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A Skating Rink's 'Ribbon In The Sky'

As Tracy Flynn was led out onto the Central Park ice-skating rink, Stevie Wonder's song began to play.

Kathleen Edwards On World Cafe

Hear the Canadian singer perform dreamy, poetic and emotive songs from her new album, Voyageur.

The Chieftains: For 50 Years, Irish Music For The World

Over a long career, the Irish folk band has worked with almost everybody, just about everywhere.

The Ballad Of The Tearful: Why Some Songs Make You Cry

A musical device called an appoggiatura creates tension and emotions, says one musical psychologist. Also, "a good song allows us, the listeners, to walk through the songwriter or composer's thoughts and emotions as they wrote the song," says Dan Wilson, who co-wrote "Someone Like You" with Adele.

Igudesman And Joo: 'I Will Survive'

Finding inspiration from such classical comedic forefathers as Victor Borge and P.D.Q. Bach, violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo relish overturning traditional attitudes toward classical music. Watch their performance in NPR's studio.

A Diva Gets Her Due

The legendary singer Diana Ross was honored at Sunday's Grammys. This was Ross' first Grammy win in spite scoring a dozen nominations throughout her singing career. Host Michel Martin offers a tribute to her remarkable life and work.