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The Barr Brothers On World Cafe

After a series of serendipitous events led to its formation, the band released its debut album, which combines folk and delicate harp arrangements with a rock 'n' roll sensibility.

Active Child On World Cafe

Hear Pat Grossi create gorgeous arrangements out of harps, synths and his own ethereal voice.

Sallie Ford And The Sound Outside On World Cafe

Discover the sass and style of this Oregon band, led by Ford's sprightly, slightly retro energy.

Aretha Franklin Is Looking For The Next Great Star ... Of Opera

The Queen of Soul is looking for a prince or princess of Puccini in a new competition for opera singers. And she's the one judging.

Double-Blind Violin Test: Can You Pick The Strad?

Researchers presented a group of professional violinists with a set of violins and asked them to play and then determine — based on sound alone — which were made by the famed Italian violin-maker Stradivari and Guarneri. The results surprised everyone, including the pros themselves.