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Macy Gray On World Cafe

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"There was no way I was letting anybody know I wanted to do music, but I just kept getting pushed in musical directions," TeaMarrr says. Tryen Redd/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Benny Sings' City Pop comes out Feb. 22 via Stones Throw. Takuroh Oyama/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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City Pop

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    City Pop
    Artist
    Benny Sings
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    2019

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J.S. Ondara performs inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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J.S. Ondara On World Cafe

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A Year After The #MeToo Grammys, Women Are Still Missing In Music

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Brandi Carlile performs a live World Cafe Session at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Liz Waldie/WXPN hide caption

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Brandi Carlile On World Cafe

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"I know now that I have the confidence that I wish I had when I was 20," Candi Staton says. Sean Cokes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Candi Staton Stops At Nothing To Create

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TLC at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. The trio won in the best group video category, beating boy-band juggernauts 'NSync and the Backstreet Boys. Henny Ray Abrams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oh Yes Son, They're Talking To You: 20 Years Of 'No Scrubs'

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Jessie Mae Robinson's songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists, from Louis Jordan to Lana Del Rey. Courtesy of the Robinson family hide caption

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The Women Behind The Songs: Jessie Mae Robinson

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"In the midst of the worst of times, we find a way to dance," DAWN says of her hometown, New Orleans. The artist used New Orleans as inspiration for her latest album, new breed. Robert Arnold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'We Find A Way To Dance': Inspired By New Orleans, DAWN Reconstructs Beauty From Ruin

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A Reunion Of Brotherly Love: Joey DeFrancesco Traces His Roots

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Chaz Bear explores adulthood, technology and identity with his latest album, Outer Peace. Jack Bool/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Toro y Moi Jumps Out Of His Comfort Zone With 'Outer Peace'

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R. Kelly Has Been Dropped By RCA Records, 'Billboard' Reports

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