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Alt.Latino
11:45 am
Thu January 10, 2013

This Week On Alt.Latino: Guest DJ Sandra Cisneros

Author Sandra Cisneros.
Jessica Fuentes Jessica Fuentes

Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 11:04 am

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All Songs Considered
10:03 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Song Premiere: The Besnard Lakes, 'People Of The Sticks'

Photographer: Richmond Lam

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 11:26 am

The Besnard Lakes have a new album coming out in April, and after hearing the song "People Of The Sticks," it's safe to say we're in for another soaringly gorgeous record from the Canadian rock group.

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All Songs Considered
9:01 am
Thu January 10, 2013

We Get Mail: A Father-Daughter Wedding Dance That Won't Make Everyone Gag

How do you pick a song for a father and daughter's wedding dance without spiraling into sappiness?
Lindsay Pierce via carolynhack/Flickr

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 2:25 pm

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Mountain Stage
5:07 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Grace Weber On Mountain Stage

Grace Weber.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Singer-songwriter Grace Weber makes her first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.V. Originally from Wauwatosa, Wisc., Weber began honing her soul-inflected pop voice at a young age by singing in local choirs. At 23, the recent NYU graduate has appeared on Harlem's famed Showtime at the Apollo, as well as at the Kennedy Center, at the Ella Awards and on The Today Show. In 2009, Weber was selected from hundreds of thousands of applicants to sing on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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The Record
4:33 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

An Under-The-Radar Albums Preview For 2013

Terri Walker (left) and Nicole Wray, whose album, Lady, will be out on March 11.
Sesse Lind Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 11:33 am

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World Cafe
4:32 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Scott Walker On World Cafe

Scott Walker.
Courtesy of the artist
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Deceptive Cadence
4:19 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Echoes Of 2012: A Classical Music Quiz

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Carnegie Hall.
Ramin Talaie NPR

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 11:50 am

While the new year is still fresh, let's take a look in the rearview mirror at some of the noteworthy happenings in the classical music world. Were you listening last year? See if you remember the big, and not-so-big, stories from 2012 in our quiz.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Favorite Sessions
4:03 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

KCRW Presents: Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius performs on KCRW.
KCRW

Atlas Genius, a project led by Aussie brothers Keith and Michael Jeffrey, has a pop sensibility that's hard to deny. "Trojans" caught my attention immediately, so we were thrilled to welcome the band in for a live session and get a preview of songs from its forthcoming full-length debut, When It Was Now.

Live in Concert
2:11 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

David Byrne & St. Vincent In Concert

Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 10:39 pm

Last year's collaboration between St. Vincent (Annie Clarke) and David Bryne was surprising on many levels. The album they wrote and recorded together, Love This Giant, is inspired and artful, if not as immediately accessible as some of the solo work each of them has made in the past. On stage, performed live at the Strathmore music hall in Bethesda, MD, the songs found their heart and soul.

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Music
12:35 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Thistle And Shamrock: What In The World

Afro Celt Sound System
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri January 18, 2013 10:12 am

Having joined hands around the globe to usher in the New Year, we'll circumnavigate the world of Celtic music with Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion.

Copyright 2013 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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