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Jason Kao Hwang: From The Blues To China And Back

The violinist attempts to mix jazz, classical and traditional Chinese music with his octet on Burning Bridge.

Songwriter Paloma Faith's 'Fall To Grace'

The half-Spanish, half-English musician is known for her eclectic style — quite possibly a result of her time working as a magician's assistant and burlesque dancer.

Piney Gir: From 'The Muppets' To 'Geronimo'

What do you do if you're an aspiring drummer and someone steals your drum set? If you're Piney Gir, you become a singer. The art-rock performer pays homage to an iconic Native American while channeling '60s pop music on her newest album.

Beatles Demo Tape Up For Auction

On News Year's Day in 1962, The Beatles cut a demo tape for Decca Records, but the label said no thanks. A copy of that audition tape is going up for public auction next week. But some questions are being raised about the authenticity of the recording. Audie Cornish talks with Ted Owen of Fame Bureau, which is running the auction.

Missy Mazzoli: A New Opera And New Attitude For Classical Music

The young composer from Brooklyn battles stereotypes in classical music with her DIY aesthetic, her penchant for blending genres, and her new opera, Song from the Uproar, based on the early 20th-century adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt.

Ben Folds Five On World Cafe

The wildly popular pianist and his re-formed band join host David Dye for a four-song set in the World Cafe studio.