Shall We Play That One Together
Dec 13, 2013 — The Obama administration reiterates its long-held position that Robert Levinson was not on the U.S. payroll when he mysteriously disappeared seven years ago.
Dec 13, 2013 — Italian pianist Stefano Bollani stretches the limits of imagination with improvisations ranging from quirky to transcendent. Virtuoso technique and a keen harmonic sense bolster Bollani's improvisations, which are influenced as much by Charlie Parker as Prokofiev and Zappa.
Dec 13, 2013 — A Canadian woman says she was barred from entering the U.S. after a border agent cited her past mental illness. Some mental health advocates say she was a victim of profiling, but the situation appears more complicated than that.
Dec 13, 2013 — The band that represents East Tennessee State University's Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music Studies program performs material from the era of roots music's infancy. Hear the group perform historic tunes live on stage in Johnson City.
Dec 13, 2013 — The Texas folk-rock group joins World Cafe's Michaela Majoun for a session that features songs from its new album, Antiphon. Guitarist Eric Pulido discusses how Midlake's sound changed after former lead singer and songwriter Tim Smith left the group.
Dec 13, 2013 — Authorities have arrested a 58-year-old avionics technician whom they accuse of trying to blow up the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita. The alleged plot was thwarted by undercover officials.
Dec 13, 2013 — The opera star sings some of her favorite songs, from Schubert to Joni Mitchell's "River," and performs a Gershwin tune with host Michael Feinstein.
Dec 13, 2013 — The storm dubbed Alexa has blown tents down in Syrian refugee camps and flooded parts of the Gaza Strip. It has also given Jerusalem its heaviest snowfall in 50 years, and Cairo its first snow in decades.
Dec 13, 2013 — In this week's roundup of top tech conversations and stories: how tech giants are flexing their muscles against government, Twitter's abandoned blocking policy, and how the tech empire is striking back against creeping government surveillance.
Dec 13, 2013 — The Internet is buzzing with news of "secret" Saturday Night Live auditions for black female cast members. We've collected YouTube clips from some of the rumored auditionees.