Events.

Jenny Scheinman's 'Mayhem' Hard To Pin Down

Scheinman's quartet features players raised on and accustomed to performing all kinds of music.

Levon Helm, Drummer For The Band, Is In The Final Stages Of Cancer

His family made the announcement on Helm's website. His distinctive vocals can be heard on classics such as "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."
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Shawn Colvin: "Diamond in the Rough"

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin describes her determination to make a life in music since the age of 10.


How That Tupac Hologram At Coachella Worked

A trick of light made the rapper, who has been dead for more than 15 years, the most talked about musician after the first weekend of this year's Coachella festival.