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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.

Betty Wright On World Cafe

Hear the singer perform boldly sensual soul songs from her 17th album, Betty Wright: The Movie.

Alabama Shakes On World Cafe

Hear the rock 'n' roll quartet perform its enthusiastic, soulful songs live in the studio.