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2:35 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

World Cafe, January 6-10

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

Monday, January 6, 2014

On this Vintage Cafe from 2011, The Decemberists perform songs from their then-new album, The King Is Dead.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The follow-up to Diego Garcia's acclaimed debut, Laura, is the romantic new album called Paradise.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Wild Feathers introduce their rootsy rock music on their self-titled debut.

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7:43 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

New Morning

Who knows where the time goes? We’ll be ringing in the new year on Mystery Train this week, barhopping from Tipitina's to the House of Blue Lights, sharing a couple of old photographs and greeting the dawn...with some passengers in better shape than others. Tune in Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.

Live form World Cafe Live
12:22 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Nicole Atkins Live from World Cafe Live 1/03 @ Noon

Nicole Atkins

This week, the amazing singer songwriter Nicole Atkins returns with the best album of her career. We've been big fans of Nicole Atkins since her debut album. and on February 4th, She releases a new album. She'll be playing new material as well as some of her older favorites. 

Recent Release: Slow Phaser 

Release Date: February 4, 2014

Label: Self-released

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7:13 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Silent Night

Dig if you will the picture of Prince under the mistletoe. It's one of the scenes we'll visit on Mystery Train this week. The peculiar paternity of Joseph is considered, along with stories of other travelers headed to new places with big plans. We'll also hear transformative versions of Silent Night and the Nutcracker. Hop on board Christmas day at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.

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10:03 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Joy, Joy To My Soul

The Mystery Train Christmas Show, Part 1, will be on this Sunday at 4pm. Passengers include Ella and Elvis, Wilco and Wynton and Bland and Brubeck, among others. There's even a tune from the Grinch's girlfriend.

Music News
4:38 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Tom Waits on ACL

Credit KLRU photo by Scott Newton

It's becoming a holiday tradition to rival the Grinch. For the second year running, after more than a decade in the vaults, the December 1978 Austin City Limits performance by Tom Waits is on the TV again. Tune in to WXXI this Saturday at midnight. After all, it just wouldn't feel like the holidays without hearing "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis."

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High Hopes: Bruce Springsteen
4:22 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Bruce Springsteen Releases New Single, 'High Hopes,' Ahead Of 2014 LP

Bruce Springsteen's new album is due out in January.
Mark J. Terrill AP

Originally published on Mon November 25, 2013 6:11 pm

Bruce Springsteen released a new single early Monday morning. "High Hopes" is the title track to The Boss' new album, which is due out Jan. 14.

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7:18 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Rutgers Course To Explore Springsteen's Biblical References

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 10:17 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

For many fans, listening to Bruce Springsteen can be spiritual, that certainly includes a religion professor at Rutgers University. He's introduced a one credit course exploring religious references in The Boss's songwriting. The professor says it's important to understand the broader context of a writer's work. Some of the Biblical references in the music he says are subtle, others not.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, JESUS WAS AN ONLY SON)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: (Singing) Well, Jesus was an only son.

Latin Routes
4:04 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Latin Roots: Celebrating Día De Los Muertos

A Mexican altar for Día de los Muertos.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 11:27 am

In the Latin world, the big celebration around this time of year isn't for Halloween — it's for the Day of The Dead, or Día de los Muertos.

As NPR's Alt.Latino co-host Jasmine Garsd explains in this edition of Latin Roots, Día de los Muertos is far more a day of remembrance than anything scary. But to appease those who prefer to indulge in the eerie, Garsd has selected three songs, each drawn from a hair-raising urban legend.

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