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Antonio (Luke Ganalon) and Ultima (Miriam Colon) in the film Bless Me Ultima, based on the classic Chicano book of the same name.

Watch School's In Session: Guest DJ Actress Miriam Colon

February 28, 2013 – The Puerto Rican star stops by Alt.Latino to discuss her role in the new film Bless Me Ultima.


Calexico performed live for World Cafe in December.

Read Download: 20 Live Songs From World Cafe WXPN

February 28, 2013 – Download songs by Trey Anastasio, Beach House, alt-J and more, recorded live on World Cafe. WXPN

The Quebe Sisters Band performs on Mountain Stage.

Listen The Quebe Sisters Band On Mountain Stage

February 28, 2013 – The three fiddling sisters combine Western swing and jazz to form a sound of their own.


Gary's Electric Studio in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood.

Watch How A Studio Changes Your Sound

February 28, 2013 – One recording studio in Brooklyn made a big difference on the sounds of two recent albums.

Jimi Hendrix's new album, People, Hell and Angels, comes out March 5.

Read First Listen: Jimi Hendrix, 'People, Hell And Angels'

February 27, 2013 – These 12 previously unreleased recordings shine a spotlight on his considerable charisma.

Beatport's singles chart.

Read SFX Entertainment Buys Beatport

February 27, 2013 – The dance music store, blog and chart is the latest acquisition in SFX's dance music buying spree.

The Relatives.

Read The Relatives On World Cafe WXPN

February 27, 2013 – Forty years after forming, the gospel-funk quintet released its debut album, The Electric Word. WXPN


This little scamp has no say over the car stereo.

Watch With Kids In The Car, Who Controls The Stereo?

February 27, 2013 – When parents and kids can't find common musical ground, what can they listen to in the car?

Richard Thompson performs live at the All Things Considered studio.

Read Richard Thompson: The Acoustics Behind 'Electric'

February 27, 2013 – The songwriter talks about the importance of staying curious, and performs live in the studio.


Jessie Ware performs live on KCRW.

Watch KCRW Presents: Jessie Ware KCRW

February 27, 2013 – Watch the soulful U.K. pop star perform her new single, "If You're Never Gonna Move," live on KCRW. KCRW

Aretha Franklin became a star on the Atlantic record label after leaving Columbia.

Read Aretha Franklin Before Atlantic: The Columbia Years

February 27, 2013 – Before Franklin found her voice at Atlantic, she recorded less successfully for another label.


Remembering World-Renowned Classical Pianist Van Cliburn

February 27, 2013 – Renowned American classical pianist Van Cliburn died Feb. 27, 2013 at the age of 78.


U.S. pianist Van Cliburn in 1963.

Read Van Cliburn, Renowned American Concert Pianist, Dies

February 27, 2013 – Cliburn achieved recognition when he won a Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow during the Cold War.

Donal Lunny

Listen Thistle And Shamrock: Live And Kicking

February 27, 2013 – Live performances electrify this episode with Donal Lunny, Jim Malcolm, Skolvan, and Capercaillie.


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