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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a passion for rhythmically free musical lines. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe

Judy Collins On World Cafe


The legendary singer-songwriter visits World Cafe Live to share songs and stories, including several new tunes from her latest album, Paradise.

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