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Chely Wright: From Nashville Star To Outcast Activist

As a child, country music singer Chely Wright prayed to God to take away her homosexuality. She moved to Nashville to pursue a music career, and became a star. A new documentary, Wish Me Away, follows her struggle to accept her sexuality and the fallout after she publicly announced she is gay.

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt On World Cafe

Hear the singer-songwriter play ukulele versions of songs from Love at the Bottom of the Sea.

Lamine Fellah On Finding Peace Through Music

Algerian-born musician Lamine Fellah blends reggae, Latin grooves, and African funk into a sound he calls a "global party." Fellah's father was killed during unrest in Algeria, and his lyrics cover topics like freedom, equality and tolerance. Fellah speaks with host Michel Martin about his family, career and recently released album Everyday Salama.
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D.C. Remembers, Honors Music Legend Chuck Brown

Mourners and fans of go-go music legend Chuck Brown gathered at the Washington Convention Center Thursday for a public memorial service honoring the late "Godfather of Go-Go."


Requiem For A Cabaret: The Oak Room Closes

One of New York's most loved cabaret spaces will not return after renovations. Singer Andrea Marcovicci was kind of a lifer at the Oak Room. For 25 years she performed there, surrounded by its burnished wood panels and ornate wall sconces.

A New Hip-Hop Recipe With A Familiar Sound

Solo rappers might be the norm, but one Los Angeles management company is hitting with a group.