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Music From 'The Mistress Of Heartache'

Rachael Yamagata's deep and sultry voice tells stories of lost love and pain. Her songs have been heard on countless films and TV shows, like 'Grey's Anatomy' and '30 Rock.' Now Yamagata is out with her latest album, 'Chesapeake.' Host Michel Martin speaks with the singer-songwriter about her approach to music.

Blitzen Trapper On World Cafe

The Portland country-folk band showcases genre-spanning material from its recent American Goldwing.

The Roots: A Song Cycle For A Life Cycle

Do we need a hip-hop concept album in 2011? Yes, if it's as thoughtful and poignant as undun.

Tony Bennett On World Cafe

The legendary jazz singer has sung with some of the greatest performers in history. Here, he discusses the experience of working with a new crop of talent — including Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse — on his latest record, Duets II.

Remembering Larry Levan, 'The Jimi Hendrix Of Dance Music'

Danny Tenaglia and Justin Berkmann tell stories about Levan, widely fêted as the greatest DJ of all.

Thelonious Monk And More: 'Jazz Icons' On Screen

A new DVD set catches a rare solo Monk gig, plus sets by John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin and others.