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The Memphis folk-pop band Star & Micey.

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January 14, 2013 – Hear two breezily catchy songs from the Memphis folk-pop trio's I Can't Wait EP on World Cafe: Next. WXPN


Today's World Cafe features interviews with Steve Cropper (second from left) and Booker T. Jones (third from left), both part of the Stax Records house band.

Read Steve Cropper And Booker T. Jones On World Cafe WXPN

January 14, 2013 – Listen to interviews with the guitarist and organist of Stax Records' legendary in-house band. WXPN


Isaac Hayes.

Read Isaac Hayes: Memphis Was 'Wonderfully Incestuous" WXPN

January 14, 2013 – Hear a 2003 interview with the late singer, part of World Cafe's "Sense of Place" series on Memphis. WXPN


The Stax Records recording studio in Memphis, Tenn.

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January 14, 2013 – Listen to interviews with Memphis author Robert Gordon and Stax Museum curator Levon Williams. WXPN


Justin Timberlake

Read Justin Timberlake Suits Up And Steps Out

January 14, 2013 – "Suit & Tie," Timberlake's first solo single in six years, is about looking good in the spotlight.

The Stax Music Academy in Memphis.

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January 14, 2013 – Watch a video tour of the famous Memphis academy and its affiliated Soulsville Charter School. WXPN

Black Prairie performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Nov. 9, 2012.

Watch Black Prairie: Tiny Desk Concert

January 14, 2013 – With members of The Decemberists, the band lends a snappy, lilting quality to songs of alienation.


The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters. From left: Eddie Palmieri, Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson. Not pictured: Lorraine Gordon.

Listen The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert WBGO

January 14, 2013 – Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Lorraine Gordon and Eddie Palmieri are recognized in New York. WBGO



A Musical Map Of Memphis WXPN

January 14, 2013 – Dig into an interactive map of Memphis, Tenn., which features loads of cultural destinations. WXPN

Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the ensemble made up of exciting young musicians from Israel, Palestine and across the Arab world.

Read Join Us In NYC For The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra And Daniel Barenboim

January 14, 2013 – On Jan. 29, we'll be presenting a very special concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge. You can join us.

Muthoni the Drummer Queen, aka The Bauss Lady.

Watch The Drummer Queen Who Runs Nairobi Dancefloors

January 14, 2013 – She and her plus one haul the nightlife into the day, flip-flopping languages and stalking the beat.

Patterson Hood

Watch Patterson Hood On Mountain Stage

January 14, 2013 – The Drive-By Truckers frontman performs songs from his early releases and his upcoming album.


Jose James' No Beginning No End will be released on Jan. 22.

Read First Listen: Jose James, 'No Beginning No End'

January 13, 2013 – James finds his own voice by paying deep attention to technique without compromising passion.

Widowspeak's new album, Almanac, comes out Jan. 22.

Read First Listen: Widowspeak, 'Almanac'

January 13, 2013 – Widowspeak is a fount of familiar sounds, but its music possesses a dreamy pop sound of its own.

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