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Actress and singer Doris Day made nearly three dozen films and more than 600 recordings. At the height of her career, she topped both the billboard and the box office charts. Day died of pneumonia on Monday at the age of 97.

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

Editor's note: This story includes discussions of depression, addiction and suicide.

At this point, Lila Downs now has the kind of artistic stature among her fans that she has for the women she has celebrated throughout her career. She has always paid tribute to great voices and artist such as Chavela Vargas, Mercedes Sosa and even Joan Baez.

The Cerny Brothers will be returning to WCBE for another Live From Studio A visit during the Global Village!

Their brand new release Looking For The Good Land is available now.

That's The Cerny Brothers live from studio a, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.

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Diane Coffee the alter ego of Shaun Fleming and many other artistic outlets over the years...will perform Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night at the Rumba Cafe with Active Bird Community!  

Katherine Paul

Multi-instrumentalist Katherine Paul - also known as Black Belt Eagle Scout - brings her talents to Columbus tomorrow night. Paul grew up in a small Indian reservation and says she doesn't play music to write songs, she plays music to process feelings.  

WCBE is thrilled to host a Live From Studio A session with the legendary Martin Barre!  

Music Journeys: Sasami

May 3, 2019
Alice Baxley @abaxley Instagram

Multi-instrumentalist Sasami brings her talents to Columbus this weekend for a show at the Rumba Café. In this edition of Music Journeys, Sasami talks about her self-titled debut and how her background shaped her sound. Hear more in the full podcast at the bottom of the page.

The 23rd annual Central Ohio Folk Festival takes place this weekend at Highbanks Metro Park in Delaware County. A large 1960’s style sing-along celebrating the songs of Pete Seeger will kick off the event. 

What could be better than a new project built on the mutual fandom and friendship of two of our World Cafe favorites?

Will Johnson has seen some things.

"A couple years ago I got approached by these, like, Silicon Valley dudes," the musician says,"and they basically were like, 'Yo. We have created a formula to make a for-sure No. 1 hit.' Literally."

Emily King, the pop-soul singer from New York City will perform Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at A&R Music Bar with Jennah Bell!

She's out on the road with her third full length studio release Scenery and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

Pure Bathing Culture
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Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman of Pure Bathing Culture will join us Live From Studio A in advance of the show that night with Lucius at Columbus Athenaeum Theatre!

They're out on the road with the brand new release Night Pass and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

Jay DeMarcus

As a member of Rascal Flatts, Jay DeMarcus has lived some incredible experiences. But the road to forming one of America's most successful and beloved country music bands wasn't always smooth. The Columbus native chronicles his mistakes, childhood memories, and what he considers his greatest blessing in a new book titled Shotgun Angels. 

Hailey Knox will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village on WCBE!  

Paul Cauthen
Will von Bolton

Texas troubadour Paul Cauthen (formerly of Sons Of Fathers) will perform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe!  

WCBE is looking forward to hosting guitar legend Arlen Roth Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at Woodland's Tavern!  Roth is considred one of the most influential guitarists of all time.  For over 45 years he's toured the world with such icons as Simon And Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Phoebe Snow, The Bee Gees, Ry Cooder, Levon Helm, Dusty Springfield and more!

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify and Apple playlists at the bottom of the page.

This year's Tiny Desk Contest judges are excited to finally be getting ready to pick the 2019 winner. In the meantime, there's a lot going on in the Tiny Desk Contest community.

Bayonne
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WCBE is looking forward to hosting live session with Roger Sellers aka Bayonne in advance of his show that night at Ace Of Cups with Palm Daze!

He's out on the road with the brand new release Drastic Measures and will be making a stop in Columbus!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

Mark Guiliana is a drummer renowned for his chameleon-like ways with pulse — whether he's leading his acoustic jazz quartet, playing in a duo with Brad Mehldau or providing the back beat behind David Bowie's final album, Blackstar. Now, Guiliana is in another mutation mode, shifting his focus from acoustic jazz sounds to explore an exciting realm of electro-jazz.

Kevin Morby's new album is unlike anything he's done before. Gone is the guitar (for the most part) from his earlier recordings. In its place are more droning instruments — sounds more suited for church than the concert hall, including a recurring, small choir. The subject for the album is God and our culture's relationship with God, from deep introspection to the trivial, everyday use of that ever-present expression "oh my God."

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

We welcome back an influential and iconic musician to the punk and hardcore scene, Bob Mould. After blazing trails in the '80s with Hüsker Dü, and in the '90s with Sugar, Mould has had a successful solo career for the last 25 years.

Bobby Long
Jeff Fasano

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Bobby Long to perform Live From Studio A in advance of this show that night with Alex Barnes at the Rumba Cafe!

He's out on the road with a brand new release Sultans and we're happy he'll be making a stop in Columbus!

Rock fans fell in love with The Cranberries in the early '90s, thanks, in large part, to the haunting, Celtic-inspired voice of the Irish rock band's lead singer, Dolores O'Riordan. The Cranberries, made up of O'Riordan on lead vocal, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler on drums, created an intoxicating juxtaposition of grunge and alternative pop, with O'Riordan's lilting lyrics searing through right in.

Slothrust
Danny Scott Lane

Slothrust will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Basement with Summer Cannibals!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

When Mikaela Straus, who records as King Princess, says "I've never been subtle. I don't think now is the time," she means it. Straus is a producer, multi-instrumentalist, writer and emerging gay icon with incredible confidence charisma and the musical chops to back it up.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Natalie's in Worthington!  They're out on the road together with a new album Music!Music!Music!

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