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Hanni El Khatib: Hoop Dreams

The singer's career got a bump when Nike featured one of his songs, a rip-roaring cover of a Funkadelic classic, in a high-profile commercial.

Nashville Schools Rock Music Education

When many public schools are cutting back on arts education, schools in Nashville are expanding their music departments and offering classes in country, rock and rap. Host Scott Simon reflects.

Lindsey Buckingham: A Time To Every Purpose

The Fleetwood Mac singer says his solo work is like painting, while band work is like moviemaking.

How Pearl Jam Stayed Alive

In the early 1990s, director Cameron Crowe went out to Seattle just as the band was starting out. What followed is chronicled in Crowe's new documentary, Pearl Jam 20. Crowe and longtime band manager Kelly Curtis talk about what has kept the grunge godfathers kicking for so long.

Nick Lowe On World Cafe

The mainstay of English songwriting performs cuts off his recent album, The Old Magic, as well as some old favorites.

Jon Hendricks: The Father Of Vocalese At 90

Hendricks puts words to jazz in insanely complex vocal arrangements of instrumental solos.