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Mindy McCready, Whose Life Was A Country Song, Has Died

A hot-rod blonde with a high-drama life, the country singer hit fans and the music industry hard with a wide-open sob in her voice. She died Sunday at the age of 37.

Singer Emeli Sande Shares Her 'Version Of Events'

The Scottish singer-songwriter performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and her debut album Our Version of Events sold more copies than any other in the U.K last year. During an encore presentation, Emeli Sande performs for host Michel Martin and chats about her whirlwind success.

Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers

Rock writer Jonathan Cott met John Lennon in 1968 and formed a working relationship with him, as well as with Yoko Ono, that would span more than two decades. Cott was the last journalist to interview Lennon, just three days before the singer was killed.

Haitian Musicians Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends

It's been three years since the earthquake that wracked Haiti. In that time, the Caribbean nation has been hit by two hurricanes that have killed dozens more. Some of the country's musicians have been inspired by those crises to create new music — with the help of two U.S. producers.

Jonas Kaufmann On Wagner: 'It's Like A Drug Sometimes'

Described as the greatest living Wagnerian tenor, Kaufmann is using the Richard Wagner's bicentennial to reacquaint listeners with the controversial composer's work.

Bat For Lashes On World Cafe

Hear British multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan play songs from her latest album, The Haunted Man.