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KT Tunstall On World Cafe

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The talented Scottish pop-rock star steps out of her comfort zone on her upcoming album, moving away from the pop sound and inching toward dance territory. Hear Tunstall's new sound in this WXPN studio session.

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LCD Soundsystem On World Cafe

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In a special installment of the show, James Murphy and his band take a break from their European festival tour for an in-studio performance in London, England. Listen to the session now.

LCD Soundsystem On World Cafe

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Bethany And Rufus: Not Her Father's Folk Music

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Bethany Yarrow, the daughter of folk legend Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), reinvents classic songs with cellist Rufus Cappadocia. Listen to a studio session from KPLU 88.5 in Seattle.

Bethany And Rufus: Not Her Father's Folk Music

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Gorillaz On World Cafe

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The group released its third studio album, Plastic Beach, earlier this year. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are the driving creative forces behind the cartoon-intensive group, and both are in the studio for an interview and performance of new Gorillaz tracks.

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Beach House On World Cafe

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Beach House formed in 2005 after a chance meeting between guitarist/keyboardist Alex Scally and vocalist/organist Victoria Legrand. The next year, the duo recorded a self-titled album, which came out to great critical acclaim. The band's latest, Teen Dream, expands on Beach House's hazy sound.

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Sara And Sean Watkins: Folk In The Family

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The Watkins siblings got their start in the popular bluegrass band Nickel Creek, which went on indefinite hiatus in 2007. Now, Sara is flourishing as a solo artist, while Sean is working with a number of acts. Together, they join Folk Alley's Jim Blum for a conversation and studio session.

Sara And Sean Watkins: Folk In The Family

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Jeff Beck On World Cafe

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Last year was big for Jeff Beck: He sold out a world tour and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He followed this success with a return to the studio to record a mix of rock and classical covers.

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Mumford And Sons On World Cafe

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After bonding over a shared affinity for country, bluegrass and folk music, Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane began collaborating in 2007, with an enthusiasm that helped land them at the forefront of London's underground folk scene.

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Puppini Sisters On World Cafe

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The neo-burlesque troupe treats host David Dye to some dolled-up Christmas carols.

Puppini Sisters On World Cafe

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Holiday Music

Piano Jazz Presents: Holiday Memories With Michael Feinstein

Hear a special episode of Piano Jazz with holiday favorites and surprises never heard on the program before. The pianist and singer Michael Feinstein, a consummate performer of the Great American Songbook, guest-hosts and plays a few numbers himself.

Piano Jazz Presents: Holiday Memories With Michael Feinstein

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