World Cafe WXPN in Philadelphia and host Talia Schlanger present interviews and performances with today's essential and emerging artists.

Lera Lynn (left) with John Paul White (right) performing at Lynn's record release concert in Nashville. Val Hoeppner/WMOT Roots Radio hide caption

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World Cafe: Lera Lynn Mini-Concert

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Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall in February 2012 in New York City. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption

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World Cafe Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin

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Death Cab For Cutie On World Cafe

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Jukebox The Ghost On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Liz Cooper & The Stampede

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Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets On World Cafe

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Jim Lauderdale On World Cafe

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serpentwithfeet On World Cafe

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Boz Scaggs On World Cafe

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World Cafe Nashville: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

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Members of the gospel group The Edwin Hawkins Singers pose for a portrait circa 1975. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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The Story Of Edwin Hawkins Singers' "Oh Happy Day" On World Cafe

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Stanley Clarke On World Cafe

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