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In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In 1977, classical music virtually died in Pakistan when the government banned live concerts. Seven musicians are working to bring the art back, and a film premiering Saturday documents their quest.

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Singer Becca Stevens Had To 'Pull The Trigger' On Her New Album

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stevens says it was hard to let go of her quest for perfection. But after a long creative process, Perfect Animal ended up "exactly how it was meant to be."

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It's Thin, It's Plastic, It's Back: Flexi Discs Find New Fans

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In the '60s, the cheap music format was stocked in vending machines and embossed on cereal boxes. Now, magazines like Decibel and bands like Deerhoof are reviving the once-dead flexi disc.

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From the Top

Highlight Show: Recorded in Studio

Saturday, April 18, 2015

This week's highlights show features music and stories from the archives, including a young violist humorously listing the top 10 “Worst Things You Can Say After A Performance.”

Classics For Kids

Bohemian Music

Saturday, April 18, 2015

"La Boheme" is a famous opera, but Puccini wasn’t the only composer inspired by Bohemia. This week on Classics for Kids, you can hear Bohemian music written by many other composers.

New Sounds

Another Side of the Trumpet

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hear the trumpet used in new, nontraditional ways on this episode of New Sounds. 

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Movies on the Radio

Music for Planet Earth

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland presents rich, symphonic music from "Planet Earth," "Microcosmos" National Geographic specials and more.

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Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time

Friday, April 17, 2015

What's getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody's making new ones.

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All Things Considered

Bill Arhos, 'Austin City Limits' Founder, Dies At 80

Friday, April 17, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Terry Lickona, executive producer of Austin City Limits, about the life and legacy of the show's founder, Bill Arhos. Arhos died Saturday at 80.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Cokie Roberts, Kate Mulgrew, Kehinde Wiley, The Theremin!

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's favorite segment's from the week, in case you missed them! 
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Caroline Rose On Mountain Stage

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hear the singer blend folk, rockabilly, pop, rock and blues live onstage in West Virginia.

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PRI's The World

Rap legend Nas hunts for hip-hop culture across the globe

Friday, April 17, 2015

A new documentary called "Shake The Dust" explores break-dancing culture from Yemen to Colombia, and its director says the grassroots hip-hip scenes he found around the world may be truer to the genre's New York roots than anything else around.

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All Songs Plus One: Our Record Store Day Must-Haves

Friday, April 17, 2015

This week's mini podcast offers a ten-minute preview of some of the must-have releases for Record Store Day.

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Pitch

Reissue: Paintings To Sing

Friday, April 17, 2015

This is a reissue of one of our favorite episodes…

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Ginny Mancini On Song Travels

Friday, April 17, 2015

The singer and philanthropist shares stories of her career and her life with composer Henry Mancini.

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Henry Mancini On Piano Jazz

Friday, April 17, 2015

In a 1985 session, the composer, arranger and pianist plays "Days Of Wine And Roses" and other favorites.

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Viking's Choice: Pygmy Lush, 'On A Plain (Nirvana Cover)'

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pygmy Lush doesn't stray too far from the version of the song heard on MTV Unplugged. But then it brings the Crazy Horse-punk chaos.

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Celebrating Billie Holiday's Centennial With Cassandra Wilson

Friday, April 17, 2015

On a new album, one of today's top singers turns her blues, country and folk-tinged delivery on Holiday's songbook. Jazz Night catches Wilson live in concert, and catches up with key collaborators.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Jess Gowrie Of Happy Fangs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of fills handpicked by Jess Gowrie, drummer for the band Happy Fangs. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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Rosa Díaz: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 17, 2015

The singer's lyrics reflect deeply felt emotions in this sophisticated, passionate performance with cellist Daniel de Jesus.

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