Studio SessionsMusicians perform and discuss their work in the studios of NPR and NPR Music station partners. Live music sessions, interviews, and the best new songs in rock, pop, folk, classical, jazz, blues, urban, and world music. Watch video sessions.
Stephen Sondheim in 1974, the year after the premiere of his A Little Night Music, which includes "Send in the Clowns."
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The Grammy-winning group has been inspiring listeners for decades. In a performance chat with host Michel Martin, band members discuss their anniversary CD, which focuses on reconciliation and healing.
Adele may be the hottest singer in the world at the moment and that's all because of her latest album, 21, which debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. album charts. Hear the now 22-year-old chat with World Cafe host David Dye and perform songs from her award-winning albums.
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The Joy Formidable, seen here at NPR Music's South by Southwest party, gave one of the best World Cafe performances of 2011.
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Dozens of new bands stopped by WXPN's Philadelphia studios in 2011, and World Cafe host David Dye witnessed them all. Hear the host's top five performances by emerging artists and download a song from each session.
Dawes performs live on today's World Cafe.
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In the two decades since her platinum breakthrough Little Earthquakes, the eight-time Grammy nominee has released 11 more studio albums and turned out hits in a range of genres. Amos' new record, Night of Hunters, features a new voice: her daughter's. Watch and hear a studio performance.