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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

'Sing The Truth" At Strathmore

"Sing the Truth" is a night of talented artists celebrating great singers of the past with passion and soul — and little of their own style as well.

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A Local Music History Lesson: The Fugazi Live Series (Rebroadcast)

Ian MacKaye, founding member of the D.C. band Fugazi, joins Kojo to talk about a new online archive of hundreds of the group's performances.


Rodriguez On World Cafe

The singer-songwriter achieved cult status in South Africa while remaining largely unknown in his hometown of Detroit. A quarter-century after Rodriguez had retreated from music altogether, two fans filmed a documentary trying to find the folk-rocker. He's since been discovered at last in the U.S.

Why Barry Manilow Loves Christmas Music

With Christmas looming, the pop legend — who has recorded three albums of Christmas music and just released a compilation of them, called The Classic Christmas Album — spoke with Morning Edition about the season.

Upended By Label Drama, Alex Clare Lands On His Feet

An Orthodox Jew, the singer-songwriter ran into trouble trying to tour in support of a major-label release without performing on the sabbath or high holy days. That and slow sales nearly killed Clare's career, but it got a reboot from an unlikely benefactor: Microsoft.

Dave Douglas: Jazz Hymns Honor A Dying Wish

The newest album by the trumpeter and composer features his arrangements of hymns that his mother, who recently died of ovarian cancer, asked him to perform at her funeral service.