Live in Concert
4:23 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

The Beach Boys In Concert

TUCSON, AZ - APRIL 24: Musicians Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Mike Love, David Marks and Bruce Johnston perform during the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Concert Tour at the Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater on April 24, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Moore/Getty Images)
Mike Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 5:18 pm

Back in early May, I went to the Beacon Theatre in New York City to see The Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour. I expected a decent show, but it was so much more than that: It was breathtaking.

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Mom And Dad's Record Collection
4:13 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

One Road Trip, One Novelist, One-Fifth Of The Decemberists

Siblings Colin Meloy, frontman of The Decemberists, and Maile Meloy, novelist.
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 6:32 pm

Two creative siblings — Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy and writer Maile Meloy — say a summer road trip they took with their mother in the early '80s was a memorable musical experience.

Maile, a fiction writer whose latest novel is The Apothecary, says repetition was partly responsible for lodging the sounds of the trip in her memory.

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Live Fridays From XPN
2:57 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Live Friday: Michael Kiwanuka In Concert

Michael Kiwanuka performs at World Cafe Live.
Joe Del Tufo WXPN

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 7:42 pm

Born in London to Ugandan parents, Michael Kiwanuka was brought up in a home from which music was largely absent. His first introduction to rock — Nirvana, Radiohead — arrived as he began to hang with the skater kids in his north London suburb during his early teenage years.

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World Cafe
2:49 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Sense Of Place: Ani DiFranco's Fresh Perspective On New Orleans

As part of the Roots of Music Program in New Orleans, kids have access to music education not provided in schools. Ani DiFranco sits on the Program's Board of Directors.
Bob Giardini

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 1:42 pm

This week, World Cafe invites listeners to discover the music of New Orleans with the series Sense of Place.

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Mountain Stage
2:38 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Sylvie Lewis On Mountain Stage

Sylvie Lewis.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 11:34 am

Singer-songwriter Sylvie Lewis makes her third appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Lewis is English by birth, but has made her home in Switzerland, Los Angeles, Boston and, lately, Rome. Her wanderlust imparts a worldly sophistication to her lyrics and voice, which call to mind sounds from another era.

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