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July 18, 2006

Grammy Winner India.Arie to Perform Live and Take Listener Calls on NPR's Talk of the Nation Thursday, July 20, 2006

Arie Adds to the Eclectic Slate of Past Talk of the Nation Performance Chats Including Bonnie Raitt and Wilco

Washington, D.C. -- R&B artist and two-time Grammy Award winner India.Arie will perform and answer listeners' questions live on Talk of the Nation, NPR's national news-talk call-in program Thursday, July 20, 2006.

The second solo female act in Motown history to land a number one album, Arie is in Washington this week for a performance at Rock Creek Park's Carter Barron Amphitheatre this Friday. Talk of the Nation's Neal Conan will host Ms. Arie as she performs songs from her No. 1 best-selling new album, Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship and answer listeners' questions.

Talk of the Nation has featured an eclectic slate of musical performance chats including ones from Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Pat Metheny, Geoff Farina, Richie Havens, Andrew Bird, Sweet Honey in the Rock, The Aloha Boys and Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women.

For information on local stations and broadcast times for Talk of the Nation, visit www.NPR.org.