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How A Mother's Battle With Alzheimer's Became An Album

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Brooke wrote and composed a critically-acclaimed one-woman musical about taking care of her ailing mother. Now, she's taking those songs and recording an album.

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Jonatha Brooke On World Cafe

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A folk-music veteran, Brooke pieces together powerful, emotional and intelligent songs. Currently on a national tour, she performs her songs in a session from World Cafe.

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