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World Cafe

World Cafe's 2015 Music Preview

NPR Music's own Ann Powers is looking forward to lots of new music in 2015, including a new release from Oklahoma rock and roller JD McPherson.

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The Record

Grind And Shine: Shabazz Palaces And THEESatisfaction

We sat down with the city's most enigmatic groups in Capitol Hill, the hub of Seattle nightlife.

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