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Ole Miss. Homecoming Queen Rocks Out

Courtney Pearson made history when she became the first black homecoming queen at the University of Mississippi. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, she shares the songs that inspired her to go after the crown.

Isaac Hayes On World Cafe

In 2003, David Dye interviewed Stax Records' best-selling artist, the late Isaac Hayes of Shaft fame. As part of this week's "Sense of Place" series on Memphis, Tenn., hear the Hayes interview in its entirety.

Stax Records On World Cafe

In the first stop from World Cafe's Sense of Place series on Memphis, Tenn., David Dye speaks with It Came From Memphis author Robert Gordon and Stax Museum curator Levon Williams.

A Married Duo Chases The Dream, Toddlers In Tow

In an industry where more and more artists must take responsibility for promoting their albums and booking their tours, the problems for Big Harp are compounded by the fact its two key members are married — and recent parents.

Naxos: The Little Record Label That Could (And Did)

In the past 25 years, Naxos Records has gone from an oddball industry joke to a leading label and innovative distributor of classical music.

Out Of A Cult, Into The World: Owens' Transformation

After Christopher Owens fled the cult he grew up in, he used his musical talent to launch a career. His band, Girls, was an arena-touring success. Now his first solo album, Lysandre, is a reflection on that experience.