World Cafe

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton: Soft and Warm

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The warmth and intimacy of a '70s singer/songwriter blends with jazzy, experimental pop.

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton in Studio on World Cafe - 01/31/2007

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Christopher O'Riley Interprets Nick Drake

Host Christopher O'Riley performs the introduction to Nick Drake's "Bryter Layter."

Christopher O'Riley Interprets Nick Drake

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World Cafe

Ron Sexsmith: Sweet Love Songs

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Armed with a passion to write better songs, Sexsmith has a new album titled Time Being.

Ron Sexsmith in Studio on World Cafe - 01/30/2007

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The Radiators: Time-Tested Swamp-Rock

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After three decades of blues, R&B, funk and rock fusion, the New Orleans band is an institution.

The Radiators in Studio on World Cafe - 01/26/2007

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8-Year-Old Can Finally Reach Pedals on Piano

Sarina Zhang hit a milestone this year: She finally grew tall enough to reach the piano pedals.

8-Year-Old Can Finally Reach Pedals on Piano

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Perseverance Pays Off for 10-Year-Old Guitarist

When you hear Timothy Callobre, 10, play classical guitar, you'll be astounded to find out that he's only been at it for a little more than two years. Tim knew he wanted to play guitar from the time he was 4 years old, but he doesn't remember what originally piqued his interest. "It just seemed fun," he remembers. He performs Villa Lobos' Choros No. 1.

Perseverance Pays Off for 10-Year-Old Guitarist

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Quartet Has Played Together for Three Years

"Gioco" means "playful" in Italian, which is why the Gioco String Quartet may be the perfect name for this lively crew of 11- to 13-year-olds. The group has been together for three years. They perform Stone's Second Miniature String Quartet.

Quartet Has Played Together for Three Years

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Flutist Belongs to a Musical Family

Helen McGarr, 12, has an older brother and sister, who both play musical instruments. She says she started playing music because she wanted to be more like them. She performs Frances Poulenc's Flute Sonata, 1st mvt.

Flutist Belongs to a Musical Family

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Host Chris O'Riley Performs

Host Christopher O'Riley performs a piece on the piano.

Host Chris O'Riley Performs

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Violinist Is Immune to Stage Fright

Unlike most young musicians, Eunice Kim, 12 never gets nervous before a performance. "I've never really had stage fright before," she says. "I really like playing in front of people, and when I play in front of a lot of people I think I actually play better." She performs Wieniawsky's Polonaise Brillante No. 1 in D Major.

Violinist Is Immune to Stage Fright

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