World Cafe

Paolo Nutini: Star Power Personified

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With his model-esque good looks and unconventional voice, Nutini has a chance to be a superstar.

Paolo Nutini in Studio on World Cafe - 02/28/2007

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Fasttrack Trio Picks Up the Pace

Members of the Fasttrack Trio study music at the Music Institute of Chicago. The trio members came up with their name after a coach who was working with them said their playing wasn't at tempo. The trio performs Carl Czerny's Fantasia Concertante, Op. 256. This performance originally aired Oct. 11, 2006.

Fasttrack Trio Picks Up the Pace

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Mischief Follows Teen Violinist Wherever He Goes

Violinist Shawn Moore, 18, can often be found getting busted for busking on subways and in airports. He will attend Bard College next year where he plans to study music and either psychology or neuroscience. He performs Witold Lutoslawski's Subito. This performance originally aired Oct. 11, 2006.

Mischief Follows Teen Violinist Wherever He Goes

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Christopher O'Riley Performs Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones' "Prelude to Gravity," performed by host Christopher O'Riley. This performance originally aired Oct. 11, 2006.

Christopher O'Riley Performs Rickie Lee Jones

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Cellist Leaves Taiwan for U.S. Opportunities

Cellist Nan-Cheng Chen, 18, is from Taiwan, but is a full-time boarding student at Walnut Hill, an arts school in Natick, Mass. He performs David Popper's "Spinning Song." This performance originally aired Oct. 11, 2006.

Cellist Leaves Taiwan for U.S. Opportunities

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Pianist Finds Fresh Start in Wyoming

Pianist Dasom Kim, 16, lived in Seoul, Korea until 2002, when her family moved to the United States, settling in Laramie, Wyo. Dasom has become the leading young pianist in the state, winning the Wyoming MTNA competition three years in a row. She performs Sergei Rachmaninoff's Etudes Tableaux, Op.39, No.1 in C Minor. This performance originally aired Oct. 11, 2006.

Pianist Finds Fresh Start in Wyoming

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Elgin Youth Symphony Takes the Stage

Ninety-five members of the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra take to the stage to play "An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise" by Peter Maxwell Davies. The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra of Elgin, Ill., is conducted by Randal Swiggum. This performance originally aired Oct. 11, 2006.

Elgin Youth Symphony Takes the Stage

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World Cafe

Cold War Kids: From Mellow to Reckless

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A closer listen reveals the intricacy that gives the California band its distinctive sound.

Cold War Kids in Studio on World Cafe - 02/26/2007

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Kristin Hersh: Accessible and Off-Kilter

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Hersh's hushed acoustic balladry, folk, and full-on rock are all balanced by her pop instincts.

Kristin Hersh in Studio on World Cafe - 02/21/2007

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