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The 'Singing Sound' Of Saxophonist Charles Lloyd

Lloyd led a jazz quartet into The Fillmore, San Francisco's legendary rock venue, in the 1960s. He backed Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King and hit the road with The Beach Boys. The charismatic musician is 75 this week.

Lady: Two Soul Stalwarts Find A New Groove Together

R&B singers Nicole Wray and Terri Walker both had promising starts to their careers more than a decade ago, but neither became a household name. Now they've teamed up and traded in slick, hip-hop influenced styles for a decidedly throwback feel.

Gangsta Rap Swap Meet Proprietor Wan Joon Kim Has Died

Kim sold some of the earliest work of DJ Quik, Dr. Dre and Eazy-E in the mid-1980s, when few knew them and fewer stores would sell their music.
WAMU 88.5 presents an Irish music special in recognition of St. Patrick's Day, hosted by Dick Spottswood.
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'Three Little Birds': Bringing Bob Marley To The Theatrical Stage

Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Center will sweep audiences to Jamaica this spring, as it presents Three Little Birds: a world-premiere musical combining Bob Marley's music with his daughter's children's book of the same name.


2013 SXSW Standouts

Musicians from all over the world are bringing their talents to the South by Southwest festival in Austin. Host Michel Martin gets a taste of the standouts. She speaks with Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreas, the hosts of NPR's Alt Latino Podcast.
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Irish Music

Kojo explores the legacy of traditional Irish music in modern America and why it still resonates with so many people without Irish heritage.