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10:47 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Latin Billboards Take Miami By Storm

Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 11:04 am

Some of the hottest artists in Latin music descend on Miami for the annual Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards. All week long, host Michel Martin checks in with Jasmine Garsd, co-host of NPR Music's Alt.Latino podcast, to find out which artists have pushed the boundaries of Latino music this year.

World Cafe
10:28 am
Mon April 23, 2012

World Cafe Looks Back: Uncle Tupelo's Family Tree

Uncle Tupelo at the Sapphire Supper Club in Orlando, Fla. Jeff Tweedy (second from left) went on to form Wilco, while Jay Farrar (second from right) created Son Volt.

Jim Leatherman

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe and revisited some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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Music Reviews
9:53 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Todd Snider: 'Stoner Fables' With A Layered Worldview

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 10:20 am

Todd Snider is, on one level, your average guitar-strumming singer-songwriter with varying amounts of musical accompaniment for songs he sings with mush-mouthed intimacy. But Snider, now in his mid-40s and impressively prolific, is also an exceptional singer-songwriter, able to set up scenes with quick, precise details.

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All Songs Considered Blog
9:41 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Fiona Apple Releases First New Song In Seven Years

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Originally published on Mon April 23, 2012 6:48 pm

Fans of Fiona Apple are accustomed to waiting for new songs. It's been seven years since 2005's Extraordinary Machine came out — an album that sat on the shelf for years before a grassroots Internet campaign convinced Apple and her label to finally put it out.

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Song Of The Day
6:03 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Ryan Shaw: Pure American Soul

Ryan Shaw covers 1967's "You Don't Know Nothing About Love" with tenderness and pyrotechnics.
Carol Friedman

Raised in the church and possessed of a honeyed tenor with a gritty underside, Ryan Shaw showcases his formidable vocal chops on Real Love, his forthcoming second album. With a veteran Hall & Oates producer at the helm, a lot of its cuts have that duo's smooth-and-sexy vibe. But in "You Don't Know Nothing About Love," the musicians climb into a time machine and head back to 1967.

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