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Paramore: Southern Pop-Punks Tackle 'Real Life Problems'

The Tennessee band's music was quickly pegged as "emo" — a melodic variant of punk that has its share of detractors. "Emo really stands for emotion," says singer Hayley Williams. "I don't think there's anything wrong with writing songs that are emotional."

Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist, who has been compared to Adele, swept critics after her TV debut. One said her voice seemed to make time stand still. This story aired originally on Morning Edition on Nov. 5, 2012.
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Paul McCartney To Perform At Nationals Park

The legendary musician will perform in Washington on July 12.


Jim James On World Cafe

The My Morning Jacket singer performs songs from the soulful Regions of Light and Sound of God, his first solo release under his own name, and discusses an accident that left him bedridden.
Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Night Of Opera

Christopher Zimmerman, Joni Henson, and Brennen Guillory will be performing a night of opera at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.


Rolling Stones To Return To Hyde Park After 44 Years

The Rolling Stones confirmed this week that they will perform in London's Hyde Park in July, 44 years after their last appearance there. The 1969 concert drew a 250,000 people and was tinged with sorrow, coming just two days after the death of the band's guitarist and founding member Brian Jones. Just before performing, Mick Jagger silenced the crowd and, in memory of Jones, read a stanza from Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem on Keats's death, "Adonais." This was a time when drugs and alcohol were beginning to take a heavy toll on rock stars and the concert has been called a defining moment in rock and roll.

Jessie Ware On World Cafe

The Londoner sings songs from her soulful debut, Devotion, and talks about taking center stage.