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'White Christmas': A Concert With Rosemary Clooney

To celebrate Christmas, Fresh Air listens back to a concert given by the late singer and actress on Feb. 11, 1997. Clooney spoke then with Terry Gross about her childhood, being on the road as a young performer with her sister, and working with Bing Crosby and Billy Strayhorn.
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A Tribute To Marvin Gaye's Forgotten Classic

Motown legend Marvin Gaye composed the soundtrack for the film, Trouble Man. Critics say it's one of his finest works. To mark the film's 40th anniversary, Universal Music released a special edition album. In an encore presentation, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with saxophonist Trevor Lawrence and director Cameron Crowe.
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Pink Martini On World Cafe

The small orchestra is colorful and classy with a global sound. Its latest release, Joy to the World, features holiday music from a number of countries. Hear songs from the album, performed live.
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Pink Martini On World Cafe

The small orchestra is colorful and classy with a global sound. Its latest release, Joy to the World, features holiday music from a number of countries. Hear songs from the album, performed live.
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Storied Cajun Record Shop Is Going Out Of Business

Record shops have been closing across the country in recent years, victims of the digital music revolution. But the closing of Floyd's Record Shop in Ville Platte, La., is different. For 56 years, Floyd's hasn't just sold records, it has helped revitalize Cajun music. Floyd's is closing its doors for good on Christmas Eve.
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Ne-Yo On A Career Made Stronger By Missteps

The singer, who spent years behind the scenes crafting songs for other artists, says his transition from songwriter to performer was clumsy — but instructive.

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