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Rhye: Men Of Mystery Find A Feminine Sound

Some lush and sexy music videos were all listeners knew of the the soulful pop duo — until recently. NPR's Celeste Headlee speaks with Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal as they prepare to release their debut album as Rhye.

David Bowie, Rock's Shape Shifter, Returns

After 10 years out of the public eye, the new album from Bowie, The Next Day, proves he's still a compelling pop star in today's music world.

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra On World Cafe

With a new album of instrumental arrangements, the innovative Roxy Music frontman re-imagines some of his classic songs through the prism of 1920s jazz.

Ben Goldberg's Variations: Two New Albums From A San Francisco Jazz Staple

Known for his work in New Klezmer Trio, clarinetist Ben Goldberg has just released two new albums for different quintets: Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues and Unfold Ordinary Mind.
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Singer/Songwriter, Author And Activist Carole King

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King on her decades-long career in music, her work for women’s rights and environmental advocacy.


Exiled From Iran, A Singer Makes The Case For Beauty

In the Islamic Republic, a woman is typically not allowed to sing solos in public unless she performs for an all-female audience and is accompanied by an all-female band. The Iranian singer known as Hani is pursuing her dream in Iraq.