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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.

Yann Tiersen On World Cafe

The French multi-instrumentalist discusses the challenge of connecting his music to visual art.

Fresh Air Remembers Traditional Music Legend Doc Watson

Doc Watson, who was called "a living national treasure" for his virtuoso flat-picking and his repertoire of traditional folk and bluegrass tunes, has died. He was 89. Fresh Air remembers the blind guitar and banjo player with excepts from a 1988 interview.

Self-Taught Folk Music Icon Doc Watson Dies At 89

Doc Watson was considered one of America's greatest musicians — as good a singer as he was a guitarist. Blind from the age of one, Watson taught himself to play primarily by listening to the records in his father's collection and to the other musicians in his North Carolina mountain community.

Doc Watson, Folk Music Icon, Dies At 89

The blind folk musician from North Carolina revolutionized not just how people play guitar but the way people around the world think about mountain music. He was 89 years old.