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Nils Lofgren On World Cafe

Hear the rocker perform gritty and nostalgic songs from his new album, Old School, on today's show.

Behind The Glamour, GRAMMY Controversy Brewing

During this Sunday's GRAMMY Awards, genres such as Native American, Hawaiian and Cajun music are merged into one category. The decision has caused some backlash with charges of racism and exclusion. Host Michel Martin discusses the decision with Felix Contreras, a reporter for NPR's Arts Desk and co-host of NPR Music's Alt.Latino podcast.
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A Piano Prodigy Re-Learns A Long-Honed Skill

Ruth Antine has been playing the piano for 92 years - and still gives concerts at her Bethesda retirement home.

Get To Know The Song Of The Year Nominees: Mumford And Sons' 'The Cave'

The band's performance during last year's Grammy Awards show gave the song a second life.

A Ballet Dancer's Workout Music? Classical, Of Course

Jared Angle, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, says he loves to listen to Prokofiev, Handel and Philip Glass when he's working out.

On 'Karimba,' Peruvian Band Melds World Sounds

The band Novalima is undeniably Peruvian, but the music on their new album Karimba is infused with sounds from around the world including dub, salsa and club music.

In Russia, Punk-Rock Riot Girls Rage Against Putin

Anti-government protests in Russia are taking many forms — one of the latest is a feminist collective's performance in Red Square of a song criticizing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The guerrilla group says it plans more exploits before March's presidential elections.