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Mel Brooks' office is lined with awards — he's in the elite EGOT club, having won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. Danny Hajek/NPR hide caption

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Mel Brooks Says It's His Job To 'Make Terrible Things Entertaining'

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Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite On World Cafe

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Meet Naia Izumi, The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

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Hop Along On World Cafe

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How Rhiannon Giddens Reconstructs Black Pain With The Banjo

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A decade ago, Laura Gibson kicked off the Tiny Desk concert series. Will Marsh/NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk Concerts At 10: How One Miserable Show Led To A Magical Concert Series

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Juliana Hatfield's puts her own spin Olivia Newton-John's 80s-era hits. David Doobinin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Juliana Hatfield Sings The Hits Of 'Old Friend' Olivia Newton-John

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Bearing Musical Witness To John B. McLemore, The Late Protagonist Of 'S-Town'

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Ballerinas of the New York City Ballet perform Serenade by George Balanchine at the Mariinsky theatre in St.Petersburg, July 30, 2003. AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shall We Dance: Balanchine Sets Tchaikovsky In Motion

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World Cafe Nashville: Brothers Osborne

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Monroe isn't shy about her accomplishments on Sparrow; the singer admits to blasting the album in her car. Hannah Burton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'I'm Gonna Listen To Myself Again': Ashley Monroe On Singing Through Pain

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'He Wants To Be Remembered': Tiny Desk Contestant Finds His Voice While Fighting ALS

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Erika Wennerstrom On World Cafe

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Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music this week, becoming the first non-classical or jazz artist to do so. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation hide caption

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Lord Huron's Vide Noir comes out April 20 via Whispering Pines/Republic Records. Pamela Littky/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'

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Superorganism On World Cafe

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Squirrel Nut Zippers On World Cafe

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Field Report On World Cafe

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The members of Orquesta Akokán hail from both Cuba and the U.S., assembled by vocalist and composer José "Pepito" Gómez. They recorded their debut album live to tape in just three days. Adrien H. Tillmann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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As Cuba Changes, Orquesta Akokán Revives The Golden Age Of Mambo

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