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Jamie Drake On World Cafe

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Tiny Desk Unit - 9:30 Club circa 1980 (Michael Barron, Terry Baker, Susan Mumford, Lorenzo "Pee Wee" Jones, Bob Boilen Mark Gulezian/Mark Gulezian hide caption

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The Airborne Toxic Event On World Cafe

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Rob Zabrecky On World Cafe

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JEMS performs in front of a live audience at Hollywood's famed club, Hotel Cafe. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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JEMS on World Cafe

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The War On Drugs On World Cafe

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Sparks On World Cafe

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Liz Phair performs live for World Cafe at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in Los Angeles, Calif. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Liz Phair on World Cafe

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Ethan Gruska performs live at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles for World Cafe. Kimberly Junod/WXPN hide caption

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Ethan Gruska On World Cafe

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Jason Isbell performs at the To Nashville, With Love Benefit Concert on March 9. Amy Harris/AP hide caption

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Ann Powers on World Cafe Nashville

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Hamilton Leithauser on World Cafe

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Mandy Moore On World Cafe

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Little Richard, The 'King And Queen' Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 87

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Zane Lowe On World Cafe

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