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Tuesday March 28, 2017 Oczy Mlody is the latest from The Flaming Lips , one of the most eccentric and experimental groups making music today. Frontman Wayne Coyne discusses the album with David Dye, plus more highlights from 25 years of World Cafe.

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A rebroadcast from our early-December visit to The Town Hall in New York City with Marcus Mumford, Corrine Bailey Rae, and Trevor Noah.

Join us on the radio, Saturday at 6pm .

Chuck Berry, the legendary musician who was one of the founders of rock and roll, died Saturday night at age 90. Almost immediately, the tributes started rolling in from some of the most famous names in music.

We started a tradition a couple years back where we invite musicians in Austin, Texas, during the SXSW music festival to sing us a lullaby.

Our transmitter needs to have its main power output tube replaced, and this weekend, WRUR will be operating from a backup transmitter while this process is occurring. Starting early Saturday morning, WRUR will be operating at reduced power, which will reduce its coverage area until the main transmitter is restored to full power. This is expected to be done by late Sunday afternoon, with a full restoration of 100% power by Monday morning, Our online stream at wrur.org will not be impacted. We apologize for this inconvenience, as we ensure more reliable transmitter operation of WRUR. 

 NPR Music is at it again with a call for unsigned musicians of all genres: Show us why you should perform in NPR Music's iconic Tiny Desk concert series by submitting an original video of you or your band playing behind a desk of your choosing. The winner of the Contest will secure a spot at the legendary performance space and a U.S. tour with NPR Music, fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell has died in Nashville at the age of 74. His wife, Jan, said through an intermediary that the legendary musician and songwriter had died Sunday in his sleep in Nashville.

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Poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died. He was 82.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HALLELUJAH")

LEONARD COHEN: (Singing) Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah...

A fixture in local radio and jazz programming has died.

Tom Hampson loved jazz since he was a teenager, and he kept that passion even after he chose the law as a career, becoming an attorney specializing in corporate law. He also hosted a weekly jazz show on WXXI for more than 30 years; it was originally called Mostly Jazz, and most recently has been known as Jazz from the Cellar.

He died this week at the age of 87, but had been recording the show in his home studio until just the last several weeks.

This week, we close out our fall run in Saint Paul with a broadcast from the famed Fitzgerald Theater. Bassist, singer, and composer Esperanza Spalding 

brings her genre-bending band to the Fitz stage for a few tunes sure to induce spontaneous dancing up and down Exchange Street, on both banks of the Mississippi River, and across the country; Dawes 

add their road-honed Southern California rock n' roll to help warm up a Minnesota fall that's suddenly turned chilly; and comedian and writer Aparna Nancherla

Catch it again Sunday at Noon on WXXI AM 1370.

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