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JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound On World Cafe

Hear the group bring '70s soul music into the present day with infectious, toe-tapping vigor.

Lana Del Rey: The Self-Made Pop Star As Target

Rock critic Ken Tucker says questions of identity and authenticity have come to dominate heated discussions of the singer-songwriter's music.

Starr Soldiers On With 'Ringo 2012'

The prolific ex-Beatle discusses songwriting, marriage and his 17th solo album, released earlier this week.

Why Don Cornelius Matters

The host and creator of the long-running TV show Soul Train died Wednesday morning. His show proved a truism about America and race that so few people, even today, understand: Black culture, expressed in undiluted form and unapologetically, will by virtue become accepted by the American mainstream.

Centro-Matic On World Cafe

Hear the Texas band perform playful and dynamic, country-infused rock live in the studio.

'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dies At 75

The host and executive producer of the long-running show died Wednesday morning.