Music

11:02am

Tue November 8, 2011
World Cafe

Joe Henry On World Cafe

Joe Henry.
Courtesy of the artist

Since his 1986 studio debut Talk of Heaven, the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and producer Joe Henry has defied convention. Known best for his country-inspired work, Henry reinvigorates each new release by injecting hints of soul, blues, jazz and funk.

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8:58am

Mon November 7, 2011
Music

What's New This Week on KUNC Music

New this week to KUNC Music: The Decemberists' new EP, Katie Herzig, and an artist you are familiar with but may not know the name of, Jim Keller. Be sure to tune in M-F from 9-Noon to KUNC Music.

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7:56am

Mon November 7, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Jens Lekman: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon November 7, 2011 7:23 am

Michael Katzif NPR
  • Audio Only: Jens Lekman's Tiny Desk Concert

If you're suffering from a broken heart, Jens Lekman is here to remind you that there are more important things to worry about. Like, say, the end of the world.

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12:31pm

Sun November 6, 2011
Live @ Swallow Hill Sessions

The Wood Brothers: Live @ Swallow Hill

Courtesy Ian Rawn thewoodbros.com

An incredible show recorded at the L2 Arts & Culture Center with The Wood Brothers! This performance catches The Wood Brothers on their 2nd night on tour and is appropriately enough, the 2nd show in our Live @ Swallow Hill Sessions...

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6:00am

Sun November 6, 2011
Music

The Surgery That Saves Silenced Singers

Adele at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.
Jason Merritt Getty Images

The biggest-selling pop artist of the year has gone silent.

The British pop/soul singer Adele was forced to cancel the rest of her 2011 tour. Earlier this year, she suffered two vocal hemorrhages and will need to undergo surgery.

Singers are in a high-risk business. Many famous singers have needed similar treatment.

"Essentially, people who sing are vocal athletes," says Dr. Steven Zeitels, director of the Voice Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. "So you can look at this as a not unusual scenario as an athlete getting an injury in that area."

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