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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.

Tupac Reanimated At Coachella Music Festival

At the Coachella music festival last weekend, bands like the Black Keys and Radiohead were upstaged by a bit of special effects. During the Snoop Dog and Doctor Dre performance, a hologram of the long-deceased rapper Tupac Shakur appeared on stage, talking to the crowd, posing, and rapping. Host Audie Cornish talks with James Montgomery, Senior Editor and Rock Correspondent for MTV News about the show.

Kat Edmonson 'Just Wasn't Made For These Times'

While her mother worked long hours, musicals on VHS would entertain the singer when she was young.

Geographer On World Cafe

The glittery electronic pop-rock trio performs songs from its latest album, Myths, on today's show.

The Jazz Drummer Who Makes Music Out Of Everything

Han Bennink hears sonic possibilities in many objects beyond the typical drum set. The Dutch drum maestro, one of the leaders in European free jazz and free improvisation, joined Fresh Air for an in-studio interview and concert. Before he left, he drummed on virtually everything in the office.