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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.

How 'The Book Of Mormon' Cast Album Cracked The 'Billboard' Top 10

The South Park creators' musical broke cast recording sales records, thanks to fans and promotions.

Preston Lauterbach On World Cafe

In his new book, the author traces rock 'n' roll back to its historical germination on the Chitlin' Circuit.

Jeff Bridges On World Cafe

The actor's second record rides both the momentum and country twang of his 2009 film Crazy Heart.

A Look At The Latin Grammy Nominees

Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 broke records by getting 10 nominations. A flamenco singer was nominated for Best Tango. And earlier this year, the group in charge of the English language Grammys eliminated 31 categories, including Latin Jazz. Host Michel Martin speaks with Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras, the hosts of NPR Music's Alt-Latino podcast.