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Composer and educator Michael Feinstein's new memoir is called The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs.

Read Michael Feinstein: What I Learned From The Gershwins

October 13, 2012 – The musician and educator spent six years as Ira Gershwin's cataloger and archivist.


The late John Tchicai (right) performs in London in 2010, with drummer Tony Marsh and bassist John Edwards.

Read Around The Jazz Internet: Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 – The late John Tchicai, plus jazz in Central Park, Gary Burton and Herbie Hancock's Martian rock.

Calexico performs at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, Del.

Listen Calexico In Concert WXPN

October 12, 2012 – The Arizona band celebrates the release of its new album, Algiers, with a stop at World Cafe. WXPN


Benoit & Sergio.

Read Song Premiere: Benoit & Sergio, 'Lipstick & Lace'

October 12, 2012 – The D.C. dance-pop duo keeps sharpening its knack for punching out melodic club tracks.


Divine Fits.

Read Divine Fits On World Cafe WXPN

October 12, 2012 – The band features members of Spoon, Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and New Bomb Turks. WXPN


Music Review: Ron Miles Trio's 'Quiver'

October 12, 2012 – Miles is considered one of the best jazz trumpeters.


Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin and Sabrina Elayne Carten as Blues Singer in the Cleveland Play House production of One Night with Janis Joplin.

Read A Celebration Of Janis Joplin And All Her Swagger

October 12, 2012 – Joplin's bluesy rasp is once again captivating fans, including the actress who plays her.


Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Schumann Of The Apes

October 12, 2012 – Fridays are funnier with a cartoon at noon from Deceptive Cadence.

South Korean rapper Psy performs his massive K-pop hit "Gangnam Style" live on NBC's "Today" show.

Watch Gangnam Style: Three Reasons K-Pop Is Taking Over The World

October 12, 2012 – The viral hit isn't a fluke. South Korea has been cultivating a global music business for decades.


Kaki King's latest album is called Glow.

Watch Kaki King: A Guitar Wizard Conjures New Colors

October 12, 2012 – King says her new album blossomed in the studio from solo guitar pieces into dense arrangements.



Watch First Watch: Astro, 'Colombo'

October 11, 2012 – The band's infectious joy is on display, along with its love of Chile's natural landscapes.

The band led by drummer Art Blakey (center) groomed more than 150 alumni members, including saxophonist Wayne Shorter and trumpeter Lee Morgan.

Read The 'Class Presidents' Of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers WFIU

October 11, 2012 – From the mid-'50s to 1990, the drummer's band became a finishing school for musicians. WFIU

Martha Redbone's new album is The Garden of Love: Songs of William Blake.

Read Blake's Poems, Reborn As Bluesy Folk Tunes, Burn Bright

October 11, 2012 – Martha Redbone sets 12 of William Blake's poems to music on her new album, The Garden of Love.


Patrick Watson (right).

Read Patrick Watson On World Cafe WXPN

October 11, 2012 – Watson makes music the way some directors make film: in three dimensions and with lots of emotion. WXPN


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