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The Gabe Dixon Band: Keys to Success

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The Gabe Dixon Band mixes innovative sounds with energetic pop and rock. After having worked with big names such as Paul McCartney and Alison Krauss, frontman Gabe Dixon has been hailed as a keyboard master.

The Gabe Dixon Band in Studio on World Cafe - 05/31/2006

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World Cafe

John Stewart, a Folk-Music Forefather

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With an impressive 40 year music career, John Stewart is a true music veteran who is best known for songs like "Daydream Believer" and "Gold." His latest release, The Day the River Sang, is an exercise in minimalism. Each of his songs has deep meaning, including a poignant piano-laden tribute to New Orleans.

John Stewart in Studio on World Cafe - 05/30/2006

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The Raconteurs: A Stripe of a Different Color

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Each of the four members of The Raconteurs have already had successful musical enterprises outside of The Raconteurs, but one is undeniably more prominent than the others: Jack White hit stardom with The White Stripes.

The Raconteurs: A Stripe of a Different Color

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Las Rubias del Norte, Latina by Voice

The group Las Rubias del Norte is led by a pair of singers from Brooklyn who found inspiration in the songs of Tejana singer Lydia Mendoza and other music of South America.

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World Cafe

Candi Staton: Songs from a Soul Survivor

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Candi Staton is a soul music veteran with a stirring voice that can convey the weight of anguish and the joy of rapture. Her new album, His Hands, mixes R&B and country standards, several self-penned songs, and an unlikely collaboration with Will Oldham.

Candi Staton in Studio on World Cafe - 05/25/2006

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What Made Milwaukee Famous: On Their Way

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The Austin, Texas indie-rock group What Made Milwaukee Famous are redefining what can be accomplished for an unsigned band. A strong word-of-mouth reputation for their live shows coupled with the critical endorsement of many influential music blogs has positioned the band as one of 2006’s inevitable breakouts.

What Made Milwaukee Famous: On Their Way

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Beth Orton Returns to Form on Latest CD

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Beth Orton has been making her own brand of emotional, clean and poignant music for 10 years now. Her reputation has grown tremendously since her debut album, Trailer Park, was released. Her latest album is called Comfort of Strangers.

Beth Orton in Studio on World Cafe - 05/22/2006

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Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, a Genre Unto Themselves

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Bela Fleck and the Flecktones have been perfecting a dynamic hybrid of bluegrass, jazz and pop for over 15 years, and have practically created their own genre in the process.

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in Studio on World Cafe - 05/18/2006

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From the Top

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From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, is a weekly radio series that showcases the nation's most outstanding young classical musicians. Each one-hour program presents pre-collegiate musicians whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.

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World Cafe

Love Songs from a Bollywood Legend

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Star Bollywood vocalist Asha Bhosle reinterprets several classic ghazals on her latest album, Love Supreme. Using styles including lounge, pop, jazz and funk, she puts a modern spin on a 10th-century Persian poetic form.

Asha Bhosle in Studio on World Cafe - 05/17/2006

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