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Howlin' Wolf: A Blues Legend With An Earthy Sound

Sam Phillips once referred to Howlin' Wolf's voice as "where the soul of man never dies." Phillips, who worked with dozens of great Memphis musicians, never changed his mind. Rock historian Ed Ward examines the evolution of Wolf's singular talent.
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Community Renews Commitment To Nearly Forgotten Island

Washingtonians are using bluegrass to bring attention to Kingman Island, a nearly-forgotten park in the middle of the Anacostia River.


The Sound Man Behind The Soul Of The Nation's Capital

Producer Robert Williams and his studio Red, Black and Green Productions were behind some of Washington's biggest R&B hits in the 1970s.

Daniel Rossen On World Cafe

Hear the Grizzly Bear member discuss and perform songs from his solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile.

Ben Howard On World Cafe

Hear quiet, meditative songs from the singer-songwriter's first full-length album, Every Kingdom.

Classical 'Rock Star' Bell Takes On Conducting

Joshua Bell, the onetime violin prodigy who grew into what some call a classical music rock star, has taken the helm of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. On his first tour with the group as both music director and conductor, he plays the violin while simultaneously conducting the orchestra.
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D.C.'s Savoy School Picked For President's Arts Program

Students at one D.C. elementary school will get intensive arts education as part of a highly selective program from the President's  Committe on the Arts and Humanities.