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Live Saturday, January 27th at 10am: STEPHANE WREMBEL

One of France's -- in fact the world's -- best Gypsy jazz guitarists comes back to our area for the 9th annual Django Reinhardt Birthday Party at The Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday. Join Roland during "Jazz and Beyond" for a visit from Stephane Wrembel with his rhythm guitarist Thor Jensen.

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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2018 Lineup

BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL REVEALS 2018 LINEUP EXTRAORDINARY BILL INCLUDES EMINEM, THE KILLERS, MUSE AND MANY MORE 17TH ANNUAL EVENT SET FOR JUNE 7-10 IN MANCHESTER, TN TICKETS ON SALE NOW EXCLUSIVELY VIA BONNAROO.COM "Bonnaroo is, for more than a few, a social experiment in lifting up the potential of community, a structured instance of humans coming together and loving themselves and their neighbors to the best of their ability. It's a four-day-long practice in empathy and hope and...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, January 22

Grayson Capps – Scartlett Roses

Tuesday, January 23

Chris Smither – Call Me Lucky

Wednesday, January 24

Steep Canyon Rangers – Out in the Open (with Woody Platt & Graham Sharp joining Scotty!)

Thursday, January 25

Mark Erelli – Mixtape

STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, January 25: Bette Smith – Jetlagger

A neo-Soul/R&B renaissance is in full swing these days! For fans of Macy Gray, Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples…

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One day after dozens of people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks aimed at Shiites, there's been another deadly explosion in Afghanistan:

With his government embroiled in controversy over a memo that many in Pakistan view as potentially treasonous, President Asif Ali Zardari's sudden departure for medical treatment in Dubai has "people [here] questioning the timing" and wondering if Zardari might be about to step down, NPR's Corey Flintoff reported this morning from Islamabad.

"We don't kill our people ... no government in the world kills its people, unless it's led by a crazy person."

So says Syrian President Bashar Assad to ABC News Barbara Walters in an interview that's airing across several of the network's shows today.

Pushing back against reports from the United Nations and witnesses in several Syrian cities, Assad denied that his security forces have killed thousands of civilians.

Tony Bennett On World Cafe

Dec 6, 2011

With more than 70 albums and 15 Grammys to his name, Tony Bennett is not just a staple of contemporary jazz music — he's a legend. His signature sound has evolved into just the right mix of jazz and pop, influenced by greats such as Al Jolson and Louis Armstrong.

Today it is widely understood that slavery is a stain on American history — indelible and regrettable. But on the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, a new issue of The Atlantic magazine reaches back to a time when this matter wasn't yet settled, and monumental questions were still up in the air: Would slavery continue? Would America remain united?

The Zombies On World Cafe

Dec 5, 2011

In the 1960s, the Zombies enjoyed success as one of the most popular bands of the British Invasion, releasing the enduring and beloved hits "Time of the Season," "Tell Her No" and "She's Not There." Although the group initially split amicably in 1968, the Zombies returned to making music in various incarnations in the early '90s. This year, two of its founding members, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, released Breathe Out, Breathe In, which the veteran musicians say is the first album that makes them feel truly together again as a band.

tUnE-yArDs On World Cafe

Nov 23, 2011

Merrill Garbus, the woman behind tUnE-yArDs, began as a solo act, and her talent practically explodes out of every performance. She commands any space, especially from behind a set-up of a tom and snare drum, a ukulele, and her bare feet atop the loop pedals from which she builds her compositions. Every sound that Garbus weaves into her songs is so deliberately placed that "experimental" seems too nonchalant a word.

First of two stories, which are part of an ongoing series on obesity in America. The first part begins in August as students start their weight-loss journey at Wellspring Academy, a boarding school in Brevard, N.C. The second checks in with the students a few months later.

Today's show features live performances from some of our favorite World Cafe artists, straight from our 20th-anniversary celebration concerts.

T-Bone Burnett On World Cafe

Oct 31, 2011

Legendary singer-songwriter and folk-rock pioneer T-Bone Burnett is known for his captivating solo material, but also for his role as a legendary producer of records by everyone from Roy Orbison to actor Jeff Bridges. In a new interview on World Cafe, Burnett sits down with host David Dye to reflect on some of his most famous projects.

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