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Cam Penner Spins Road Stories On 'Gypsy Summer'

The songwriter grew up in a small Mennonite community in Canada, but skipped town at 18 to live on a commune in Chicago. His lyrics reflect a life spent wandering and connecting with strangers.

The Black Keys On World Cafe

The road-tested, Grammy-approved electric blues and roots duo puts its signature power on display.

Music In Holiday Concerts Thorny Subject For Public Schools

Music teachers are heroes, but their trickiest task might be picking songs for the winter concert.

Wilhelm Furtwangler: A Complex German Composer

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, but his legacy was affected by his decision to stay in Germany during WWII. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz looks at how Furtwangler is seen today.

Gary Numan On World Cafe

The British new-wave auteur performs experimental, fluid and energetic material from his new album, Dead Son Rising.
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Forty Years Of Washington Music: The Seldom Scene

A local bluegrass band is credited with transforming an entire genre of music in the Washington, D.C. area.