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D.C.'s Last Full-Service Music Store Helps Customers Make Beautiful Music

Myrna Sislen is celebrating her tenth year as owner of Middle C Music, the District's only full-service music store.


Another Reason To Skip Sleep: Indian Classical Music

Tabla player Samir Chatterjee organizes annual concerts in New York City that last from early evening until dawn, with music specifically meant to be heard at certain times of day and night.

Patterson Hood On World Cafe

Drive-By Truckers' singer explains to World Cafe host David Dye why his new album was the "most intimate and personal record" of his career.

Russia's Medvedev Says Female Punk Rockers Should Go Free

Russia's No. 2 leader calls for band members sentenced last month to be released after three of them spent five months in jail awaiting trial.

Kelly Hogan On World Cafe

Hogan, who's sung backup for Neko Case, Andrew Bird and others, tells World Cafe host David Dye how she finally got her own record deal — and recruited more than 40 musicians to help with her new solo album, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain.

Bob Dylan's Baffling And Sometimes Beautiful 'Tempest'

Critic Ken Tucker says that some songs on Tempest sound less like concentrated efforts than outpourings of rambling thoughts; others are as precisely crafted as any Bob Dylan has written.