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The Romantic (And Still Relevant) Sound Of Bolero

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the hosts of NPR Music's Alt. Latino share Latin love songs from a time-honored tradition.

Joe Cocker: The 'Hard Knock' Life Of A Singular Singer

Cocker has one of the most recognizable voices in rock. The British balladeer discusses old demons and a new album.

Why Would Lady Gaga Hang Around Lancaster, Pa.?

Pop star Lady Gaga has recently been spotted in Lancaster County, Pa. Guest host David Greene looks into the rumors of what she's up to.

Sharon Van Etten: Learning How To Rock

For Van Etten, her ever-evolving music has been a way to combat shyness and social anxiety.

Fresh Air Weekend: Baratunde, Stew, Leonard Cohen

The comedian and digital director of The Onion talks about his new book How To Be Black. Also, Stew takes us inside his latest album Making It and Ken Tucker reviews a new album by Leonard Cohen.

Ruthie Foster: Texas Gospel With A Worldly Touch

Born and raised in small-town Texas, Foster spent time in both New York and the U.S. Navy Band before settling back in Austin. Her new album, Let It Burn, features a mix of originals and covers, plus some stirring collaborations with The Blind Boys of Alabama.
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WAMU 88.5's Jerry Gray Dies At 78

Jerry Gray, longtime host and one of WAMU 88.5's most influential personalities, died Thursday at age 78.