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Thursday, March 15, 2012

'Reel Around The Shamrock' at Strathmore

Join Eileen Ivers, the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin," in a celebration of St. Patrick's Day, taking place at Strathmore March 15.


Life's Common Things At Heart Of K'Jon's R&B Music

Ahead of Tell Me More's Tuesday broadcast from Detroit, the program highlights one of the city's very own — singer and songwriter K'Jon. His 2009 song, 'On the Ocean,' set the record for the longest run on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his hometown, career and upcoming album.

Stew: 'Making It' After A Tough Breakup

Stew's new album Making It is, in part, about his relationship with his ex-girlfriend and songwriting partner, Heidi Rodewald. The two musicians, who continue to work together professionally, also collaborated on the 2008 Tony-winning musical Passing Strange.

Air: Scoring A Cinematic Marvel, 100 Years Later

The duo wrote original music for a sparkling new restoration of Le Voyage Dans La Lune, Georges Melies' groundbreaking science-fiction film.

Seal: Finding The 'Soul' Behind The Song

The British singer's new album, Soul 2, is a collection of reimagined R&B classics from the 1960s and '70s. He says, however, that his personal definition of soul has less to do with genre than with a songwriter's intent.

Shredding To Metallica, Dancing To 'Jump'

Olympic skier Daron Rahlves and two NPR listeners share the songs that remind them of winter sports.