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Want to see band from the area that entered NPRMusic's Tiny Desk contest? In no particular order, The Mighty High & Dry, Passive Agressives Anonymous, Multibird, Susana Rose, Old Deer Ensemble, Left-handed 2nd Baseman, The Transindental KARMAcist+1, and more... Check them out at http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/browse-2018/?location=rochester,%20ny

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Want to see band from the area that entered NPRMusic's Tiny Desk contest? In no particular order, The Mighty High & Dry, Passive Agressives Anonymous, Multibird, Susana Rose, Old Deer Ensemble, Left-handed 2nd Baseman, The Transindental KARMAcist+1, and more...

Check them out at http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/browse-2018/?location=rochester,%20ny

NPR Music is once again asking unknown bands and musicians across the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest will be sponsored for the fourth year by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and the winner will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S.

Since 1991, Sundays at 6PM have been greeted with the presentation of jazz standards by Ruth Elaine, a volunteer host on WRUR. Through the years, Sunday Session has developed a following, with dedicated listeners tuning in for the program. After 26 years, Ruth Elaine has decided to retire her program. She wishes her listeners well. A very private person, Ruth Elaine had a strong presence on the the radio. 

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Willie Pickens On Piano Jazz

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Piano Jazz remembers Willie Pickens (April 18, 1931 – Dec. 12, 2017), who passed away at the age of 86. A master of digital speed and harmonic sophistication, the Chicago pianist was McPartland's guest for this 1997 program.

Recorded live at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, the set kicks off with an improvised boogie-woogie that shows why Pickens' contemporaries revered him as "one of the foremost piano players in jazz."

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World Cafe on WRUR

The premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.

World Cafe, April 21-25

Apr 21, 2014
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You can hear World Cafe every weekday at 2pm. Here's the line up for this week.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Our Vintage Cafe with Jackson Browne recorded in 2008 was a wide ranging exploration of his songs, old and new.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Known as a country songwriter, Robert Ellis channels his pop influences on the new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

World Cafe, April 14-18

Apr 11, 2014
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World Cafe Airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the line-up for the week!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Slowdive and Mojave 3 frontman, Neil Halstead, showcases his solo record, Palindrome Hunches, on this Vintage Cafe from 2012.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lost In The Trees have released a new guitar-forward album, Past Life, that contrasts much of their previous orchestral work.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In My Soul is Robert Cray's new collection of covers and originals featuring his trademark guitar playing.

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World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the guest list for the week!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Her new record, The River & The Thread, is inspired by Rosanne Cash's Southern roots.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Following the overwhelming success of Icelandic artist Ásgeir's debut in his home country, the translated album, In the Silence, has been released in the States.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the guest list for the week!

Monday, March 17, 2014

World Cafe celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Irish band, The Gloaming, performing songs from their self-titled debut album.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Held in Splendor is the first release from Boston's psychedelic folk trio, Quilt.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Yuck, the noise-pop band led by Londoner Max Bloom, showcase their sophomore record, Glow and Behold.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Different Radio has live coverage of SXSW! Join us at WRUR.ORG for live coverage!

http://wrur.org/live-event/live-coverage-sxsw-different-radio

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World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the schedule for this week.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Looking forward to the release of his latest record, Morning Phase, tomorrow, it's a Vintage Cafe with Beck.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son is the new sequel to Seattle folk-rocker Damien Jurado's 2012 album, Maraqopa.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Romance Without Finance

Feb 8, 2014
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That's the title of a tune Charlie Parker recorded 70 years ago, along with the guy who wrote it, guitarist and singer Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes. The rhyming lines are shoehorned in a bit, describing the title situation as "a nuisance," one that "just don't make sense." Not exactly Hallmark card material with Valentine's Day approaching, but something to consider as we head through a week of fundraising on WRUR.

Ira Gershwin's MOJO

Feb 4, 2014
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"'MOJO is a commonplace part of the rhetoric of the culture of a substantial portion of the American people. As a figure of speech, the concept of having, or not having, one's MOJO working is not something in which any one person could assert originality, or establish a proprietary right." So the court ruled in Stratchborneo vs. Arc Music in 1973. The defendant?

We made 20 stellar World Cafe in-studio performances available for download during February, but they're all coming down Feb. 28 at midnight. Grab music from Neko Case, Parquet Courts, Jason Isbell and more today, before they're gone tomorrow.

To download each song, click the title in the SoundCloud playlist (the song will begin playing), and then click "download" arrow to the right of the title.

World Cafe, February 3-7

Jan 31, 2014

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2pm. Here's the schedule for this week.

Monday, February 3, 2014

In this Vintage Cafe from 2012, guitarist Nils Lofgren talks about his prolific career as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and Neil Young's Crazy Horse.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Following the overwhelming success of Icelandic artist Ásgeir's debut in his home country, the translated album, In the Silence, has been released in the States.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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