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Stephen Sondheim On Piano Jazz

The musical theater composer performs "Send in the Clowns" and more with host Marian McPartland.

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World Cafe

World Cafe: Looking Ahead To 2012

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On the last World Cafe before we ring in 2012, today's show looks back at a wonderful year of music and takes a peek at what's ahead.

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Adiós 2011: 8 Songs To Celebrate The End Of The Year

For our very last show of the year, we do what we do best: bring you great new music from across the Latin world.

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Clockwise from top left: Sleigh Bells, Stew, Sharon Van Etten, Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Music Articles

Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears: Barroom Blast

The young Austin band infuses a Robert Johnson blues classic with a rip-roaring rock edge.

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