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Taking Classical Off The Pedestal, Into Black Communities

Twenty-two years ago, bassist Rick Robinson became just the second African-American to join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. But at the end of this month, he's stepping away from his post in an effort to reach new audiences.
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K-Pop Blows Up: Korean Music Finds Fans Worldwide

Korean pop music groups turned a corner in 2011, expanding their audience worldwide, despite the language barrier. Two of the most popular bands are 21, whose music projects ideas of self-worth, and Girls' Generation, which has nine members.
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Songs To Annoy You This Holiday Season

Jim Nayder, host of The Annoying Music Show! on Chicago Public Radio, returns with a fresh batch of truly irksome holiday music.
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A Holiday Extravaganza From World Cafe

On a special Christmas-themed episode, Carole King, Scott Weiland, Jack Johnson and G. Love all perform live. Plus, World Cafe artists pick their favorite seasonal songs for the music mix.
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Songs Of Snow And Light

Jenn Hitt, host of Capital Americana on Bluegrass County, presents an hour of acoustic-focused seasonal musical celebration featuring songs of snow and light from a variety of musical disciplines.

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Singer Darrell Scott Reflects On His Father's Death

Country singer-songwriter Darrell Scott grew up performing with his father, Wayne. Last month, Darrell was in Texas in between gigs when he learned that his father had died in a car accident. Here, he reflects on his father's life and death, and reads a poem he wrote about his dad.

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